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8 hours ago, TIWIT said:

No chance of that. His cap is on so tight the force of the explosion will go straight down.

It's made of tin foil..the mess will be fully contained

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6 minutes ago, RobertAM said:

It's made of tin foil..the mess will be fully contained

NY would probably be more ..

Suitable.

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It wouldn’t surprise me if Benji Marshall signed for them. 1 more season in NRL and then head over for his twilight years. Would certainly be a good signing, despite his age and would garner a lot of interest 

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18 hours ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

That wouldn't be good now would it? His head exploding would get brains all over his flatcap. 

Well a lot of blood, bone, skin and hair anyway. 

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4 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

They obviously aren't very familiar with how Toronto operate then are they ?

It's outside of Australia, you should be thankful they've heard of them.

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1 minute ago, Pulga said:

It's outside of Australia, you should be thankful they've heard of them.

I'm quite familiar with the Aussie mindset , they do know everything about everything 😉

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2 minutes ago, GUBRATS said:

I'm quite familiar with the Aussie mindset , they do know everything about everything 😉

As an Aussie, it's frustrating.


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At least they don't seem to want any players from Leigh, or Hunslet.

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On 22/10/2019 at 20:33, Smudger06 said:

Needs major work doing on it. 

Surface is ###### was there this summer. It does have potential though as an area but will cost £££££.

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22 hours ago, Pulga said:

They seem to think that New York has plenty of expats to target, which as we know from London's experience doesn't necessarily work.  Are there even a comparable number of expats in New York as compared to London?

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2 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

They seem to think that New York has plenty of expats to target, which as we know from London's experience doesn't necessarily work.  Are there even a comparable number of expats in New York as compared to London?

Apparently there were 20,000 Aussies in 2011.

The difference with NY is that rugby league doesn't have a stigma like it does in the south of England.

 

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i my time as a league fan and i 40 now never seen so much new activity. the north american expansion brings one thing our code does not have alot of corporate dollars and tv deal. while the dragons bring on field success money and tv deal money has not happened in france. 

who knows if ottawa, new york and toronto take off they could run there own league ala pro14 with french clubs. 

the years international program is most ambitious i have seen with gb playing nz, png and tonga. while the oceania program with likes of aussies, fiji, samoa, tonga all playing each other with top level squads as well as nines program. also seeing a 4 nations african cup shows our code is making noise around the globe. brazil is another that seems on the right path. 

france is biggest disappointment imo and i really think enough is enough is huge no shows its not good enough anymore,  when you have these names missing  gigot, escare, yaha, fages, springer, bousquet, maria, simon, robin, barthau, ader, bergal, baiteri, julian, garcia. pelissier picking spain over france and casty retired. 

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1 hour ago, winnyason said:

i my time as a league fan and i 40 now never seen so much new activity. the north american expansion brings one thing our code does not have alot of corporate dollars and tv deal. while the dragons bring on field success money and tv deal money has not happened in france. 

who knows if ottawa, new york and toronto take off they could run there own league ala pro14 with french clubs. 

the years international program is most ambitious i have seen with gb playing nz, png and tonga. while the oceania program with likes of aussies, fiji, samoa, tonga all playing each other with top level squads as well as nines program. also seeing a 4 nations african cup shows our code is making noise around the globe. brazil is another that seems on the right path. 

france is biggest disappointment imo and i really think enough is enough is huge no shows its not good enough anymore,  when you have these names missing  gigot, escare, yaha, fages, springer, bousquet, maria, simon, robin, barthau, ader, bergal, baiteri, julian, garcia. pelissier picking spain over france and casty retired. 

They are home grown talent, with the exception of a couple. They have structure now. But there is nothing coming out of Canada in 3 years that suggests any structure. 
 

All eggs in one basket to reach the promised land without a homegrown player in sight.

You call that expansion?

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5 minutes ago, SL17 said:

They are home grown talent, with the exception of a couple. They have structure now. But there is nothing coming out of Canada in 3 years that suggests any structure. 
 

All eggs in one basket to reach the promised land without a homegrown player in sight.

You call that expansion?

Heard of melbourne storm ?? Same model ot works read up on it. 

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2 minutes ago, winnyason said:

Heard of melbourne storm ?? Same model ot works read up on it. 

I don’t see your point on that one. They are in an established environment.

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2 hours ago, SL17 said:

I don’t see your point on that one. They are in an established environment.

There no locals in storm team. Players recruited from qld, nsw, nz and Pacific. Its a afl hotbed.

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On 23/10/2019 at 21:11, DoubleD said:

It wouldn’t surprise me if Benji Marshall signed for them. 1 more season in NRL and then head over for his twilight years. Would certainly be a good signing, despite his age and would garner a lot of interest 

Interest from who?

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3 hours ago, SL17 said:

They are home grown talent, with the exception of a couple. They have structure now. But there is nothing coming out of Canada in 3 years that suggests any structure. 
 

All eggs in one basket to reach the promised land without a homegrown player in sight.

You call that expansion?

Yes teams are being built without proper foundations being set. Meanwhile the heartlands are being neglected. There’s a real possibility that it can all come crashing down. Can’t help but feel this is the last roll of the dice for rugby league which explains the Hail Mary attempt to grow the game. If it comes off, it can work out very well but on the flip side, it can be disastrous for the sport

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2 hours ago, Yorkshire Knight said:

Interest from who?

Interest from you YK. I know that rugby league fan in you is dieing to come out 😁

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3 hours ago, Yorkshire Knight said:

Yes teams are being built without proper foundations being set. Meanwhile the heartlands are being neglected. There’s a real possibility that it can all come crashing down. Can’t help but feel this is the last roll of the dice for rugby league which explains the Hail Mary attempt to grow the game. If it comes off, it can work out very well but on the flip side, it can be disastrous for the sport

How are the heartlands being neglected?

Your answer to that will determine whether the rest of your post is worth discussing.

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6 hours ago, winnyason said:

Heard of melbourne storm ?? Same model ot works read up on it. 

 

6 hours ago, SL17 said:

I don’t see your point on that one. They are in an established environment.

Explain that one. Rugby league was non-existant pretty much in the state of Victoria before the Storm. They have produced only a handful of NRL players in 2 decades.

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14 hours ago, Pulga said:

Apparently there were 20,000 Aussies in 2011.

The difference with NY is that rugby league doesn't have a stigma like it does in the south of England.

 

If their distribution by state of origin is the same as the general population in Australia, about half come from NSW and Queensland and half from the states were Aussie Rules dominates.  Some of the former half will have grown up in RU supporting households, so the number of RL followers will be somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 of of the total.  Here's a question: after the decades of Aussie dominance over the Brits in international RL, how many of those will be willing to make the trek to Harrison NJ to see a team playing in the English third tier?

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31 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

If their distribution by state of origin is the same as the general population in Australia, about half come from NSW and Queensland and half from the states were Aussie Rules dominates.  Some of the former half will have grown up in RU supporting households, so the number of RL followers will be somewhere between 1/4 and 1/2 of of the total.

That's being very generous to union. It wouldn't be 10% as popular as league in NSW and Qld. So closer to being between 2/5 and 1/2.

31 minutes ago, Big Picture said:

Here's a question: after the decades of Aussie dominance over the Brits in international RL, how many of those will be willing to make the trek to Harrison NJ to see a team playing in the English third tier?

I'm not sure it would matter too much. I don't think the average person knows much about the international game if I'm honest.


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