Discussion in 'NSWRL Competitions' started by Timmah, Oct 9, 2018.
Nope. Knew I was forgetting something
What’s happening with the Fiji bid to enter the nsw ISP?
Not sure but it won't be in 2019, fairly sure.
EDIT: Maybe they will be? This was in late Sep: https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/fi...-nsw-cup-berth-next-year-20180922-p505eg.html
Norths and Roosters are both having 20s teams and are run separately.
Do they both feed the Roosters?
Fingers crossed it would be great for the game. Even if the Fiji team were based in Sydney somewhere like Windsor, they have the facilities for ISP
They both feed Norths NSW Cup who feed Roosters NRL.
The article talks about setting up in Suva, looks money is the only thing stopping them. I wonder if they’ll try n link with an NRL club. Again if they do a Sydney base would help with that.
Is there anyone left to link up with though? Not sure NSWRL allows clubs to have multiple ISP feeders.
Yep good point. Are the png hunters linked with any NRL clubs?
Nope, but Fiji have continually talked about getting into NSWRL, I doubt they'd switch to QRL after all these years.
Must be a new rule after Wests Tigers voluntarily decided to discontinue 2 ISP feeder clubs.
They haven't had 2 ISP feeders since 2012? The last time any club did looks to be 2014 when the Roosters had crossover between Newtown and Wyong.
They have before with Cronulla and Melbourne sharing a side.
If it's in the mindset of growth of the game and bringing in a Fijian side, I'm sure they'd be all for it. Could easily work a 13-team ISP and give each team a bye each round.
That was back in 2013.
Well if the qldrl can have the PNG team with no NRL link, then surely the nswrl can allow Fiji to join the ISP without an NRL link?
Yeah I'm not saying that can't be done, fairly sure Wyong's first season was unattached in ISP - I thought you meant for Fiji to enter the QRL. haha
I'd forgotten Wyong went it alone when they first joined. Mighty strong effort of them to do as well as they did that inaugural season.
I'd love Fiji to get in moreso for the chance of an away trip.
With the NRL draw out , the nswrl draws must be close to being out
Are they doing that dumb thing before the normal comp again?
Even when the NRL has been a bit earlier NSWRL generally still wait til close to Xmas before anything, and even then it's usually ISP first with RMC/SS later.
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