Your last sentence sums it up. The problem is Foxtel probably don't want any of the bids that are on offer.Geez! No they’ve taken his recent comments about investment in participation and pathways and spun it to sound like he’s backing in nz2. He literally didn’t say anything about nz2 in that interview lol. He said they are open to new markets. I’ve shown you what he actually said and it wasnt anything like arlc favour nz2!
like I said it will be whoever fox want.
They won't want Brisbane 3 due to News Ltd's ownership of the Broncos and their fear of losing market share, but if The Dolphins draw better ratings for Foxtel and drive up subscriptions then they might change their mind. Perth could blow everyone out of the water if all of their bids come together as one and the ARLC show some backbone. News Ltd aren't really interested, but that could change if they lose AwFuL.
NZ2 could appeal to News Ltd as they own Sky NZ and it would potentially open up more 6pm Friday matches to be based in NZ.