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  1. I hope a super league club can sign him. Clearly we need more marquee player spots. Or perhaps a club who won’t be using both marquee player spots should be able to sell/trade theirs to Toronto for cash or a player? Either way. We need as many big names and stars playing in super league as possible.
  2. Exactly. Huge missed opportunity with Super Rugby ditching it. Create a pathway and get all the youngsters in WA aspiring to play League.
  3. Absolute frauds calling themselves the NATIONAL Rugby League when they wont even take the competition to Perth or Adelaide. It’s like they just don’t see the long term benefits of having a presence in the biggest cities. Happy with their Sydney centric comp and will be for years. As always with RL a lack of vision holds it back. Surely the TV companies would love part of their package in a new location AND a different time zone. It really shouldn’t be difficult to sell.
  4. There’s no such thing as ‘fast tracking’ and there’s also no substance in the claim that the only way a club can be ready is starting at the bottom. Our one and only hugely successful example of expanding Super League is the Catalans Dragons. They were told a few years before they entered the league that they would be coming in, they had bags of time to prepare as did super league itself. They were then given exemption from relegation to help them build for the future. I’ve no doubt we’d see similar success stories if we allowed the likes of Toulouse and Toronto to do the same.
  5. NRL and Super League need players like Semi. Super stars are few and far between, the fact that he’s Fijian makes him even more desirable.
  6. 1. World Cup 2. Test series 3. Confederations cup/four nations... whatever you want to call it. 4. Test series 2 week mid season international break. Not difficult is it.
  7. Should be a great event. My only gripe would be that they should have picked a team with decent away support to play Toulouse. Bradford would have been great. Would created a better atmosphere in the ground and make it feel like a bigger event.
  8. International RL is the final piece in the jigsaw for Rugby league to trump AFL in Australia. It’s good that anyone high up in the game recognised that. Regular internationals between more nations are ESSENTIAL. More test series, more four nations, more mid season tests during origin and more pacific nations playing each other. Put in place a 10 year plan that doesn’t rely on each test series turning a profit individually. On the subject of nines I’d like to see an international circuit of 5 events to start with. - Perth - Melbourne - London - New Zealand - Toronto - France Then expand from there. Our events should be sellable in the areas where we already have a little bit of the market.
  9. I’d be quite happy to give the rights away for those games. Being on TV is better than not being on TV, the sport needs to turn those viewers into new sponsorship deals. Once we’ve got a second french team we might then have a real package to ask for some cash. One game in France every week with the two derbies thrown in.
  10. You’ve got to commend not only the signing but the way in which they have announced it all. They clearly leaked it slowly to the point where everyone knew he was signing, this got the Wolfpack in the media spot light around the world. Then a few days later they announced it officially keeping them in the media spotlight for another few days. Next week they’ll have a press conference in London Infront of the global media where they’ll all get their pictures and interviews and they’ll get more media coverage all over again. Three huge rounds of media coverage just by playing it smart.
  11. SBW switching to Samoa for the 2021 World Cup could trigger similar scenes which we saw with Tonga.
  12. I don’t think we should simply “raise the cap” that will result in players like Willie Isa earning more than they do now with zero benefits to the sport. If we raise the cap we just raise the average salary for average players, if we allow clubs to spend more money it MUST be on talent. What we DO need is more dispensations. HOME GROWN - Allow 3 marquee player dispensations for HOME GROWN talent. It will encourage more clubs to develop their own and rewards the ones that already do. We don’t need to just sign top talent we need to hold onto it as well. MARQUEE PLAYER - Allow 2 marquee player dispensations for players signed from other clubs. RETURNING PLAYERS - Dispensation for players returning to Super League from the NRL. Let’s get John Bateman, Tom Burgess, Elliot Whitehead and George Williams playing in our competition. But it still allows players to go to the NRL if they wish but guarantees that SL clubs can compete with the salaries when they return. FRENCH PLAYERS - Allow 2 dispensations for young french players (not signed from Catalans). This way we get an extra 20 or so French players trained and playing at super league level. RU PLAYERS - Allow 1 marquee slot for a RU players. RU UNDER 20’s - Allow 1 marquee slot for RU players under the age of 20. Let’s steal their brightest talent.
  13. Tonga v NZ should now be an annual event alongside Origin. That would be a great start.
  14. Should be spread across the whole weekend to maximise attendances and viewership on the box.
  15. If the game really wants to expand with new teams give Eric Perez a budget and a team of people to do it.
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