NRL Proposes International Shake Up

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  1. deluded pom?

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    http://www.totalrl.com/nrl-proposes-international-shake-up/

    The NRL is proposing a return of Kangaroo tours of Great Britain as part of a shakeup of the international Rugby League calendar over the next four years.

    And work has already begun on developing an International Nines Tournament to be held at the end of the 2019 season.

    ARL Chairman Peter Beattie claims it is time to give international Rugby League the platform it deserved with its own dedicated calendar of events.

    He says the NRL’s plan, to be presented to the Rugby League International Federation meeting in Singapore later this month, would take a huge stride in showcasing the game internationally.

    Consultation will also continue to take place with the RLPA, NZRL , RFL and other key stakeholders before the calendar is finalised.

    Beattie said the cornerstones of the proposed calendar included a return of a three-match Kangaroo tour of Great Britain beginning in 2019, together with new tournament platforms for emerging nations to compete against the tier one nations during the cycle.

    “Many of the biggest stars of our game will tell you that a Kangaroo tour was the highlight of their career,” he said.

    “With the revival of interest in international Rugby League there is no better time to revive the Kangaroo tour and reward our finest players with a three-Test series in Great Britain.”

    The last Kangaroo tour of Great Britain was in 2003.

    Beattie said the proposed calendar would provide opportunities for Pacific nations to compete on the bigger stage in tournaments, more regularly.

    “We saw during the World Cup how the Pacific Nations emerged as genuine rivals for the top tier nations – and thrilled fans at the same time,” he said.

    Other highlights of the NRL’s proposed calendar for 2019-22 include:

    A new Oceania Cup in 2019 featuring round robin matches between New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga to be played during June and October.
    A Four Nations tournament held in the Southern Hemisphere in 2020 featuring Australia, New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.
    Four Nations tournament held in the Northern Hemisphere in 2020 featuring England, France, PNG and Fiji.
    Retention of the traditional Australia v New Zealand Tests.
    England to tour New Zealand for a three Test series in 2022.
    In addition, discussions have begun on a new International Nines Tournament which would be held at the end of the 2019 season.

    Beattie, the former Premier of Queensland between 1998 and 2007, was the organiser of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast and he took over as Chairman of the ARL in February this year. He said the NRL was a strong supporter of international Rugby League.

    “However, until now, there has not been enough structure around the international calendar and the game has missed some real opportunities to showcase Rugby League outside Australia,” he said.

    “We are presenting a four-year calendar which can be repeated and replicated in future cycles to give the international game more certainty and exposure.

    “Those tournaments and events will be bookended by a World Cup every four years.

    “A key to this proposal is that we are giving emerging nations the opportunity to become genuine competitors with the tier one nations.

    “But we will do it by confining international tournaments to fixed windows to ensure the wellbeing of our players.”
     
  2. roughyedspud

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    The first part of that...about tours & 9s was actually outlined by the RLIF a year ago...

    As for the rest of it...telling nations where to tour and where 4 nations could be held....who the f**k do they think they are????
     
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    Nope.
     
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    Half-baked ideas, incoherent tournaments, and totally ignorant of what anyone else might be planning.
     
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  5. morningstar

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    Dafuq?

    Good luck getting the Lions tour down under in 2019 scratched on big Nige’s watch....has someone checked on Mascord? He’ll be on suicide watch.

    What are PNG supposed to do in 2019?...are Clint and the RLPA enforcing a stand down on them in the name of player welfare?
     
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    What the shit is that mess? Not that hard to create an uncomplicated system.

    Year 1 - England tour Pacific (inc. 3 game series V Aus or NZ). Full strength 6 team Pacific Cup with Australia & NZ played simultaneously. Confed Cup Qualifiers.

    Year 2 - Confed Cup (6 teams), Emerging Nations World Cup. 9's World Cup.

    Year 3 - Australia or NZ tour Europe (inc. 3 games series V England/GB). Full strength 6 team Euro Cup with England played simultaneously. World Cup Qualifiers.

    Year 4 - World Cup

    There's a basic structure to work around that puts 8 major trophies on the table each 4 year cycle. (World Cup, Confed Cup, Pacific Cup, Euro Cup, Americas Cup, World 9's, Baskerville Shield,The Ashes).

    Add in a few improv tournaments/tours/games and mid-season window to fill the gaps. Wash rinse repeat.
     
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  7. The Great Dane

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    Yeah that's a confused mess.

    A big part of the problem with an international calendar is that nobody is leading the discussions on how it should be organised, everybody is just planning out their own things and hoping that everybody else just goes along with it.

    Really need to get representatives of all the necessary bodies to meet at a conference for a week or whatever and sort out a calendar for the next four years or whatever.

    BTW, what the f**k is the point of competitions like the proposed Oceania Cup if they aren't going to include all the Oceanic nations that are competitive in some way?
    The whole point of these sort of comps should be to give smaller nations more opportunities to play the bigger nations and to give them more product to sell (so to speak), not having Australia and PNG in any Oceania comp makes no sense at all from that point of view, and not giving other even smaller Oceanic (or maybe even Pan-pacific) nations the opportunity to qualify for such a comp is a bad idea also...
     
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  8. LeagueXIII

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    All the NRL should be doing re international football is prposing to and supporting the RLIF.

    It is the RLIF who makes the ultimate decisions.
     
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    Yeah except that it doesn't go far enough cause if an international calendar was organised properly every nation would basically know what they are doing for the next four or so years (baring the odd friendly games and one offs) and would have agreed to it, this obviously isn't the case, and obviously they either didn't get the national bodies to agree to this or they don't have the power to enforce it...

    Every major nation is ignoring this "RLIF global event structure" and organising their own stuff independent of each other, so it ain't worth the paper that it's written on (just like pretty much everything the RLIF do).

    Also the idea that the RLIF should have the final say on organising internationals and international events independent of the relevant national bodies is asinine beyond belief...
     
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    The RLIF global events structure doesn't kick in till 2021 so how is everyone ignoring it? And neither does the RLIF have final say on organising internationals....stop making stuff up again Dane!
     
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    Just to prove what Dane is saying about the current 4 year cycle,agreed last year,that everyone is apparently ignoring.....is bullshit

    2018 - eng v nz test series & RLEF European cups..

    2019 - OZ v GB & the Euro teams are involved in RLWCQ & a proposed world 9s

    2020 - ENG v aus test series, other tests yet to be arranged,understandable cos it's 2 years away...

    2021 - WORLD CUP....then the global events cycle kicks in..

    2023 - RLIF EVENT

    2025 - WORLD CUP..

    It'll be for nations to bi-laterally agree fixtures for 2022 & 2024..

    The only ones being ignored is the pacific teams...so if the NRL wanna stick their nose in arrange a pacific test for the end of this season,arrange a pacific cup for 2019 and more pacific tests for 2020...cos everyone else is already busy!
     
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    Cause every major nation is organising their own events into the future many of which will collide with the RLIFs f**king structure, therefore they are ignoring the structure and doing their own thing!
    But I'm sure that in your opinion the RLF and NZRL trying to organise all sorts of Mickey Mouse bullshit in America into the future, and regular Great Britain tours into the future doesn't count...

    And I never bloody said that the RLIF does have the final say on organising internationals, I said the idea that they should have that power (as was suggested in a post you f**king liked BTW) was a f**king stupid idea, and it is a f**king stupid idea.
     
  14. Pommy

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    The NRL having the final say is a much better situation...
     
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    Wait a minute i thought that the RLIF global events structure "doesn't kick in till 2021", so what the f**k does anything prior to that have to do with anything at the moment?

    BTW fat f**king value the structure is when none of the events are in place (I mean they don't even know the format of them let alone who is hosting them, who's job it is to organise them, etc, etc), and again it's useless as a calendar cause if you look at your little run down none of the nations have any set in stone calendar going into the future, every nation would already know the meat and bones of what they are doing from 2021 to 2025 if the RLIF global events structure was worth a damn but they don't...

    Also any OZ vs GB series or world 9s is going to be a f**king shambles if they are supposed to happen next year but aren't already organised! I'm not even convinced that either are certain to go ahead frankly...
     
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    That's called a straw man...
     
  17. Pommy

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    Then who has the final say?
     
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    Wrong...aside from aus & eng no one has anything planned,bi-laterally, past 2020....then it's the world cup...then the RLIF structure kicks in..

    Stop making shit up Dane...you've been told about this before lad
     
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    And if the NZRL want to do something that doesn’t involve Aus you give them veto rights I assume?
     

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