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Of Course Origin still the ultimate?

Discussion in 'International' started by ozenzud, May 3, 2015.

  1. ozenzud

    ozenzud Juniors

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    Kiwis have now beaten Oz 3 times in a row and most encounters now are pretty good/close encounters.

    Are we still gunna get that tripe that Origin is the ultimate in RL?
     
  2. Fast Eddie

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    Hard to be the ultimate when most of the best players in the game don't play in it. Will probably stay popular as ever though because we'll beat Australia every year and the focus will stay on SOC by Australians to try and forget about the drubbings their country is receiving
     
  3. shinobi

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    According to ray warren origin is the 34 best players in the world dont know where that leaves the likes of bromwich, matulino, taupau, vatuvei etc
     
  4. Pete Cash

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    Its simply a question of dollars. Origin is treated like a big deal because it makes so much money
     
  5. Evil Homer

    Evil Homer Moderator Staff Member

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    It makes money because it's treated like a big deal.
     
  6. Canard

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    Who claims it's the best v the best? Not the ARLC ?
     
  7. Canard

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    Only on LU are people upset that something is Rugby League related is successful
     
  8. DiegoNT

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    International game is only going to get stronger
    New Zealand are now regularly beating australia
    Samoa and the smaller nations are getting better. Not that long players like feleti mateo turned down playing for Tonga and played city-country instead because he was a slim chance of playing origin. This year a player like b.j luilea picked samoa over city-country in similar circumstances. . The mindset is changing. Imagine if milford represented samoa.
    England only needs decent halves to go with their good forwards and they could regularly compete with australia and NZ
    International football is on the up
     
  9. Pete Cash

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    It is a bit of a catch 22..I'd love for international football to be a big deal but those 3 origin games make the nrl millions.
     
  10. Charlie124

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    Um, yep.

    Origin is the pinnacle of representative rugby league, hands down. You ask any one of those Aussie players today (the Origin reps) if they feel even a 100th of the disappointment they feel after an origin loss. You don't have weeks and weeks of build up to a stupid Test match either, this game today was nothing more than an annoying interruption to the season proper.
     
  11. Evil Homer

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    That's fine, you know what would make even more money? A competition that is relevant to everyone in the world rather than just 13 million people on the east coast of Australia.
     
  12. Canard

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    Why bring up World Cup soccer in this thread??
     
  13. seanoff

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    Yes the audience for international rl is at least 15 million. Its a massive sport in the rest of the world is league. :roll:
     
  14. Evil Homer

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    It could be if people got their heads out of their f**king ass. The last RL World Cup made close to 6 million dollars.
     
  15. This Year?

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    Why is this thread in the NRL section and not in the International or SOO section?
     
  16. Perth Red

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    Next step,calling origin winners world champions ala Americans lol. Origin is about hype, as a neutral I enjoyed this weekends test matches as much, in many cases more than watching two states playing each other. NRL has done well over the years to create hype around origin to hide the fact it is insignificant really to all but some people in two states.
     
  17. kdalymc

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    And to keep people keen til the next one- let's play one test a year.
     
  18. Canard

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    Create a strawman and win an argument! Easy
     
  19. Maroon4life

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    Origin will always be the ultimate. Sucks for the Kiwis and the pom's but its just how it is. Me nor anyone else I know cares about the result of this game, just hoping no-one from my club gets injured due to this exhibition match.

    Kiwi's won their origin game, now lets get ready for the real one.
     
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    OP assumed we give a shit.
     

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