England take over the Lions brand

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  1. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Well Lions are red white and blue.

    When I think Lions, I think Liverpool

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    Serengeti, near Manchester
     
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  2. jim_57

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    Rugby League's England? Yeh. But there is plenty of history of teams having blue as well see football and cricket. Red & White is hardly England Sport's only 2 set colours.

    For the recors I agree they should stick with Red & White and bring the GB Lions out once every 1 or 2 world cup cycles making it more of a 'once in a career' type oppurtunity.
     
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  3. Springs09

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    I agree. Only bring GB out for a tour every 8 years and possibly when they host the Ashes against Australia.
     
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  4. siv

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    If the Lions tour is to remain

    Then I would play it in Aus winter immediately AFTER a RLWC

    E.g. if RLWC is 2021

    Then Lions tour in 2022 playing a grand slam during SOO period

    PNG Samoa Fiji Tonga NZ

    And a Australia test on a Tuesday night after SOOIII
     
  5. Springs09

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    Sorry but no thanks, that doesn't sound great not to mention unfeasible.
     
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  6. roughyedspud

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    Immediately after a RLWC is the correct time to go on a GB tour...

    But not this "grand slam during origin" nonsense
     
  7. siv

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    What would you like to see ?
     
  8. southwalesrabbitoh

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    And of course the England RU team play with black socks. I'd like to see a GB v Australia series every 2 years, that's the world cup of RL IMO.
     
  9. roughyedspud

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    if we are to persist with this GB bullshit then tour the year after a world cup..

    Australia tour - 3 tests v Australia & tests v Fiji & PNG

    New Zealand tour - 3 tests v NZ and tests v Tonga & Samoa..

    The reason for having the tours the year after the world cup is so that the separate nations are together and in the spotlight for 3 years before the world cup..
     
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  10. Storm13

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    I like how the GB social media only post highlights of past England performances. Northern hemisphere rugby league is a joke.
     
  11. Dakink

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    My thoughts exactly. If they insist on using the GB team, it should be the year straight after a WC. Individual nations leading up. GB tour straight after. Allows the home nations yo build into the cup and then presents the novelty and tradition after the WC when people would be most receptive and the UK players are still fresh in people's minds.
     
  12. siv

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    That's 10 matches

    When would it occur in the calendar?
     
  13. Coastbloke

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    I think he means 2022 GB tour to Oz. 2026 GB Tour to NZ. 4-5 Tests each.
    Kangaroos could tour Europe year before WC as they are next year..
     
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  14. adamkungl

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    I see what you mean.
    There's a lot of value in it not clashing with individual nations Qualifiers though. If the calendar was filled out for t2 nations properly in years 1 and 2, and those games were given professional treatment so they get good exposure,
    it would be good to do the GB tour in year 3.

    This time round we should have had:

    Year 1 -
    (likely) Qualifiers for Wales, Ireland, Scotland.
    NZ tour to UK
    Australia 1 game in London vs England

    Year 2 -
    International Cup - Aus NZ England Tonga
    International Shield - Fiji Samoa PNG Lebanon
    International Bowl - France Wales Jamaica
    Second round qualifiers for Ireland, Scotland

    Year 3 -
    GB Tour 3 games v NZ, 1 game v Aus, 1 game v Tonga
     
  15. roughyedspud

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    It's two separate tours dipshit..lol

    Australia tour after one world cup then nz tour after the next
     
  16. siv

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    And when in the season calender
     
  17. roughyedspud

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    At the end of the season like normal


    Seriously has everyone been drinking stupid juice the last few days???
     
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  18. siv

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    I see two rep windows in a calender season

    During SOO period

    And last 6 weeks of Oct-Nov

    I prefer two standalone rep fornights in season. Last 2 weekend's May. First 2 weekend's July.
     
  19. titoelcolombiano

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    England cricket team plays in blue so not a big deal
     
  20. Bobby DIGital

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    After raiding Africa and adopting it. England's national animal should be the hedgehog.
     

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