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20 hours ago, The Future is League said:

As regards why the Australian government will bankroll a NRL team there

Can`t see a Pacific or PNG team in the NRL .... yet.

Much more likely to see the NRL getting the $60m V`landy`s is asking for to push League in the Pacific, all in the name of national security of course. You know the saying " patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel ", maybe the first in this case.

Loved Abdo`s statement too, adding that League is " far bigger " than union now in that region.

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1 hour ago, The Rocket said:

Loved Abdo`s statement too, adding that League is " far bigger " than union now in that region.

If it’s Oceania then RL really is the biggest sport of them all.

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44 minutes ago, Oxford said:

Are Adelaide & Perth further away than PNG then?

PNG is the closest country to Australia (and Queensland). Queensland’s most northern populated island, Boigu Island, is only 6km from the PNG mainland.

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1 hour ago, Copa said:

PNG is the closest country to Australia (and Queensland). Queensland’s most northern populated island, Boigu Island, is only 6km from the PNG mainland.

I did mean in RL terms rather than geographical.

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8 hours ago, Oxford said:

I did mean in RL terms rather than geographical.

Comparing Queensland with PNG? One of them is a cultural backwater, with decades of political corruption, a dependency on mining to provide jobs and currency, problems with drink and violence. The other...

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7 hours ago, JonM said:

Comparing Queensland with PNG? One of them is a cultural backwater, with decades of political corruption, a dependency on mining to provide jobs and currency, problems with drink and violence. The other...

Thought you were talking about Perth there.

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21 hours ago, Man of Kent said:

Which bit?

The NRL are going after RU in New Zealand. Remember this: https://businessdesk.co.nz/article/opinion/inside-the-nrls-battle-plan-to-take-on-the-all-blacks ?

The NRL are going to have to be a lot more international friendly than they are now for that to be a success. The All Blacks are an international brand. The NRL isn't

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59 minutes ago, The Future is League said:

The NRL are going to have to be a lot more international friendly than they are now for that to be a success. The All Blacks are an international brand. The NRL isn't

Well, the All Blacks star seems to be fading and that will make it easier to attract the best rugby talent (not the fatties, they can play RU) to the NRL. 

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1 hour ago, The Future is League said:

The NRL are going to have to be a lot more international friendly than they are now for that to be a success. The All Blacks are an international brand. The NRL isn't

True to a point certainly, but if the the Kiwi Rugby League team can start to win consistent games against the Kangaroos it won`t be long before an annual three Test series between the Kangaroos and the Kiwis dwarfs not only the Bledisloe and SOO but also most in-bound union tours and becomes the highlight of the annual sporting calendar down here.

I look forward to the day that SOO not only becomes a battle for state supremacy but also has the added spice of being a contest that determines the make-up of the Australian team, like it use to.

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15 minutes ago, The Rocket said:

if the the Kiwi Rugby League team can start to win consistent games against the Kangaroos it won`t be long before an annual three Test series between the Kangaroos and the Kiwis

When's the next NZ v Australia international scheduled for?

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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1 minute ago, Sports Prophet said:

IRL Calendar is due imminently. 

Nice one.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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