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World 9s 2019

Discussion in 'International' started by Springs09, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. Burns

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    Fiji team looks goooood. Full strength?
     
  2. Springs09

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    Could still have Saifiti bros, Sims bros, Bukuya, Evans, Kamikamica, Campbell-Gillard, Uate, Nakubuwai as well as some lesser names like Wakeham and Moceidreke.
     
  3. titoelcolombiano

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    I hope Fiji win this - for no other reason than they took it seriously with their selection.
     
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    I was really hoping Super League rookie Ratu Naulago would be in the squad. Absolute weapon.
    From the players that aren’t there, I would liked to have seen a couple mobile forwards like the Sims bros or Bukuya.

    I had a sneeky suspicion that Semi Radradra would be picked given the Flying Fijians WC campaign ended and the team naming was delayed.
     
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    Will there be a program for sale in newsagents ?
     
  6. Burns

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    Good to see ticket sales are going great!
     
  7. yakstorm

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    Not ideal, but better than it being played in a completely empty stadium...
     
  8. roughyedspud

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    International RL is gonna lose ssssooooo much money over the next 6 week
     
  9. Burns

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    don’t get me wrong, this is good news. But will probably bankrupt the RLIF after the Lions tour bombs.
     
  10. roughyedspud

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    I was just about to post this...

    When Nigel wood got the big job I said he'd bankrupt the sport...and he's trying his f**king hardest to prove me right...

    Does someone with some spare time wanna calculate how much these match payments are gonna cost the RLIF ?
     
  11. roughyedspud

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    So apparently there was a typo...it's $2500 per test not $25000..

    So that's $85,000 in match payments per test
     
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    Better than origin whish is about 1milllion per game :O
     
  13. taste2taste

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    I had zero interest in the Nines but these teams look pretty good, looks like I'll be spending the weekend up at the local :D
     
  14. flamin

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    Since the 9s is organised by the NRL who are paying the RLIF to host the event, surely the NRL will be covering the 9s payments.
     
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    The match payments for the Jillaroos and Kangaroos Nines teams will be coming from the NRL, just like the match payments for the England Men and Lionesses will be coming from the RFL. It won't affect the profitability of the Nines tournament.

    Also on the 2 for 1 offer, looks like its only for Cat 2 tickets, which isn't a surprise as it is the Category that has moved the least.
     
  16. Mr Angry

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    I hope Tonga wins.
     
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    We should all Encourage as many people as possible to attend. I hope I can get a chance to go.
     
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    I think they're saving him for the test match and he's got surgery at the end of the year
     
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    Lets go PNG.
     

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