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Discussion in 'English Super League' started by Foreign Legion, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. The Great Dane

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    Never said they were trying to spoil it, only that there were stumbling blocks that had to be overcome for the game to go ahead that were coming from Leeds as well as Melbourne, I don't understand why you find that so unbelievable, but whatever keep telling yourself that everything is the Australias' fault instead of controlling what you can and keeping your own back yard clean.
     
  2. roughyedspud

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    I call it how I see it...
     
  3. The Great Dane

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    Then you've got a very warped and naive way of seeing things...
     
  4. thorson1987

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    So how many Leeds fans would be looking at making the trip roughly?

    Got my ticket on Wednesday with PAX just over 5000.

    Not a bad game for my first trip to AAMI Park.
     
  5. Tigers1986

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    Depends if there's any still on the Ashes tour.

    It's about time we didn't buckle to the whingers in England and meet their needs. It should alternate biannually to the home nation for where it's held.
     
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  6. roughyedspud

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    Are you f**king stupid or just dumb?

    Countless ESL champions down the years have said they'd love to go to Australia and play...but the NRL champs never wanted to host..

    Google it! The facts are all there!
     
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  7. Tigers1986

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    Sure they did
     
  8. LeedsStorm

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    How would that work? There's barely enough interest from Australia to hold it once a year, let alone twice
     
  9. roughyedspud

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    He's 12 years old...don't expect a reasonable reply
     
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    I think you'll find that it's the NRL's apathy that's preventing that
     
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  11. JasonE

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    I'm keen on travelling down to Melbourne from the Gold Coast to watch this game.
     
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  12. Tigers1986

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    One year Australia, one year England. Simple.

    Someone disagrees with my dribble, I call them 12. Go worry about your broke, failure of a club.
     
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    Interesting perspective that Brisbane have to last years 'International trial'...
     
  14. roughyedspud

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    Like I said...12 years old....go play Pokémon little boy
     
  15. Tigers1986

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    Go beg for more loose change.
     
  16. Foreign Legion

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    Talks are also taking place on holding future World Club Challenge matches in either the Middle East, Singapore or North America. Melbourne and the side they defeated in the NRL Grand Final, North Queensland Cowboys, did not want to travel to England to face the Super League champions.

    As a result, there will be no official World Club Series in 2018, meaning League Leaders’ Shield winners Castleford have missed out on a money-spinning tie against Australian opposition.


    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/5110...ttle-for-rugby-league-world-cup-2021-matches/
     
  17. RL The greatest game

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    A venue in a city which is about half way between here and the UK would be prefect for the WCC and all parties concerned i would have thought as neither could have no excuses for not traveling.
    As a game we need to chase the corporate dollar more and spread the games appeal.
     
  18. Foreign Legion

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    The World Club Challenge between Leeds Rhinos and Melbourne Storm on Friday February 16 at the AAMI Park, Melbourne is to be shown live on Sky Sports.

    The 2017 Betfred Super League champions travel to Australia to face the 2017 NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm to be crowned the world’s best Rugby League team. It is only the third time the World Club Challenge has been played in Australia and Rugby League fans will be able to watch live on Sky Sports Main Event (Kick-Off: 9am UK time).

    Sky Sports have also confirmed that they will broadcast the Betfred Super League game between Wigan Warriorsand Hull FC on Saturday February 10 which will be played at the WIN Stadium, Wollongong. It is the first time ever a Super League fixture will be played outside Europe. Sky Sports will showcase the history making game on Main Event (Kick-Off: 8.45am UK time).

    The following week, the two English clubs will take part in the first ever double-header games between Super League and the NRL teams at a single venue when Hull FC play St George Illawarra Dragons and Wigan Warriorsface South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium, Sydney on Saturday February 17. Sky Sports will once again show both fixtures live on Main Event (Hull FC v St George Illawarra, Kick-Off: 6.45am UK time. Wigan Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs, Kick-Off: 8.45am).

    Sky Sports Head of Rugby League, Neville Smith, said: “We are delighted to be showing the World Club Challenge once again, as well as the first-ever Super League match to be played outside of Europe and an outstanding double-header in Sydney. These matches are going to be a tremendous part of another massive season of rugby league on Sky Sports, and we can’t wait to take you there.”


    http://www.theage.com.au/afl/afl-ne...crutiny-as-season-proper-20180117-h0jsat.html
     
  19. Foreign Legion

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    The World Club Challenge has received a major boost with Downer Group joining as the naming rights partner for the marquee event.

    The Downer World Club Challenge will see NRL Premiers Melbourne Storm host English Super League Champions Leeds Rhinos at AAMI Park on February 16.

    The landmark game will see rugby league’s two premier teams battle it out for the right to be crowned World Champion.

    Today’s announcement sees Downer continue their proud connection to rugby league on the back of their two-year association with the Auckland Nines.

    The Chief Executive Officer of Downer, Grant Fenn, said Downer was thrilled to be supporting a game that would determine which rugby league team was the best in the world.

    “Melbourne Storm and Leeds Rhinos have both enjoyed great success over a number of years and this will be an outstanding game of footy.

    “This will be the first time the World Cup Challenge has been played in Melbourne, and only the fourth time in 41 years it has been played in Australia, so it is a very exciting way to start the 2018 season.”

    With the game to be shown live on Channel Nine and around the world, the Downer World Club Challenge will once again see Melbourne front and centre on the global stage.

    Storm CEO Dave Donaghy said the Club was delighted to have Downer on board as a major partner for the marquee event.

    “It is fantastic to welcome Downer back to rugby league as the naming rights partner of the Downer World Club Challenge.

    “Melbourne Storm is excited to not only play in a game of this significance but also host such a major event in our great city.

    “With a trophy up for grabs on a Friday night in Melbourne, we have no doubt all Storm fans and sport lovers will come along to Downer World Club Challenge and showcase why we truly are the sporting capital of the world.”



    http://www.asiapacificrl.com/2018/02/05/downer-announced-world-club-challenge-sponsor/
     
  20. latingringo101

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    What's the prize money for the winning team?
     

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