GB Lions Tour 2019

Discussion in 'International' started by Perth Red, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Burns

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    Maybe the RFL can come out and say something?
     
  2. roughyedspud

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    The RFL don't know what day it is let alone release a coherent statement on anything
     
  3. siv

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    Well I hope it is
     
  4. roughyedspud

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    It's probably not...just a thick Aussie journo who doesn't know the difference
     
  5. Jim from Oz

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    Get it right Mr Burns ! It's the Oceania Cup ! Far more sexier than boring old Pacific Cup !
     
  6. jim_57

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    Anything "triple header" that isn't juniors and/or womens is a joke. Just shows how deep Internationals have been buried.
     
  7. southwalesrabbitoh

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    Uh? Catastrophizing. Can we please just leave rugby league to the Aussies and northern England. How about getting more ppl in England and Australia watching rugby (league).
     
  8. Springs09

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    A 3 test series organised between 2 nations is a good idea. One nation deciding that they are going to be 'Great Britain' for a year despite two of the countries they draw players from being involved in WC qualifiers, and announcing they are touring without any co-operation from the countries they are meant to be playing - that is a stupid idea.
     
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  9. roughyedspud

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    Absolutely
     
  10. titoelcolombiano

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    Did you just quote yourself? lol

    Will the sequel tell us what you had for lunch?
     
  11. Burns

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    We enter March with no announcement. Bring on April.
     
  12. deluded pom?

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    Seven months to go and nothing has been confirmed, one way or the other. I’m not convinced it’s going to happen or if it does it will be a last minute shambles.
     
  13. Springs09

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    Surely it's easier now, especially if the tour might be only four games, to just include England in a Four Nations?

    Four Nations - Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, England
    Pacific Cup - PNG, Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands

    Each team can play a warm-up the week before
    Example 4N Schedule:

    Week 1
    PNG v England - Port Moresby
    Samoa v Tonga - Auckland
    Australia v Fiji - Wollongong
    New Zealand v Cook Islands - Whangerei

    Week 2
    Australia v England - Perth
    New Zealand v Tonga - Auckland
    PNG v Fiji - Port Moresby
    Samoa v Cook Islands - Apia

    Week 3
    Australia v New Zealand - Brisbane
    Tonga v England - Hamilton
    PNG v Samoa - Port Moresby
    Fiji v Cook Islands - Suva

    Week 4
    Australia v Tonga - Western Sydney
    New Zealand v England - Dunedin
    PNG v Cook Islands - Port Moresby
    Fiji v Samoa - Suva

    Week 5
    Four Nations Final - Newcastle
    Pacific Cup Final - Western Sydney

    Better than 2 triple headers and a GB team wandering around playing meaningless games at least.
     
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  14. Stallion

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    Would prefer Lions playing the KANGAROOS in NSW in Sydney or Newcastle. But I see the common sense in most of your idea.
     
  15. CC_Roosters

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    The bit I don't get is that I thought the big 3 stakeholders agrees on a loose calendar for the next cycle but when it comes to the crunch and they realise games actually have to be played to fulfil it then there's an issue?
     
  16. welshmagpie

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    Do remember the Cook Islands have World Cup qualification to sort out this year.

    Not a bad idea nonetheless.
     
  17. Springs09

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    True, while it will be only likely a one-off game against USA, it was just an example.

    If Cook Islands will be unavailable the three countries can play the originally planned 3-team comp. Or Lebanon can play.

    Either way a Four Nations would both be better than the stupid proposed tour and 3-team Oceania Cup or whatever it is, and would result in England/GB playing more countries than on the Lions Tour.
     
  18. roughyedspud

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    Apparently the tour will be announced by the RFL sometime Monday (UK time)
     
  19. roughyedspud

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    http://gboceaniatour.com

    V Tonga in Hamilton 26th Oct
    V NZ 1st test in Auckland 2nd Nov
    V NZ 2nd test in Christchurch 9th Nov
    V PNG in port moresby 16th Nov
     
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