Damien Posted August 7, 2022 Share Posted August 7, 2022 Just now, Dave T said: I think sometimes people forget how poor crowds can be, and forget that we have a real battle getting sponsors and tv coverage. That's not to say we shouldn't be trying, but England is not a silver bullet to these challenges. The crazy thing is that some posters on here are trying to paint me as being anti these things when as you know I am probably more for these things than anyone. Basing an international calendar on the possibility of heritage players perhaps, although history shows this not to be the case, playing for Ireland, Wales and Scotland seems crazy. Flying these players around the world and funding this seems a poor use of resources to me and doesn't develop the game in those countries at all. I actually think these countries would still be way off the level of England anyway even with NRL players, as we have seen in past matches. At a guess a single NRL player being funded to fly across and put up for 4 weeks is probably a minimum of 15k. If we are talking resources and bang for your buck then I think it's an extraordinary poor approach and dont think it would even wet its face in terms of crowds. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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