World Club Challenge to be held in Australia in 2014

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  1. undertaker

    undertaker First Grade

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    Dunno if this has been posted anywhere, but I just stumbled upon this:

    https://www.wiganwarriors.com/WContent.aspx?id=8864&type=news

    Will be interesting to see what crowd this match gets, given it's the first time it's held on Australian soil for nearly 2 decades and how many Wigan fans come out to Australia compared to 1994.
     
  2. jargan83

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    Brilliant timing as I will be in Sydney that weekend
     
  3. Tonearm Terrorwrist

    Tonearm Terrorwrist Immortal

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    Have you been living under a rock???
     
  4. slipperykinchela

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    Not having to travel Gives the roosters a big big chance of going back to back
     
  5. Parra

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    Huge boost for this match in Australia. Typically it is a non-event and given little if any weight here. More of a disruption to the pre-season for the premiers than anything important. 2014 will change that.
     
  6. Matchball

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    I might actually watch it now. The time zones killed it for me in years past.
     
  7. thorson1987

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    This years one was perfect. (Storm v Leeds)

    Kicked off at 7am iirc
     
  8. LatK7

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    I'll probably head along. What crowd would be expected here?
     
  9. Haynetrain

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    Roosters should be kicked out of the comp if they lose this on Aus soil
     
  10. Moony

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    good to see it played in Australia for once
     
  11. Walt Flanigan

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    Without the homeground advantage, Wigan will get raped down here. It's the only element that gave a perception of the two competitions being close.
     
  12. Moony

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    should just go to prove how strong the NRL is
     
  13. rabbitohs95

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    Matty Bowen's last game on Australian soil, should be a good one.

    Hopefully Wigan can get the win but i can't really see it tbh.
     
  14. WalesCymru80

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    No they won't.

    The top 4-6 in SL could more than hold their own in the NRL.

    The difference in the two competitions is that the NRL have good teams 1-16, whereas Super League only has good teams 1-6.

    Also in the past it is tradition to go along and support the SL winners here, so hopefully Tigers, Sharks, Eels, Rabbitohs etc fans will go along and cheer on the Roosters to victory as well.

    Roosters 28-18 Warriors
     
  15. Springs

    Springs First Grade

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    lol, hardly.

    More like 8 or 9 good teams. I wouldn't say Eels, Tigers or Dragons are on the same level as Wigan or St Helens.
     
  16. POPEYE

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    Defeats it's purpose entirely being played in Australia
     
  17. Tone83

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    The nrl definitely does not have 16 good teams, please. Any given year they have 4 good teams, another 6 decent ones battling for the 8, and then 6 atrocious ones.
     
  18. bluey

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    The big difference is that they can get themselves up for one game, try doing it for 26 weeks and imo they would be found out
     
  19. papabear

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    pretty much any other sydney side besides the sharks and manly and this would get a cracking crowd, but easts vs an out of sydney side. lol.
     
  20. Tone83

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    I think they're just about 10 years behind, the size of the players reflects this, like they're just now starting to get big wingers and centres, a necessity we started learning about 10 years ago. The ESL still has a lot of tiny little zippy guys running around and it's like looking back in time to the nrl of the 80s and 90s. You see old footage and you have to laugh at players who look like accountants running around, their skinny little legs moving really fast as they go no where. It's like a benny hill sketch and the ESL is still a bit like a benny hill sketch but seems to currently be in a transitional period and is looking up. I just wish england could have beat NZ yesterday, I feel it could have really got great britain addicted to league if they had just won that game in the fashion they were going to. Great sport is great sport and that was great sport, but a little deflating to have england lose.
     

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