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  1. Major improvement on their last jersey v NZ mid season
  2. I would say it is the for the same reason the Pacific Cup games are played in Western Sydney ie. Foxtel are televising it.
  3. Could they be working off Shane Richardson's plan for the British game? https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/dissecting-shane-richardsons-plan-for-british-rugby-league/
  4. If League is under the union banner and the government grant money to them, does this not hinder the growth of the game?
  5. So true, whilst you can't descriminate against something or anyone these days, and rightfully so, it seems it is ok to do it against rugby league.
  6. The Rebels are virtually non existent in Melbourne. The Storm have a strong presence.
  7. Melbourne has grown from virtually zero. A second NZ team will come. The NRL see it as fertile ground.
  8. Either was Melbourne. Build it and they will come.
  9. I believe the 18th team will be in NZ and once Christchurch build their new stadium it has a very strong chance of it being there. Expect them in in 2026 or 2027. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/christchurch-stadium-neighbours-say-city-has-locked-in-payment-with-no-contribution-requested-from-others/XAFJUG2LMZUHLLTLQW5D4UILXQ/
  10. I'm sure most people can't wait for the opening game of the World Cup between Samoa and England infront of a big crowd in Newcastle. But what are the other games from the group stages that you are looking forward to as potentially absorbing games?
  11. True, in any other game Gagai probably gets sent off. However in an absorbing contest with TV execs and media ready to pounce the poor old ref was placed in a position to send them to the bin so as not to ruin the spectacle. He would have been crucified by all if he had sent one off and that turned the game. He and the game were in a no win situation.
  12. Looks like Gus thinks or believes the NRL are the only ones capable of running RL around the worl. It all fits in with Richardson's plan released some time ago. Seems Australia knows what's best for everybody. https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/dissecting-shane-richardsons-plan-for-british-rugby-league/
  13. He is actually supporting the international game.
  14. I was disappointed with Troy Grants view on players nation hopping, he seems to think it is all ok to play for 5 countries if you qualify. This is ridiculous, players should have one nation and that is it.
  15. Here is former York 'legend' Gus Gould's take on international rugby league from Monday night show 100% Footy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAOlKo7hipk
  16. Agreed. Internationals bring a different style of game which is exciting. The way origin is going with the new rule changes a few more NSW wins and it's in trouble. Of the last 10 games, 5 have been major blowouts with all being won by NSW.
  17. If the media hyped it up like they do origin it will turn around. They have been death riding it for 20 years.
  18. Abdo is a joke, a puppet. The media don't go hard on him because he is doing what they want. V'landys usually does all his talking.
  19. Well worth a read https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/league/129076597/how-the-1971-kiwis-shocked-the-rugby-league-world-with-historic-series-win-in-england?fbclid=IwAR1dUI9J_KdwV8rwp-6zJEgVEVqZucAH7BeOJKPocQrBg0EEQ8dT6v62Yoc
  20. RIP Harry. Great league man.
  21. Correct and if you read Shane Richardson's plan in which he outlines the future for the English game and the international game you can see where we are headed. Ironically this News Corp lackie criticises the English clubs from having too much say as it leads to self interest, which it does, yet is quite happy for the Australian game to be run by clubs and TV networks. https://www.loverugbyleague.com/post/dissecting-shane-richardsons-plan-for-british-rugby-league/
  22. It will happen. The broadcaster does not want anything competing with Origin it's as simple as that.
  23. Look who runs the game and what they are protecting ie. NRL clubs and the broadcasters they are a partnership.
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