Depends on when team 18 comes in doesn’t it. 3 to 5 years after them.I’m not against another Brisbane side per se but how quickly are you putting in them? I wouldn’t want another side there for another decade. Seriously, I’d be worried about taking away supporters from Titans or Dolphins.
PNG is just a non starter. You surely can’t argue on the one hand against AFL wasting money on expansion then propose PNG? You do realise that if the government pull funding from something (remember this week?) NRL are left holding the can on that one and the amount of money they would have to spend to make PNG work would dwarf what AFL have spent. There is no revenue in PNG and I mean no revenue. Nada. Zilch. An area has got to be at least somewhat self-sufficient to work.
Perth and NZ are the only options if we’re being at all serious.
png is a potential game changer for rugby league and the nrl. Even if the nrl has to tip in an extra 15 million pa out of their own funds I would back it to the hilt.
it’s not just for player production and crowds, it’s also benefitting international rugby league so there’s a flow back there in better tv deals and sponsorship for international rl
the arlc hasn’t even begun to monetise the value of international rl
they should be aiming to supplant the bledisloe. Plus develop the pacific nations to the hilt
that’s where the nrl needs to focus not so much on trying to be like afl