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New York pro rugby league team

Discussion in 'North American Rugby League' started by The Daddy3, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Hello, I'm The Doctor

    Hello, I'm The Doctor First Grade

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    Depressing missed opportnity of RL #10006...

    California RU wanted to change to RL rules to compete with Gridiron, so they asked Aussies/Brits to come visit and teach them the rules.

    That was the same year WW2 began, which meant travel was impossible for the RL delegates. You can just imagine how much better off RL would be internationally if a bunch of West Coast RU comps had taken on RL.

    WW2 f*cked RL in France AND America...
     
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    If you get a chance listen to the Tony Collins speech on the history of RL in Canada. He coins a phrase that is quite apt ‘RL never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity’
     
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    Ive said elsewhere that Canada is probably our biggest missed opportunity...

    The CFL is one of their biggest leagues (as far as i can tell, no.2 behind hockey). Up until the 1930s (and arguably, even as late as the 50s) the CFL and Canadian Football was an unaffiliated form of RL.

    Id even go so far as to say RL originated in Canada.

    Either way, that quote is dead on. RL loves those big moments; we get the chance to wave as they go passing by...
     
  4. latingringo101

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    I heard they officially got the tick of approval for 2019
     
  5. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Ive got no doubt another US team will get in.

    I think the question is whether it will be Perez's group or if someone else will get the spot...
     
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  8. Golden point

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    Wait for what?
    You said that it simply isn't happening.

    Case closed.
     
  9. Evil Homer

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    A source that doesn't misspell 'RFL'.
     
  10. Golden point

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    There can't be any source though.

    You said it isn't happening.

    So why are you waiting for a source?

    Are you saying that it still may happen but you need confirmation?
     
  11. Golden point

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    Good to see you have found some optimism :thumbsup:
     
  12. paulmac

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    In 1904 RL & Canadian Football were one and the same. The RFL made overtures but Football in Canada at that time was still amateur & they wanted nothing to do with RL.
     
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    I’d like to read more on this. Could you point me to a source ?
     
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    How has Ricky Wilby convinced two other people to put their name to this...
     
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    Looks professional, I hope this happens.
     
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    No FB page as yet.. :confused:
     
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    Hmm. A professional New York City rugby league team with a blue and orange strip
    I wonder what the professional New York City rugby union team with a blue and orange strip think about it.
    http://www.rugbyunitedny.com/
     

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