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Just posted a rather dispiriting BBC article about the issues in Australia that may be affecting the international game. 

However, seen this from Dylan Brown:

He’s spot on. Ridiculous that Aus eligible players get to play SOO whilst Kiwis et al can’t play internationals. Hopefully more Kiwis et al kick up a fuss about it…

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1 hour ago, Spidey said:

They could easily play SOO over two weeks. Friday, Wednesday, Sunday. Hey presto an international window also. 

if they wanted to of course 

There’s a genuine opportunity in both hemispheres to have 3 consecutive weekends for SOO and internationals mid-season. Sadly no will in Australia though.

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The Wheelchair World Cup was pretty close to perfect. An inclusive event, with developing sides getting a run out and the opportunity to benchmark themselves against the good sides, whose skill and athleticism are now appreciated by thousands (millions?) more people.

Good venues, well spread, record crowds, superb TV coverage. And an England win in a thrilling game.

The only blemish I can think of is that French ref.

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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1 hour ago, Just Browny said:

The Wheelchair World Cup was pretty close to perfect. An inclusive event, with developing sides getting a run out and the opportunity to benchmark themselves against the good sides, whose skill and athleticism are now appreciated by thousands (millions?) more people.

Good venues, well spread, record crowds, superb TV coverage. And an England win in a thrilling game.

The only blemish I can think of is that French ref.

Blemish? 

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20 hours ago, Spidey said:

They could easily play SOO over two weeks. Friday, Wednesday, Sunday. Hey presto an international window also. 

if they wanted to of course 

They could easily make SOO a one-off annual game and build something much bigger and with a wider scope involving actual nations like Australia, NZ, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and PNG.

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6 minutes ago, Tosh said:

They could easily make SOO a one-off annual game and build something much bigger and with a wider scope involving actual nations like Australia, NZ, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and PNG.

Unfortunately they can do whatever they want they have the power over rugby league and if they want to make origin the focus they can. Unfortunately the international game will have to win people over every October and November moving forward. It will happen overtime but not right now. The best thing we can do is continue to stage world cups consistently and build a following for it. To have 6 weeks of international footy every for years on every day is huge. It will only grow. I would hope that France 2025 can get 350k tickets through the door and then 500k for the pacific in 2029. 250k in the US in 2033 then 750k for England in 2037

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Hiya lads and lasses.

I'm very proud to be a rugby league fan today.

I was able to sit down with my 86 year old nana and watch rugby league with her all day.

She's from Salford but is very much an old girly girl. So has never been too bothered about rugby league or Man United or Man City. She does tell me about nights out at the Willows social club 60 odd years ago though.

She was on the edge of her seat watching the lads and lasses smash into each other.

She thought Josh Addo Carr had lovely hair and wants me to marry one of the Jilaroos.

I can be a really moody **** about the game sometimes but if my old nana can enjoy a full day of rugby league then we must being doing something right.

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45 minutes ago, gingerjon said:

 

Any word on whether DCMS are going to ask RL for its money back?

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I can confirm 30+ less sales for Scotland vs Italy at Workington, after this afternoons test purchase for the Tonga match, £7.50 is extremely reasonable, however a £2.50 'delivery' fee for a walk in purchase is beyond taking the mickey, good luck with that, it's cheaper on the telly.

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2 hours ago, Just Browny said:

Any word on whether DCMS are going to ask RL for its money back?

Sunak's right now on the phone to the powerful Definitely Real Office of the Northern Powerhouse to see how many tickets were sold at £110 for the final before deciding how many million £ must be returned.

It's all they're talking about in West Minister.

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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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