Discussion in 'International' started by Perth Red, Nov 30, 2018.
I think England would still play a couple of games. Maybe France and someone else at Leigh.
The tour should have been based on a 3 match series V NZ with standalones V Tonga and Samoa
Absolutely nothing wrong with that as a concept. I have some gripes with the thing but this isn't one of them
Has the RFL made any noises re the Tour. Seems odd that if rumours of the tour being cancelled are untrue then surely they would make a statement?
There's not rumors that's it's untrue though..everyone knows the tour is in deep trouble...
And the idea of a England,Wales,France & Jamaica 4nations has received alot of positive comments...far more than a GB tour has lol
Great Britain tour in doubt It seems that the Great Britain Lions tour to New Zealand planned for autumn may not well not go ahead, report League Weekly. The New Zealand authorities feel that it is still not sure if the tour would generate a profit. The tour is supposedly to go ahead at the end of the season, but the fixture list has not been drawn up and the longer matters draw out, the less likely, according to League Weekly. The Kiwi authorities cannot understand why such an iconic brand as the Lions is struggling to pull in sponsorship.
Cos it's not as iconic as the old farts think!
I'm 40 in a few weeks...I've never seen GB win anything....says it all
Maybe they should have continued with the English shirt that just over a year ago nearly stole the World Cup under Australia's nose, that last year convincingly beat NZ 3 games to 1, that in 2 years is hosting a World Cup and hopes to sell out high capacity stadiums across the country?
Instead of bringing back an obsolete property that's damaging to those it claims to represent, and only holds nostalgia value to old blokes who have a dozen other reasons why the games gone to the dogs and they wont pay for it anyway
Which is exactly what I've been saying since day one...
There was a easy out in all this too...instead of all the speculation about the lack of sponsors & money,further damaging a already garbage brand,they could have said
" Ireland & Scotland have important RLWCQ games at the same time as the proposed GB tour therefore we feel now is not the right time to take players away from teams with important games,we are committed to bringing back GB so we will work with our fellow home NGB's too find a suitable time to do so.."
And everyone would say...."fair enough"
An ENGLAND tour or a 4N with the already WC qualified teams are both fine ideas, but I doubt the England v GB issue is what has the NZRL struggling to find funding.
They just arent particularly good at finding funding for bloody well anything.
Or promoting NZ games.
Or running worthwhile competitions.
Oh I agree it's not a GB v England issue...
It's the lack of a meaningful series for the NZRL to sell that's the issue...a 3 test series v GB or Eng would have sold
That would be GREAT!!!
England would be easy winners, but 2-4 would be hard to pick.
This is what you get when you demand “RL people who KNOW the game” to run the sport”. You get brain damages thugs with no qualifications just following their gut.....
Opportunity for tonga and png to tour France and England maybe?
The pacific sides can't tour anywhere!!
They have the world 9s then the pathetic "pacific" cup
England would be easy winners,we can even rest players,try some kids....but France and Wales would get a good hit out and Jamaica would plant some serious seeds and earn some decent money to spend on development
Has anyone read mascords latest piece of bull$hit ?
So even though GB aren't playing Australia the tour depends on the RLPA reducing the green & golds match fee....
Does that make sense to anyone??
It says Pacific series, so maybe they are trying to free up funds from the Australian players to put that money into the GB tour to try and turn a profit???
The way I read it is when Australia plays NZ in the pacific series...GB will play Tonga as a curtain raiser..
Likewise when Australia plays Tonga GB will play NZ as a curtain raiser...
And then off to PNG...
If that's true then.......ffffuuuuuuccccckkkkkk ooooffffff
I honestly have no f**king idea what's happening.
Just add England and France to this competition and call it the Confed Cup.
Separate names with a comma.