Mascord: Kangaroo tours return 2019/2020; Great Britain to play Ashes Series

Discussion in 'International' started by Burns, Nov 21, 2016.

  1. adamkungl

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    There's simply no excuse for playing non-test sides.

    When you have a potential 3 games against Australia
    NZ
    Tonga
    Samoa
    Fiji
    PNG
    Cook Islands
    and even nations like Lebanon, the USA and Canada could piggy-back onto the tour, so to speak, seeing as a good chunk of their playing talent is in Australia

    The only non-test side I could cop is Australian Indigenous, as another special team who are desperate for some meaningful opposition.
    Leave Origin teams for Origin
     
  2. roughyedspud

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    I've been telling everyone for years the negative impact GB will have on international RL..Infact there's not a single positive that can't be destroyed in a couple of sentences...
     
  3. adamkungl

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    I don't think GB is inherently a bad idea, but it has a lot of potential pitfalls if the timing is wrong or idiots get swept up in ridiculous nostalgia for the 70s
     
  4. Pommy

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    The only positive is the opportunity to buy a good shirt.
    England have failed totally in that respect.
     
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    We'll fxxk me...the chance to buy a decent shirt..!I take it all back!

    As someone who has bought just about every England shirt since 2008,the only bad ones have been the ones with the red cross on the chest,2shirts iirc,the rest have been,generally,fairly nice
     
  6. roughyedspud

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    Pitfalls...like losing 3-0 to Australia,losing 2-0 v QLD & NSW and then losing 2-0 v NZ

    What a roaring success lol!
     
  7. adamkungl

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    Getting beat by a non-test team would be embarrassing, and sadly very possible.

    Ideally I'd hope for
    Australia x3
    NZ x1
    Pacific Test winner 1 x1
    Pacific Test winner 2 x1
    Indigenous Australia x1

    That'd be a cracking tour
     
  8. Pommy

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    I was being sarcastic lol. I don't want GB back.
    I don't know, England RL shirts always seem to look cheap. I don't think there's a classic design ammongst them.
    I even have the most recent one. If we could pull off a nice clean one for the World Cup like union and football manage I will be happy.
     
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    The 2013RLWC jersey is a classic
     
  10. adamkungl

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    Post examples of good and bad England jerseys lol, i've never understood the hate for them

    I expect it's similar to NSW fans
     
  11. Pommy

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    Similar in that they're awful lol.

    Actually I really liked the Rorkes drift shirt but I wouldn't want it out normal one.
     
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    Best ones
     
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    Concept of playing these tests is good

    But we should have multiple countries touring so that we have multiple games to offer to the TV networks as a package
     
  14. roughyedspud

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    We'll have 1 GB team touring means 4 teams,eng,Wal,Scot & ire aren't,that a dozen plus tests that aren't being played...just so a team can run out in nicer jerseys!
     
  15. adamkungl

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    There have already been hints that the Euro 6N will run concurrently to the GB tour.
    So there's every chance those tests could still be played.
     
  16. Pommy

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    So the other home nations are going to be missing their best players to instead rep for GB?
     
  17. Pommy

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    Not a huge fan of the first but really wish I had the second one.
     
  18. adamkungl

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    Could be. Remember the talk about a 2nd string England playing in the 6N? Would fit, if the 1st stringers are over in Sydney in GB shirts
     
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    The second stringers will be in Sydney repping other home nations wearing GB shirts.
     
  20. adamkungl

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    Bump.. apparently Elstone has said that the sport has "too many international teams" to pad out our World Cup.
    95% likely he's referring to the GB home nations as it's hard to figure out what else he'd be on about.

    Don't be surprised to see SL pushing for a greater focus on GB tours in the near future and even less support for Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
     

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