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Whatever the outcome of this years World Cup, I really hope it is the Kangaroos in 2023.

"The history of the world is the history of the triumph of the heartless over the mindless." — Sir Humphrey Appleby.

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1 minute ago, Gomersall said:

New Zealand again IMO.

As in you want it to be New Zealand or you think it will be New Zealand?

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This is just what was announced months ago and yes it will no doubt be New Zealand. There is no way Australia will tour again the year after a World Cup. The RFL also lack the optimism or confidence in their ability to sell to get anyone else.

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7 minutes ago, Damien said:

This is just what was announced months ago and yes it will no doubt be New Zealand. There is no way Australia will tour again the year after a World Cup. The RFL also lack the optimism or confidence in their ability to sell to get anyone else.

They should be trying to get Tonga or Samoa over IMO.

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1 minute ago, Gomersall said:

Think.

I agree.  But a change would be good.

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I’d like it to be announced who is coming and what dates (stadiums can wait, for now) very soon so it can at least resemble something like a plan. 

Ideally, if it is New Zealand, another nation or two is coming as well. It would be nice if it wasn’t just another series against New Zealand and it would be New Zealand, a Pacific Island nation and maybe France, too. 

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Let's wait and see what happens in the World Cup

If it turns out that New Zealand or Tonga actually win it - then a 2023 tour from either of those countries should be box office.

It would be England vs the World Champions - and if we can't sell out three decent sized football stadiums for that, then we're not really trying

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53 minutes ago, Damien said:

This is just what was announced months ago and yes it will no doubt be New Zealand. There is no way Australia will tour again the year after a World Cup. The RFL also lack the optimism or confidence in their ability to sell to get anyone else.

Back in July, The Sun announced it as New Zealand in the Autumn for three tests and Combined Nations for one in the summer.

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A 3 test series Vs NZ is a decent start but it needs more. Tonga, Samoa, Fiji or PNG coming as well and playing a few games would be better. Hopefully at the very least France get a game against England & NZ to beef up the schedule a bit and give them some profile games in the lead up to their own World Cup.

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46 minutes ago, jim_57 said:

A 3 test series Vs NZ is a decent start but it needs more. Tonga, Samoa, Fiji or PNG coming as well and playing a few games would be better. Hopefully at the very least France get a game against England & NZ to beef up the schedule a bit and give them some profile games in the lead up to their own World Cup.

You have to assume that those countries (hopefully plus Australia) are playing games down under.

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Just glad we got somebody in a home series with games to sell.

Just wish combined nations would sod off and played France instead. I suspect Oceanic cup still a thing so would hope in 2024 we get another home tour vs Tonga or Samoa. Dont care about playing Australia tbh.

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Will be NZ,more chance of playing aliens from Pluto than Aus coming over.

For any of the Pacific Islands, RFL would need to fund them,they would not be able to afford a tour without a lot of financial backing to be able to come over.

So it has to be NZ.

Now I would also play France and make it a triple header, but then I know thats crazy talk

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10 minutes ago, crashmon said:

Will be NZ,more chance of playing aliens from Pluto than Aus coming over.

For any of the Pacific Islands, RFL would need to fund them,they would not be able to afford a tour without a lot of financial backing to be able to come over.

So it has to be NZ.

Now I would also play France and make it a triple header, but then I know thats crazy talk

Suggests a lack of confidence I think Samao or Tonga could sell fine if you pick the right stadiums. Sell in London fine, stadium in Sheffield if sport committed  to trying to regrow their and Wigan 25k. Done.

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14 hours ago, paulwalker71 said:

Let's wait and see what happens in the World Cup

If it turns out that New Zealand or Tonga actually win it - then a 2023 tour from either of those countries should be box office.

It would be England vs the World Champions - and if we can't sell out three decent sized football stadiums for that, then we're not really trying

Yep, you beat me to it. No point confirming until after the WC.

Perhaps a four nations with Eng and France is in order.

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