Confirmed: ENG V NZ Annual Mid Season Test from 2018

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  1. Burns

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    Great news! It's actually a sanctioned international weekend right across the game. This will give us a lot of activity from all nations with very strong squads available. I hope the stand alone origin week works out well for the NRL so that in the future we get three stand alone weekends that other nations can also play fixtures on.
     
  3. jim_57

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    Awesome. Would love to see this turn in to a staple event on the calendar for NZ fans. Be interesting to see what venue they go for, I'd like to see them go big with Eden Park after the conservative WC venues.

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    Hopefully a few more teams can organise games, would be good to Lebanon play a full strength test in Sydney.
     
  4. roughyedspud

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    Told ya...in fact I'm claiming it as my idea ;)
     
  5. 8Ball

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    Seems like a serious push to promote international rugby league from all quarters lately. Good stuff
     
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    Will the pacific tests be played in the pacific? Or are they obliged to play them in Australia?
     
  7. roughyedspud

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    the pacific tests are played in australia because of money and some need to stop being so precious about it!

    would you rather have 20,000 turning up in OZ paying $15-30 to watch it or would you rather it be in port moresby or suva and have punters paying $5?
     
  8. siv

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    I would like to see 40000 turn up in Port Morseby
     
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  9. East Coast Tiger

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    Not only could they get more in POM just for a PNG game, they'd be paying more than $5. Hunters game tickets are around $AU12. They could play Tonga v Samoa in western Sydney and get 15k and PNG could play someone else and get whatever the ground can hold in POM.
     
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  10. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Thats some great f*ckcing news...

    A 3 match series beside Origin would be best, but i understand that might be too much for the English team
     
  11. roughyedspud

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    Good luck with that..
     
  12. Burns

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    So where will the Test be played in NZ? At the Caketin in Wellington?

    Will it depend if this is a 2017 WC Replay? (I know, I know, wishful thinking)
     
  13. roughyedspud

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    Be in Auckland I imagine
     
  14. Albert Rosenfeld

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    Eden Park would be good.
     
  15. Manurewa_Marlins

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    Mount Smart with 30000 > Eden Park with 30000
     
  16. roughyedspud

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    id go mt smart every time,make it the true home of RL in NZ..sod eden park
     
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    Dunedin. It's not getting a RLWC match and it's too good a stadium to ignore.
    Mt Smart's asthetics entrench the belief our International game is amatuer hour.
    Dunedin looks impressive and will look good on TV. (Sorry Spud :laughing:)
     
  18. East Coast Tiger

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    As far as I can tell the biggest crowd ever between England/GB and NZ in NZ is 21k. If they won't take games to bigger venues for the WC, even the semi, there's not much point taking a random one off test anywhere but Mt Smart or somewhere smaller.
     
  19. IntRLEnthusiast

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    Wellington Or Christchurch, use the test to promote the game!
     
  20. Pommy

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    Play it in Auckland there's always been talk NZRL need to make some cash.
    Plus there's plenty easy flights from oz for me. That being the most important issue.
     

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