2025 RLWC USA?

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  1. biggestbroncosfan

    biggestbroncosfan Juniors

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    When I first heard of the RLWC being held in North America I thought it was an April Fool's joke. It's still an April Fool's joke. Reasons this is likely to fail;
    A.)There's roughly around 200 registered amateur players in North America.
    B.)There is barely any professional presence as Toronto are an English team that plays a few matches out of Toronto.
    C.)Do Moore Sports International even maintain regular contact with the governing bodies in the USARL and CRL?
    D.)0% grassroots development.
    E.)There have been TOO many false dawns for RL in the US.
    F -for fail.)How much have the RLIF done?

    Reasons this is likely to succeed;
    A.)RL is very similar to American football.
    C.)We have a product that Americans will enjoy watching and should pick up quickly.

    For this to work Moore Sports will have to invest in their own competition in North America likely with Toronto Wolfpack involvement, with a decent mix of East and West Coast teams, making sure there is a few top level pros to balance out the competition. Their is 7 years to go and there's a lot of catching up to do, this is make or break for RL in the US and for International RL. This must be done right.
     
  2. Stallion

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    You forgot B). Adept rugby league administrators will combine and attract business and media to make this event succeed. It ( RL)deserves a change of luck!
     
  3. DC_fan

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    I wonder if President Trump will place a tariff on the World Cup.
     
  4. Stallion

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    Saw a guy who seemed very enthusiastic for rugby-league in North America on video /u tube last night. Hopefully this type of grass roots enthusiasm can be supported in some way by established Aussie rugby league clubs or administration ? They are trying to source funds for possible tours to Australia and England via a website donation set up. This guy has a website called: rlamerica.com. Looks genuine but needs backing!
     
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  5. roughyedspud

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    He'll either be in prison or in exile in Russia by then...so not to worry..
     
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  6. deluded pom?

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    You forgot option C, assassinated.
     
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  7. roughyedspud

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    Right...it's my day off and I'm in the pub bored...

    Here's my 2025 world cup...bare in mind the tournament happens smack bang in the middle of the NFL season,so NFL stadia are not a option.....MLS stadia all the way...all between 20-30k

    Group A
    New York
    [​IMG]
    Orlando

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    Group B
    Toronto
    [​IMG]
    Chicago
    [​IMG]
     
  8. roughyedspud

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    Group C
    Salt Lake City
    [​IMG]
    Denver
    [​IMG]

    Group D
    Los Angeles
    [​IMG]
    Vancouver (in 25k mode)
    [​IMG]

    1/4s
    New York
    LA
    Toronto
    Vancouver

    Semi finals
    New York
    LA

    Final
    Vancouver (in 50k mode)
    [​IMG]


    In the meantime all the host cities need to be targeted by the NRL,ESL & RLIF with annual RL games...both club & international games
     
  9. Coastbloke

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    I like it.
    The MLS stadiums seem to be the way to go. They are available, look great (Australian stadium designers take note) and capacity seems to be just right for the credibility of the tournament..

    Good stuff Spud..
     
  10. roughyedspud

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    MLS stadia are the only option...

    Yankee stadium might be a option for a new York venue though..how cool would that be!

    New York City fc play at Yankee stadium, NYC FC are owned by the man city owners...and the RFL are moving into man city's etihad campus facility...so something could be worked out I reckon..
    [​IMG]
     
  11. latingringo101

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    All stadiums you suggested sound like a good idea. Wouldn't it be wise to have the final in a somewhat RL heartland like Toronto or East Coast USA?

    Also would it be wise to have matches in LA, Denver, SLC and Vancouver? There was a lot of Criticism over the amount of Travel teams had to do in the 2008 & 2017 RLWCs in OZ. The 2013 WC was awesome because the UK is small and even if teams had to travel it was like a 1/2-1 hour flight for teams to travel.

    I'd try keep it East coast with maybe one match in LA, Vancouver, SLC and Denver.
     
  12. greenBV4

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    do all of those MLS stadiums have a long enough field? Soccer/football fields are a bit shorter than RL fields aren't they?

    I don't see too much harm in the group stage being all over but the finals should definitely be confined to where league is strongest
     

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