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Where Should the 2029 World Cup be held?


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15 hours ago, eal said:

 

With good organization, enough of a build up, and good publicity I think we could see improved crowds - of course with international Rugby League none of these things are likely. Again the Kiwis seem to play in NZ about once every three years which does nothing to build any sort of buzz around the team.

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What makes it worse is that all throughout the 1980’s up until the mid 1990’s when the kiwis played more often on home soil they would be second best against Australia but now ironically when they are more than a match for the Aussies and in some cases ranked the #1 side the kiwi public never get to see them in the flesh.

RL through the NRL could make serious inroads in New Zealand and compete more with RU at a domestic level with more and more Australian based NRL sides taking a few “home” games to cities and towns throughout NZ like Wellington, Christchurch, Hamilton, Dunedin and Rotorua etc acting as a prelude to the entry of a 2nd NZ based NRL side in 3-4 years time when the NRL go to a 18 team competition.

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On 20/10/2022 at 19:56, Damien said:

There may be interest in RL generally but that rarely equates to good international crowds. A NZ v Fiji 2017 World Cup quarter final in Wellington only got 12,713. A GB v New Zealand match in Christchurch in 2019 only got 8,875. The last NZ Trans Tasmin Test in Auckland in 2018 v Australia only got 12,763.

Those are marquee fixtures. There is not a cat in hells chance the majority of games in NZ will draw a crowd.

Like the majority of games in the North of England are drawing crowds ? It comes down to marketing, pricing and spreading the games around right. If they do these things right there absolutely can be a successful world cup in NZ. 

I happened to be living in Wellington at the time of the mentioned WC QF there was NO promotion or advertising for it.  And the PI nations will draw plenty of crowds

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Jparrish said:

Like the majority of games in the North of England are drawing crowds ? It comes down to marketing, pricing and spreading the games around right. If they do these things right there absolutely can be a successful world cup in NZ. 

I happened to be living in Wellington at the time of the mentioned WC QF there was NO promotion or advertising for it.  And the PI nations will draw plenty of crowds

 

 

Tbf he was quoting attendances at NZ games in NZ, and both the England games at this WC have seen good crowds so it is a fair comparison, whereas France v Samoa isn’t. 

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35 minutes ago, Jparrish said:

Like the majority of games in the North of England are drawing crowds ? It comes down to marketing, pricing and spreading the games around right. If they do these things right there absolutely can be a successful world cup in NZ. 

I happened to be living in Wellington at the time of the mentioned WC QF there was NO promotion or advertising for it.  And the PI nations will draw plenty of crowds

 

 

Games in the UK are generally profitable and have been for decades, that's why the NZRL are always so keen to tour here. Games in NZ generally aren't and crowds are poor. You also cannot escape the ticket prices being charged in this World Cup and the effect that has had on crowds. That should though result in a bumper payout to the IRL.

England games in this World Cup have and will far exceed anything that we would see in NZ for crowds involving NZ. Tonga are a very recent anomaly when it comes to crowds, you can't base a World Cup around that. A NZ v Fiji 2017 World Cup quarter final in Wellington only got 12,713, aren't Fiji a PI team? aren't NZ the host team? That should be as glamorous a tie as you can get for a game in NZ.

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https://inews.co.uk/sport/rugby-league/rugby-league-olympics-2032-two-disciplines-1945494

Couple of threads in this article but further down Grant begins to cover the plans for 2029 onwards - Southern Hemisphere understandably the front-runner. Says America is still an option for 2033 and that Hawaii could form part of a Pacific Cup in 2029, potentially alongside hosting games in Tonga, Samoa, Vanuatu but nothing concrete. 

States there's now a committee established to look at the WC 3 cycles ahead and they're hoping to release the new international calendar in December.

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