World Club Challenge

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  1. The Great Dane

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    I don't doubt that for a second, however if they want it to grow and be taken seriously they need to grow the brand and the prestige of the event down here as well as up there, and that might mean that they have to take some losses in the process.
    Playing the games in the same handful of small stadiums in England year on year doesn't grow awareness of the game or grow the prestige of the game down here, and that's where it's most important at the moment if they want the WCC/WCS to be a success.
    If the English were really serious about making this an big event (and not just a exhibition game/money grab) they would realise that the NRL clubs don't see the value in it and aren't going to actively support it, and that they have to make it work by themselves, and put simply, the way they're going about it it's never going to be taken seriously in Australia.

    Lol, was it really surprising that they lost last year considering that, for example, the Sharks preparation for the game was to go on tours of London, Barcelona, and Paris.
    As soon as I saw that they were doing that I knew that the game would be a forgone conclusion.

    You're kidding yourself if you truly think that on average the NRL clubs treat the WCC seriously, there're admittedly exceptions to the rule (Cowboys), but the vast majority of them treat it as a bonding exercise/holiday for the squad and a paycheck.
     
  2. Front-Rower

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    It’s a bit an outlier crowd though. You would have to assume that a fair chunk of the crowd were neutral fans there to watch the English side go around. It’s not necessarily an indication that the crowd was pro-rooster.
     
  3. Life's Good

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    Harsh but true. As many avenues to expand the game (reach & revenue) need to be taken. Can’t keep selling a 16 team comp & expect the $$ to keep floating in.
     
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  4. POPEYE

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    Good comeback
     
  5. adamkungl

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    I think his post was more pro-WCC than pro-Rooster...
     
  6. Pedge1971

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    Come in spinner.
     
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  7. Front-Rower

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    Yeah nah
     
  8. LESStar58

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    http://www.theage.com.au/rugby-leag...february-16-at-aami-park-20171102-gzdndy.html

    The weekend before my birthday! Let's party!
     
  9. Saxon

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    Still a WOFTAM, but at least this time it might be in Oz, so maybe just a WOFTAM (which is still a WOFTAM, just on a smaller scale)
     
  10. POPEYE

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    Another record for Cam . . . lucky he doesn't like tattoos
     
  11. The_Shield

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    I’m happy it’s likely to happen. I like the WCC. One thing I would like to see happen is the winning team gets home field advantage for the next year. So if Melbourne win then next year it is set in Australia again, but if Leeds win then next year would be in the UK
     
  12. Perth Red

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    The fact this is at the whim of the clubs shows how pss weak our games governing bodies are.
     
  13. POPEYE

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    The whole 'Victoria Is The Home Of Australian Sport' thing is becoming overbearing, they have to be stopped . . . Nick is our only hope
     
  14. LESStar58

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    Agreed. I live here and love it but the need to incessantly beat its chest makes me want to leave Melbourne sometimes. Melbourne thinks it's the Australian equivalent of NY FFS.
     
  15. Haynetrain

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    I actually enjoy watching the World Club Challenge
     
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  16. Vee

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    I enjoyed going to England and watching Ourboys become the World Club Champions.
     
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  17. DlEHARD

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    World Club Challenge will be a winner at AAMI. The fixture must continue.
     
  18. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Pfft, why in melbourne?

    Send it to one of the expansion locations (Canada/France/Serbia/anywhere).

    The format is perfect for some world touring; "The 2 best clubs in the world compete for supremicy" and its in the off season so no backing up next week.

    Why are we so focused in sending regular RL games outside Australia when this game already has one team flying across the world?
     
  19. siv

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    Because Melbourne won't fly to the England
     
  20. Uncle Kraka

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    The 2 best clubs in the world would have just played in the NRL grand final. WCC is more like 1st vs 6th
     

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