2018 Internationals

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  1. adamkungl

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    A thread to keep track of the lower tier internationals to be played in 2018.
    By my count there were ~72 Rugby League mens senior tests last year including the World Cup. Will 2018 surpass this?

    I was gonna pin a spreadsheet but it turns out someone has already done a more thorough job than I can be bothered doing, keep an eye on this Wikipedia page
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_rugby_league_in_2018
     
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  2. adamkungl

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    Ireland have published their fixture list.. of particular note is their October 27 and November 3 games on the same days as England v NZ games.

    This sport...
     
  3. Pommy

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    You don’t think other organisations play friendlies on the same days?
     
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    Where have they released their fixture list?
     
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    Are super league having the week off when England play nz? If so, surely the other countries can play test matches?
    France v Wales, Ireland v Scotland, Italy, Malta, Czech Republic, Serbia etc.

    It really isn’t that hard!
     
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    Yes they are but it’s all a bit late now. All the other nations seemed to wait around waiting for someone to organise games for them
     
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    It’s really sad, why do things move so slowly in this sport?
     
  8. Pommy

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    It’s a real shame as this was the time to set a precidnt. The NRL pretty much got told to go f**k themselves with the Denver test and it would have made a real statement had all the heritage players from other nations been jetting off to play as well.
     
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    Other organisations have more than a handful of nations playing.
    You don't think it would be ideal to schedule the Euro Cup games on different days to the England tests? They're already likely to struggle for attention
     
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    I think it’s best that local organisers schedule them for the days they think is best for them.
     
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    To an extent. The other side of this coin is it absolves the RLWC17 organisers of their disastrous scheduling choices.
    I don't think previous Euro Cups, WC Qualifiers or anything the Irish have done give them this kind of criticism-free capital.

    Happy to take this view for the Denver test, the organiser is putting up significant cash in a new market and doesn't have a string of dud runs on the board yet.

    Hopefully they aren't on at the exact same time and can be both watched on TV, anyway.


    On a side note, there's a good chance i'll be able to go to Norway's hosted qualifier vs Germany, I'll be in Norway at the time and it isn't far out of the way
     
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    Double header with an U20s Maori vs Samoa clash and open aged Tonga NZ Residents vs Auckland RL game
     
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    Hopefully it's a hiccup and a quick recovery
     
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    This is rugby league we’re talking about.
     
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    Brad Walter has another piece in about the possible Tonga v Australia test at the end of the year. Says that Brisbane would be firming as venue due to financial reasons, but no proposal has been sent to the RLIF to sanction test. The RLIF meet next week.
     
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    are australia really only playing 1 test in 2018? wtf man..
    no wonder union is taking a great big dump on us.uselss pricks like berrick barnes get to play 100 tests for their country and league players would struggle to get 20 at this rate
     
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    We're hitting peak period for internationals!

    England v NZ
    Pacific tests
    Qualifiers
    and standalones

    all coming up
     
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    So this weekend a international rep weekend

    Other than the Pacific and Denver Tests are any other internationals being played ?
     

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