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Would it be a success in England? I don’t think you’ll get 90K at Wembley but would 70K at Ild Trafford be realistic or 50K at Etihad it St James’ Park

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2 minutes ago, Mr Plow said:

Would it be a success in England? I don’t think you’ll get 90K at Wembley but would 70K at Ild Trafford be realistic or 50K at Etihad it St James’ Park

More likely to get 90k at Wembley as most Aussies live down here

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Because of RLs almost invisible profile in this country it would be nigh on impossible to attract other than the comitted Leaguie or expat.  The Aussies have always wanted a test to take place in London even to the extent of13,000 of us rattling around Wembley back in 1973.

While there is still cities and states willing to pay big money to stage it in their own country why should they want to travel over here?  and if they did it would only be to London😎

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I think the biggest obstacle would be the players union complaining about jet lag. Or does that only apply to non NRL controlled internationals? 😉.

London would be the most likely venue, Spurs new ground perhaps. Would be nice to see as I’m sure a lot of northerners would travel down as well as expats. 

Cant see it happening though due to my first point 

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I would only go and watch if the players promised to try hard. I wouldn't open the curtains to watch that Queensland performance again today if they were playing in my back yard.

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I don't care for SOO. It stunts the international game and fuels the Aussie ego's, whilst being completely insular as far as the rest of the world having an interest.  Not watched at all this year.

A GB trial equivalent between England and a combined Celts side would be interesting, but I'd rather NRL players were released for the individual Celtic nations so they could field their strongest sides in a European Cup equivalent of the Oceania Cup

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I don't mind SOO, so long as other areas get the chance to play representative fixtures at the same time. This weekend they have been, but the hypocrisy about midweek fixtures is ridiculous.

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1 hour ago, BenGilesRL said:

I don't care for SOO. It stunts the international game and fuels the Aussie ego's, whilst being completely insular as far as the rest of the world having an interest.  Not watched at all this year.

A GB trial equivalent between England and a combined Celts side would be interesting, but I'd rather NRL players were released for the individual Celtic nations so they could field their strongest sides in a European Cup equivalent of the Oceania Cup

It also makes them a awful lot of money and while that remains so international games, which don't, will always be a poor second for them.

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4 hours ago, Dunbar said:

I would only go and watch if the players promised to try hard. I wouldn't open the curtains to watch that Queensland performance again today if they were playing in my back yard.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha 🙂 

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Seeing it’s all based around 9 tv ratings I can’t see them having it outside their prime time . Absolutely no way will it happen . The demand there for games is huge as is the revenues 

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As it’s one of the biggest sporting events in Australia and because of our cultural links, I suspect it’d get more local media coverage in England than some big SL events.

That would be both good and sad.

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On 18/06/2019 at 20:41, Chrispmartha said:

I'm asking how you define it

 

7 hours ago, deluded pom? said:

I’d sooner see anarchy in the U.K.

Didn't that happen in 77?

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10 hours ago, Wellsy4HullFC said:

I don't mind SOO, so long as other areas get the chance to play representative fixtures at the same time. This weekend they have been, but the hypocrisy about midweek fixtures is ridiculous.

Didn't SL clash with Championship?

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I thought you meant Lancashire v Yorkshire by the title. 


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On 23/06/2019 at 13:50, Clogiron said:

Because of RLs almost invisible profile in this country it would be nigh on impossible to attract other than the comitted Leaguie or expat.  The Aussies have always wanted a test to take place in London even to the extent of13,000 of us rattling around Wembley back in 1973.

While there is still cities and states willing to pay big money to stage it in their own country why should they want to travel over here?  and if they did it would only be to London😎

I’d concur with this.

State of Origin has never had any profile in the UK, you just never hear it mentioned (nor the NRL league), so it’s Aussie expats and RL devotees that would make up most of the interest if a game was played here. The obvious comparison is the NFL, which in contrast to SOO has always had a niche interest in the UK, so curious onlookers attend. There are no (proper) American football teams/league here as it isn’t popular enough to play/watch, so those that are curious (or do follow the sport) would go see pro teams that come here. There isn’t that curiosity factor with RL with the sport being played here (being the home of it come to that).

Let’s say Wigan are the most popular RL team in the UK, far more people would watch them here than any Aussie RL team, and given the number who would watch Wigan wouldn’t be substantial it doesn’t say much for an Aussie team.

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1 hour ago, DC77 said:

I’d concur with this.

State of Origin has never had any profile in the UK, you just never hear it mentioned (nor the NRL league), so it’s Aussie expats and RL devotees that would make up most of the interest if a game was played here. The obvious comparison is the NFL, which in contrast to SOO has always had a niche interest in the UK, so curious onlookers attend. There are no (proper) American football teams/league here as it isn’t popular enough to play/watch, so those that are curious (or do follow the sport) would go see pro teams that come here. 

There are also many people from mainland Europe who travel to London to see an NFL game.


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33 minutes ago, deluded pom? said:

There are also many people from mainland Europe who travel to London to see an NFL game.

Indeed, in the couple of games I went to I was amazed at the number of German's at the games and I probably heard as many German speakers as English ones.

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3 hours ago, DC77 said:

There are no (proper) American football teams/league here as it isn’t popular enough to play/watch, so those that are curious (or do follow the sport) would go see pro teams that come here. 

Not bad for no (proper) teams. 

https://www.britishamericanfootball.org/teams/contact--adult#.XREWtozTWhA

https://www.britishamericanfootball.org/teams/contact--university#.XREXBYzTWhA

https://www.britishamericanfootball.org/teams/contact--women#.XREXwYzTWhA

 

And that’s just men’s, universities and women’s teams. Not included all the college and junior teams.

I wish RL had this sort of reach countrywide.

 

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I'd go and watch Origin in London. Maybe up north too, although that's a lot further for me. It would be a good spectacle and worth doing at least once.

Would much rather go and watch England/GB in London for The Ashes though.

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