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Magic Weekend has been a raging success in Brisbane, but no public acknowledgment of the British origins of the idea.


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3 minutes ago, Cumbrian Mackem said:

Sounds great.

I only advocate for it moving around as a tool for developing RL in cities like Perth, Auckland and Adelaide etc.

Perth has had the Nines and gets regular season games, Auckland has had the Nines and it did well there, too. I’m not sure why they need to change what they’re doing now, it works. 

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About 4 years ago the Newcastle Magic Weekend was estimated to be worth £10 million to the local economy. I spoke to a taxi driver during the weekend to get his view on the event and he absolutely lov

The concept of the Magic Weekend was devised by the RFL as one of its few original ideas. In 2021, the first year after Covid in Australia, the NRL has introduced the Magic Weekend with substanti

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On 16/05/2021 at 14:00, GUBRATS said:

What's the equivalent of Leigh in Australia ? , They can take SOO there 🤔

 

 

The Outback.

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15 hours ago, Cumbrian Mackem said:

Here you go manfred. It may not be public acknowledgment by the NRL bosses but at least some of the fans appreciate and acknowledge the origins of the “magic weekend.” Concept.

 

Watched this earlier, noted half the people interviewed said the Magic concept is from the Super League.

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On 17/05/2021 at 11:03, Cumbrian Mackem said:

 

I only advocate for it moving around as a tool for developing RL in cities like Perth, Auckland and Adelaide etc.

Moving a successful event from heartland RL territory to Adelaide.

Mmmm - that sounds like one of the worst suggestions ever. 

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3 hours ago, The Frying Scotsman said:

Moving a successful event from heartland RL territory to Adelaide.

Mmmm - that sounds like one of the worst suggestions ever. 

All in the name of expansion.

I can see suncorp stadium becoming too small for this event soon.

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1 hour ago, Cumbrian Mackem said:

All in the name of expansion.

I can see suncorp stadium becoming too small for this event soon.

Yeah we can’t have a sold out stadium,how bad would that look.

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On 16/05/2021 at 21:52, Man of Kent said:

Channel 9 mentioned it although Andrew Johns was under the impression it was played at Wembley and Old Trafford!

That sounds like Johns, ever the dolt, for a bloke whos` life is Rugby League he ought to know that.

But don`t worry it gets worse, they were talking about the fastest player the other day and he said Addo-Carr was clocked at 65km/h, that`s 40mph/hr , they all laughed in the box and he admitted he may have got that wrong. He`s a real clown.

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30 minutes ago, The Rocket said:

That sounds like Johns, ever the dolt, for a bloke whos` life is Rugby League he ought to know that.

But don`t worry it gets worse, they were talking about the fastest player the other day and he said Addo-Carr was clocked at 65km/h, that`s 40mph/hr , they all laughed in the box and he admitted he may have got that wrong. He`s a real clown.

Genius player and I rate his commentary (he spots things others don’t) but yeah, he’s no Einstein.

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On 17/05/2021 at 08:24, Johnoco said:

Whilst it doesn’t *really* matter that the Magic Weekends origins aren’t totally acknowledged (IIRC it was actually Nigel Woods idea?)it’s perhaps another example how RL (or the RFL) think of things and don’t sufficiently put their stamp on it so that it’s undeniably ‘their’ thing. Like a Rugby World Cup for example. Were RU to start one, the general consensus would probably be that it was something they’d just thought of and not ‘oh that’s a RL idea’. More assertion is needed I think.

The first MW in 2007 (or Millennium Magic as was) was absolutely fantastic and is still one of the best weekends of my life.....but it wasn’t properly grown in Cardiff/Wales first before moving on. And that first one was the best I reckon too.....Gansongate anyone?

The Dragons Den people won't invest if the IP is not protected in some way. A leaf out of their book?

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5 minutes ago, JohnM said:

The Dragons Den people won't invest if the IP is not protected in some way. A leaf out of their book?

Something along those lines for sure. Even if it wasn't copyrighted, if something is strongly associated with something in particular, that can be enough. 

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Wore my Southampton Spitfires polo shirt on Day 3.  Picked it up after chatting to a bloke wearing their gear at the Bristol RLWC game in 2013.  

Resident of Brisbane so happy to see it stay here. 

 

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SWEEP: how long before the first whinge about the ref.

 

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