Match Thread - Christchurch Double Header

Discussion in 'International' started by Burns, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. Burns

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    Coverage just started on GEM/Fox.

    There is about 500 people there, 20min from kick off for PNG v Fiji.

    I think the first game will be much better than GB Lions v Kiwis.

    Im pretty low hype about this.
     
  2. Springs09

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    PNG v Fiji is always good. Christchurch is just about the worst place they could probably have it and just shows how little the organisers cared.
     
  3. Burns

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    Would have got a sell out, or at least a big crowd in Fiji. This is lame.
     
  4. Lambretta

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    Where the f**k are the New Zealand supporters? This is embarrassing

    Aren't there any Fjiian people living in NZ?

    Playing in Christchurch highlights that they should never be given an NRL licence over Perth or Adelaide or Ipswich.

    We need to have a long hard think about where these games are played in future.
     
  5. Foreign Legion

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    Pretty p...ss weak crowd. Play the game in PNG or Fiji are least they'd enjoy it.
     
  6. Springs09

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    There are far less Fijian people in NZ than there are Samoan, Tongan and Cook Islands Maori. Next to none from PNG. Playing Fiji v PNG in NZ for a game like this is insane.
     
  7. Perth Red

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    Why isnt this game in Port Moresby in front of a sold out stadium? Sigh.
     
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    The South Island in New Zealand has a very small number of people with Samoan and Tongan heritage, let alone Fijian and Papua New Guinean.

    People from PNG generally migrate to Queensland or the Philippines, whilst remarkably the main countries Fijians migrate to are Canada and the US (although there are decent communities in Sydney, Auckland & parts of Qld).

    So yeah worse venue choice for the match
     
  9. kiwileaguefan

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    Relax the crowd is building. Don't forget the kiwis game kicks off nearly 3 hours after the start of the Fiji v PNG.

    Added to this there is not that much pacific people in the South Island.

    It would be equivalent of Lebanon playing Ireland in PNG for example.

    Main thing is the game is taking place and it's televised.
     
  10. Springs09

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    Disagree. A lot more has to be done than just a few one-off games taking place.

    Loving the energy from PNG so far.
     
  11. Burns

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    this is a really good quality game
     
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  12. Lambretta

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    You would have thought that Kiwi fans would get there early to watch such high quality teams. I don't understand most fans attitude of "I will watch my team and no other"

    I would have thought that any neutral fans or fans of the game would get there to watch.
     
  13. Lambretta

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    Both teams seem really up for it
     
  14. Burns

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    For real but, this is the best I have seen the 'Pacific' teams this year. There is clear indication that the more matches they play, the better.
     
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  15. Burns

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    What a try by PNG!!!
     
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  16. Burns

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    GB will be feeling nervous for next week against PNG in PNG
     
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    At least the match will be played in PNG!!!
     
  18. jim_57

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    This is one of the more enjoyable games I've watched recently. I'm hoping PNG get a win against GB next week.
     
  19. MKCS

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    Yeah it was odd at the Nines I saw fans coming and going only for their teams. I was in pretty expensive seats it seemed like such a waste to pay those prices for only the couple of pool games and the finals (Although a lot didn't return for finals either)
     
  20. Burns

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    PNG so close with miracle win! Great game
     

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