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I watch it now and again, not as much as I’d like to due to lack of time. My favourite team are the NZ Warriors, mainly because I’ve always thought (rightly or wrongly) that a strong NRL team in NZ would help strengthen and expand the game there. 

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Nah, no interest.


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9 minutes ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

Melbourne. First Australian team I saw live in the flesh. Gloryhunting and all that. 

DW in 2000?

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Current favourite team for me is Canberra for obvious reasons.

My team used to be Penrith after Soward returned to the NRL to play for them from us.

Have previously supported the Warriors when Tomkins was out there, so I guess you can see where I get my loyalities from ...

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Melbourne Storm... my wife went to live in Melbourne for 9 months when we first met back in 2003 while i was playing at South London Storm and bought me a Melbourne Storm shirt for my birthday that year.. followed them ever since.. before that i sort of followed Penrith a little bit as liked the shirt.. but it was only a passing interest.

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I love the NRL, it is an unbelievable standard of rugby and fantastic entertainment. Everyone is perfectly entitled to their own preferences but I struggle to get my head around why a Rugby League fan wouldn't enjoy the games the NRL offer up.

From a supporting perspective, on any given match I support the team with the largest English representation and for the season the most English involvement so this coming year it is the Raiders. 

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It's the best league in our sport. I'd struggle to understand why anybody wouldn't follow it to be honest? 

In terms of teams I follow, similarly to Dunbar I've always watched mainly the sides that have British players. Because of that, over the past 3 seasons watching the Raiders as much as I have i've now fully adopted them as my team. The Sydney bubble doesn't interest me and the Broncos already have a huge fanbase. This year I'll also be keeping a close eye on how the GC Titans go on with Holbrook as coach and hopefully a resurgence in form for Watkins - anything outside the bottom 2 will be a success for them IMO. 

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My first exposure to RL was an Eels/Dragons game in Sydney in 2014. I do find it a great league to watch. My favourite teams are the Storm, Roosters and Bunnies, and I mostly only watch games involving one or more of them.

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Canberra favourite probably due to English contingent. 

After that it's probably Paramatta due to their backline and half backs they are very exciting.  

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I've always liked Canberra, but they were so frustrating to watch 'til quite recently. The British contingent helps too.

NZ Warriors have had so many underwhelming seasons, I find it harder and harder to summon up the interest these days. I remember watching their 2002 Grand Final in a Walkabout with some other TRL members, and it looked then like they'd become a force in the game, but no.

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6 minutes ago, Futtocks said:

I've always liked Canberra, but they were so frustrating to watch 'til quite recently. The British contingent helps too.

NZ Warriors have had so many underwhelming seasons, I find it harder and harder to summon up the interest these days. I remember watching their 2002 Grand Final in a Walkabout with some other TRL members, and it looked then like they'd become a force in the game, but no.

Yeh Canberra one good year then miss the eight the next

So true about the warriors.  What a rabble 

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I always liked the suburban Sydney teams for some reason, with the grassy hill stands.  Always seemed most atmospheric and colourful.  Wests / Manly.  Also liked Manly when they had Jamie Lyon too, played pretty expansive footy.   Also Canberra as they're semi-expansion, got a bit of history, cool green kit and a rah rah club in the city to compete with, even more so now they're packed with poms.

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I don't have a favourite, as such, but prefer the non-Sydney clubs, with the Dragons the exception. 

NQC, NZ, CanR, StG and BrisB are the ones I make a point of watching. 

On the reverse I dislike Manly and East. 

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2 minutes ago, Number 16 said:

I don't have a favourite, as such, but prefer the non-Sydney clubs, with the Dragons the exception. 

NQC, NZ, CanR, StG and BrisB are the ones I make a point of watching. 

On the reverse I dislike Manly and East. 

I wouldn't worry about following the Dragons - most of their fans would tell you they're not a Sydney club anyway 😏

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My favourite team is the Gold Coast Titans, who I've always enjoyed watching.

Maybe it's because I'm an eternal optimist.

Straight after the Super League Grand Final I told Justin Holbrook that he shouldn't let me down.

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The Bulldogs, mainly due to the connection with Fax back in the glory days 

 

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1 minute ago, Martyn Sadler said:

My favourite team is the Gold Coast Titans, who I've always enjoyed watching.

Maybe it's because I'm an eternal optimist.

Straight after the Super League Grand Final I told Justin Holbrook that he shouldn't let me down.

I’ve heard you on podcasts, if that is an eternal optimist speaking, I’m glad I’m not one. 

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7 minutes ago, Oliver Clothesoff said:

I’ve heard you on podcasts, if that is an eternal optimist speaking, I’m glad I’m not one. 

I'm glad you listen.

Sometimes it is hard to be constantly optimistic about all aspects of Rugby League, but I do try.

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Just now, Martyn Sadler said:

I'm glad you listen.

Sometimes it is hard to be constantly optimistic about all aspects of Rugby League, but I do try.

He sounds like a fan of yours lol 

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10 minutes ago, aj1908 said:

He sounds like a fan of yours lol 

As long as he enjoys Rugby League I'm delighted that he or anyone reads and listens to our output.

If he does that, he can be as critical as he likes.

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4 hours ago, Eddie said:

Do many of you (non-Aussies) follow the NRL and if so do you have a favourite team? Who are they and why? 

No 

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