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“Rebel” rugby league World Cup planned for Pakistan (this isn’t a joke)

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The rebel group is planning a rugby league World Cup in Pakistan.

The Italian ambassador to Pakistan refers to it in this interview in which he also refers to the Italian National team playing in Pakistan.

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I wouldn’t be surprised to see Rugby League being attractive to the Pakistani nation either to participate or spectate.  Kabaddi has some very similar elements to the collision, the tackle and the floor work and those attracted to these elements would surely see the attraction of Rugby League.

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WTF!!!! Pakistan play RL. Who knew.

This is too early in the morning for me to make any sense.

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So who in it ?

pakistan, Italy, Greece, Kenya, Georgia, Brazil. I can’t wait 🤣

big pedigree rugby nations there . 

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9 minutes ago, walter sobchak said:

WTF!!!! Pakistan play RL. Who knew.

This is too early in the morning for me to make any sense.

Can anyone translate this interview with their head honcho?

 

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21 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

Will they get better crowds than Townsville or Canberra? (this IS a joke Copa ;))

Probably will. Easily.

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Not sure. Looking on twitter this event had coverage on Pakistan tv break fast as well as major sports network and has government pushing event. 

I have to say from afar this Pierluigi Gentile seem to be getting stuff done. 

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15 minutes ago, winnyason said:

Not sure. Looking on twitter this event had coverage on Pakistan tv break fast as well as major sports network and has government pushing event. 

I have to say from afar this Pierluigi Gentile seem to be getting stuff done. 

Get him a job at the RLIF

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14 minutes ago, winnyason said:

Not sure. Looking on twitter this event had coverage on Pakistan tv break fast as well as major sports network and has government pushing event. 

I have to say from afar this Pierluigi Gentile seem to be getting stuff done. 

The Pakistani government would love an international event that makes them look normal and welcoming. Many regular people would too.

I suspect this will be the start of rugby union’s attempt to take over rugby league or at the very least try to stifle RLIF growth for a long time.

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17 minutes ago, Copa said:

The Pakistani government would love an international event that makes them look normal and welcoming. Many regular people would too.

I suspect this will be the start of rugby union’s attempt to take over rugby league or at the very least try to stifle RLIF growth for a long time.

So what’s the deal with the world rugby league saying there a sub segment of rugby union to get governments on board ?

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1 hour ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

So how much work is this other body doing? Seem to be heading a lot about them now. What resources do they have?

I hope not being cynical here but what to suggest it getting funds from irb given there saying there a part of rugby union 

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That's a novel idea having the posts on the dead ball line, the last time I saw something different was at the greyhound stadium  eland Road Leeds when the reborn Hunslet played there and it was like the American football tuning fork style.

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21 minutes ago, Mumby Magic said:

Am I drunk?

Ditto!

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12 hours ago, Copa said:

The rebel group is planning a rugby league World Cup in Pakistan.

Brilliant ... that will make the close season even shorter!

Who has the rights, Premier, Sky, Telstra or Aunty (let's hide it away, it's worked so far) ?

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11 minutes ago, Oxford said:

Who has the rights, Premier, Sky, Telstra or Aunty (let's hide it away, it's worked so far) ?

These guys (unconfirmed/allegedly of course) ... :ph34r:

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Could this be what’s behind the IRB objecting to Rugby League being recognised by Sports Accord and the shenanigans in Saudi Arabia a couple of years ago with the Saudi RU claiming they owned the rights to ‘Rugby’ including League?

If it were and they continued to expand it internationally, how would we feel about it, after all it’s Rugby League rules and the game we love to watch but under a different Governing body. 

Are we happy or are we angry?

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