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Building the next NZ team

SpaceMonkey

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Love the banter. There are plenty of places worse than Auckland though. It’s not great but it’s not terrible.
Auckland can pretty pretty damn nice in the right areas and on the right days, and pretty crap in others. Could say the same for Christchurch or Welllington though. Personally I’d live in Wellington out of the three. Depends what you’re after, to an extent.
 

Matua

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Are we even talking about the same thing?
Taking up a contract to play and live.. a couple hours and a hundred bucks every so often ( once a month maybe) to see family is negligible.
Small peanuts to not live in Auckland!
I'd rather steer clear of the North Island all together tbh.
I haven't been back for about 10 years, so maybe I'm missing something? Shit hole full of bikies?
Probably not. ;)

Anyway, Cantabs definitely move to the NI, after all that's how I learnt how tiresome you (they) are.

TBF, while I'm still not convinced you're actually a Cantab, your unhinged anti NI pro SI B/S has made your case a wee bit stronger.
 
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Auckland can pretty pretty damn nice in the right areas and on the right days, and pretty crap in others. Could say the same for Christchurch or Welllington though. Personally I’d live in Wellington out of the three. Depends what you’re after, to an extent.
Born and bred in AKL... housing market is unaffordable, traffic sucks and up till recently, we had the worst public transport network outside of Mongolia. Unfortunately Welly has now taken that honour from us.

Other than that, its pretty sweet TBH. During a good summer like now, plenty of good places within an hour's ride. Woodhill, Piha.... and Waiheke is always a cool spot. Cheese will back me up on that.
 
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What happened to Wellington public transport? It used to actually be decent!
Was a little tongue in cheek :D They've had some recent dramas with newly laid track being too narrow and long term (as in 10-15yrs) off peak closures for maintenance... but to be fair, we're still having plenty of transport dramas here too.

Out of interest - how's the public transport network in CHCH, particularly around where the new stadium is being built?
 

Perth Red

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After bigging up their bid launch in Vegas with some star announcement they didn’t do anything! Is this bid smoke and mirrors? This is their response when someone asked them on facebook

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Doesn't surprise me TBH.

If I was a potential backer, I'd be hesitant committing to anything until the likelihood of an nz2 license became clearer. All signs seem to be pointing to PNG as #18 which makes nz2 what, 3-4 years away at the earliest?

I think the desire and intent to bid is totally legit, but I'm taking anything they say as just publicity seeking for now. Which is understandable on their part to be fair.
 

Canard

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After bigging up their bid launch in Vegas with some star announcement they didn’t do anything! Is this bid smoke and mirrors? This is their response when someone asked them on facebook

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I actually feel sorry for the bloke.

He is obviously passionate about Rugby League, and has a long history with the game at a junior level.

He thought he could hype his way into something happening and locked onto the Vegas news cycle. Judging by his social he didn't even make it to Vegas himself.

It's obvious he has got nothing but a bit of moxy.
 

blue bags

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Can a relocation of a Sydney team work
As the NZ 2 team
Bulldog's. Grizzlies Bear's 🐻
Sharks. Magpies ?
 

Vlad59

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I actually feel sorry for the bloke.

He is obviously passionate about Rugby League, and has a long history with the game at a junior level.

He thought he could hype his way into something happening and locked onto the Vegas news cycle. Judging by his social he didn't even make it to Vegas himself.

It's obvious he has got nothing but a bit of moxy.
Dickless?
 

SpaceMonkey

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Probably the least likely location to accept a transplanted Aus team.
I think the bears or bulldogs would work, the former because of the colours and the latter the Canterbury name. But it’s somewhat academic because there’s no way the dogs are leaving Sydney, they’ve got a big catchment and a highly tribal, loyal fanbase. They’ll eventually be contenders again.
 

Matiunz

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I think the bears or bulldogs would work, the former because of the colours and the latter the Canterbury name. But it’s somewhat academic because there’s no way the dogs are leaving Sydney, they’ve got a big catchment and a highly tribal, loyal fanbase. They’ll eventually be contenders again.
Maybe the Eels to Wellington wearing the predominantly yellow Jersey playing in Paremata? ;)
 

Matiunz

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I think the bears or bulldogs would work, the former because of the colours and the latter the Canterbury name. But it’s somewhat academic because there’s no way the dogs are leaving Sydney, they’ve got a big catchment and a highly tribal, loyal fanbase. They’ll eventually be contenders again.
Canterbury could be a true split team and play as the ‘Dogs’ in Sydney and the ‘Bulls’ in CHCH ;)
 

The Great Dane

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I think the bears or bulldogs would work, the former because of the colours and the latter the Canterbury name. But it’s somewhat academic because there’s no way the dogs are leaving Sydney, they’ve got a big catchment and a highly tribal, loyal fanbase. They’ll eventually be contenders again.
Leaving the brand and records behind would be the best way to go if a club was to relocate to NZ.

Relocate the NRL side, rebrand it for the new market, and keep the old brand operating in the NSW/Qld Cup as a feeder and for merchandising purposes. That's probably the best way to handle any relocation at this point.
 

Canard

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Leaving the brand and records behind would be the best way to go if a club was to relocate to NZ.

Relocate the NRL side, rebrand it for the new market, and keep the old brand operating in the NSW/Qld Cup as a feeder and for merchandising purposes. That's probably the best way to handle any relocation at this point.
Why bother then? Just start from scratch
 

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