New York New York

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  1. East Coast Tiger

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  2. Pommy

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    Great news if they pull it off.
     
  3. Coastbloke

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    In the meantime, the NSWRL is really really really thinking honestly about having a Fijian team in NSW cup, but they are concerned it might be beneficial to RL on the whole.. :expressionless:
     
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    They've really really be kinda thinking about possibly entering a Fijian team in the nsw Cup since 2014.
     
  5. IntRLEnthusiast

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    Re New York, this is awesome, have heard talk of it lets hope it comes off and as quickly as is possible while still doing it properly.
    Re Fiji, Agree, cannot fathom why this has not been achieved yet, NRL crowds are trending down, time to look beyond self interest and expand the game even if only through the NSW cup!
     
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    Great news! If they follow the Toronto blueprint it will be a huge success.

    This is exactly how the Toronto team started a few rumours and the a coach announced.. watch this space.I wish them all the luck.
     
  7. Pommy

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    How many teams need to vote them in? There's a lot of teams complaining about Toronto and how the costs haven't been fully covered and as they are semi pro they haven't the staff to process visas etc. I wouldn't be shocked if a few more sides vote against it this time.
     
  8. adamkungl

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    You would hope that everyone involved - all 3 sides, if you will (the American club, the UK clubs, and the RFL itself), have learned and continue to learn from the first attempt and will improve in future.
     
  9. Pommy

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    I do think any issues the teams in league 1 have need to be addressed.
    It's no good saying this is for the long term good of the game if some of these clubs are struggeling to stay afloat and are only looking 6 months in to the future, you can't exactly blame them for looking out for themselves.
     
  10. IntRLEnthusiast

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    Surely there must be thought to being proactive and starting what is going to be a fully professional team in the championship. This way it speeds up the opportunity for that team to get into Super League, makes games more competitive and also is helpful because the issues of playing amateur teams is not there. There are good reasons to start in League 1 but i just think the idea of starting in the Championship should be considered.
     
  11. deluded pom?

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    It wouldn't matter where they started some clubs will complain.
     
  12. latingringo101

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    I think starting in League 1 is a no brainer. As long as the touring teams are compensated for travel then I don't see the problem.

    It'll be interesting to see if the RFL stay with P and r or go back to liscencing, I'd hate to see a New York team smashed week in week out by sl clubs in their first season
     
  13. adamkungl

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    Haha it would be typical of the RFL to suddenly go back to licencing..
     
  14. Pommy

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    I guess the issue arises then if league 1 sides say they will go fully pro if promoted to the championship, what's the real difference?
    Why relegate full pro teams like Bradford if being pro is the baseline for the championship?

    I don't really disagree with what you say but it creates grey areas.
     
  15. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Why are they so focused on joining NSW Cup?

    Clearly the Sydney sides have their heads up their own asses. Why not try to join the QLDCup instead?
     
  16. Pommy

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    Is there a decent Fijian population in QLD? Could be a possible reason for wanting a team in NSW.
     

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