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New York and Ottawa are one step closer to being included in the English league structure after clubs voted in favour by a comfortable majority. Representatives from New York and Ottawa presented their bids to clubs at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday and have been given support by RFL member clubs. While the decision is an undoubted boost to…

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This is absolutely fantastic news. I had feared self interest would scupper their bids but it's great to see common sense prevail. Its also great that clubs can see the bigger picture and see what big well backed clubs can do for the game.

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Great news. But are they both going into League 1 at the same time? How would that work with PT clubs? 

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Great news!

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36 minutes ago, Total Rugby League said:

New York and Ottawa are one step closer to being included in the English league structure after clubs voted in favour by a comfortable majority. Representatives from New York and Ottawa presented their bids to clubs at Salford’s AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday and have been given support by RFL member clubs. While the decision is an undoubted boost to…

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Ah, but did they only vote in favour because they want to see how much money they can bleed out of those two?

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1 minute ago, Big Picture said:

Ah, but did they only vote in favour because they want to see how much money they can bleed out of those two?

Somebody took the Steve Mascord article a little too seriously.  It has gone forward to the RFL for approval.

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1 minute ago, bbfaz said:

Somebody took the Steve Mascord article a little too seriously.  It has gone forward to the RFL for approval.

Of course I took it seriously.  After the events of the past year and a bit I found all of it quite believable.

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It's a good part of the process to include current clubs and gauge their thoughts. Even more encouraging that they were suitably impressed to overwhelmingly vote both in. A bit surprising that only 5 SL clubs were there - you'd either think they'd all go or none

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The news has already made the BBC and Washington Post websites, but yeah they'd bring nothing to RL...

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1 hour ago, Damien said:

This is absolutely fantastic news. I had feared self interest would scupper their bids but it's great to see common sense prevail. Its also great that clubs can see the bigger picture and see what big well backed clubs can do for the game.

 

In who’s self interest would it have been favorable to scupper it?


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7 minutes ago, Manx RL said:

 

In who’s self interest would it have been favorable to scupper it?

Clubs that see them as taking their possible Super League or Championship spot.

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3 minutes ago, Damien said:

Clubs that see them as taking their possible Super League or Championship spot.

Which clubs would they be?


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Superb. 

There’s potential for trips to Canada, France and America through Rugby League and then there’s the added events like your Magic Weekend’s, one-off’s like Barcelona and your Finals. 

While incredibly expensive, Rugby League lets you travel and see a bit more of the world, even as a fan. 

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44 minutes ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

I'm looking forward to seeing the meltdown on the other forum 🤣

That'll be nothing compared to the meltdown on this forum. Ricky Wilby's on Radio 5 Sports Extra right now, talking to Dave Woods. Expect a tsunami of angry paragraphs from at least one widely-blocked TRL member.

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Good luck to them. It will be little short of a miracle if New York is a success but I hope they pull it off.

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It certainly will be nothing compared to the meltdown when the NA clubs continue to grow and grow then decide they dont want to play piddly little tinpot clubs like Wigan and Leeds in front of sub 15k crowds and start to look for clubs in more glamorous locations to replace them. 

Regardless, good news of they are successful in making a go of it. The more clubs, and countries, we get playing the game the stronger the sport will be. 

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7 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

That'll be nothing compared to the meltdown on this forum. Ricky Wilby's on Radio 5 Sports Extra right now, talking to Dave Woods. Expect a tsunami of angry paragraphs from at least one widely-blocked TRL member.

That reminds me. What's happened to Evil Homer? 

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10 minutes ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

Superb. 

There’s potential for trips to Canada, France and America through Rugby League and then there’s the added events like your Magic Weekend’s, one-off’s like Barcelona and your Finals. 

While incredibly expensive, Rugby League lets you travel and see a bit more of the world, even as a fan. 

Play rugby league, see the world. Has a good ring to it. 😉

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I remember the Union crowd used to be obsessed with the fact that we weren't "international" (having had a hand in that, mind).

Well, now we will.  We invented this game and now we're getting the chance to take it to the world again.

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1 hour ago, Manx RL said:

 

In who’s self interest would it have been favorable to scupper it?

the clubs likely to be overtaken by them

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Just now, PREPOSTEROUS said:

Potentially that's all of the current clubs.

Potentially, but some more likely than others, some much earlier than others, and some are likely to not really see the benefits of them*

*in the context of the current structure we have.

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