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MatthewWoody

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  1. But still, the Wallabies sometimes win. England/GB never do, sadly. In addition to this, there are more top teams in Int RU than in Int RL. I'd dream having an Int RL scene actually comparable to the one RU has.
  2. But it would be good having interesting and actually watchable games. I'd go with Aus and NZ XIII (if players do want to partecipate).
  3. Not all players can switch. I'd go with Aus XIII and NZ XIII (as recently happened with Tonga), with the best player available. Normally I wouldn't want such teams in a WC, but these (pandemic, ARL and NZRL refusal, etc.) are not normal times. Having those invitational sides would good for the level of the games, too.
  4. https://open.spotify.com/track/6QOg1CWFpLAsIK7I54JX4G?context=spotify%3Aplaylist%3A37i9dQZF1DWTTqqNdOCTBs&si=gGqOdHToTcqSQjr0Q0DQSw
  5. Well, the GB squad was announced before the 9s, wasn't it?
  6. In rugby league, you play so few tests that even a tour is very very important. Ok the World Cup, ok the 4 N, but inventing ex novo 2 or 3 plastic trophies won't make the game any help, imho.
  7. He can play Origin and for England, can't he?
  8. GB / England whoever it is, a game vs Tonga in Auckland must be interesting after that semifinal.
  9. My opinion is that given Scotland/Ireland involvment in the qualifiers, it will just be England + Wales
  10. I really can't see any damage if they 2 are given a chance to tour the Southern emisphere, say beat the Kiwis or Tonga in front of a proper test rl crowd, and then bring back the experience gained to the Welsh team the follow seasons.
  11. I can't see the Australian very worried about losing to England/GB
  12. Making a comparison doesn't mean ignoring the differences between the games.
  13. Or use GB as a rep team which it's an honour be involved in each tot years, at is happens with B&I Lions in ru. You can have both things.
  14. Come on mate, we already have very few competitive teams at the WC...
  15. You'd need the money to have the non tier 1 nations available and camped for 4-5 weeks.
  16. Yes, I see what you mean. I was just reflecting about this International or Test Match mantra. Rep sides are good, as soon as they reflect and actually represent something that exists [culturally, in sports, etc.].
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