Nothing like a Pom living in WA giving advice about NZ… FFS
I’ve heard plenty of people from the South Island referring to themselves as Southerners which is is a derivative of southern
Southerners are people below Dunedin. A Cantab or someone from the west coast or higher wouldn't refer to themselves as "southerners".
Why aren't the NRL and the other 16 clubs out there developing all these "extra" kiwi juniors that you speak of?
Because they don't exist. Millions need to be spent on junior pathways so they do.
Are you being deliberately obtuse ?
I just said a quarter of current nrl players are from nz
And you would be wrong. A quarter have a "tie" to NZ, but 25% are not necessarily NZ native.
There’s a whole anti Auckland thing so a team covering the rest of nz is probably the best idea
welington has the population outside Auckland and being on the north island has the most population so it probably should be based there
the stadium is well located even if it’s not the best stadium
6 games there
Plus one game in Hamilton and one in Dunedin
they can use the name New Zealand and the warriors can go back to Auckland
What is it with Australians who think the "Anti Auckland" thing is real?? You guys really have zero idea.
And half the games away from their "base"?
- Goodbye to good timeslots for TV
- Goodbye season ticket holders.
- Hello to double the accommodation and transport costs for 2-3 squads and support staff.
- Goodbye to Juniors who's schooling and home life is wrecked.
You are mental if you think that a club like that would work ANYWHERE with the distances involved.