Its Toovey, love him to bits but have you seen the shape of his head? Genius he aint.How the f**k does a sold out Lang Park clash between Brisbane Broncos and Redcliffe Dolphins guarantee the next team will be from the New Zealand?
Rugby league is the most popular sport in Brisbane. Brisbane has over 2.5 million people. The game was always going to be a sell out.
There is no city in New Zealand that is equivalent to Brisbane.
Auckland cannot sustain a second team. The one it does have is only half as big as the Broncos.
No other city in New Zealand is big enough to support an NRL team without assistance from the ARLC.
The only serious candidates for the 18th licence are Pirates and Firehawks.
Don't be surprised if we end up with Pirates, Firehawks and Jets by 2035. They're the only bids that have any substance to them. The ARLC is not interested in propping up a franchise in a volatile market and the broadcasters will not want a second New Zealand team.