World 9s 2019

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  1. siv

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    International RL 7s goes way back to 1933-34 Kangaroo Tour when Australia played England in a 7 a side format at Leeds

    While club 7s was proposed during WWII in 1943 as a way to raise war funds but didn't go ahead

    While 9s was a SL concept when they held their first World 9s in 1997
     
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  2. roughyedspud

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    I've got a gut feeling that GB will be invited to the world 9s instead of 4 individual invites for England,Wales,Scotland & Ireland..
     
  3. playdaball

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    I certainly hope so!

    Has the Scotland and Ireland (exclude Wales as RL has had a presence for years) experiment been a success? I think not.
     
  4. roughyedspud

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    Domestically Ireland have got their act together in recent years and Scotland drew with your showers of shit not long ago..and domestically they'll be fully incorporated into the English system in the next few years..

    Establishing a new,pro,sport in Scotland is incredibly difficult...they've been playing RU in Scotland for 140 years...and only have 2 pro teams and both of them are owned by the Scottish RU...
     
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  5. Pommy

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    If we’re saying Tonga were a World Cup success it’s hard to argue that Ireland weren’t.
     
  6. playdaball

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    They weren’t as successful
    As Tonga or Fiji,
     
  7. Pommy

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    That doesn’t make them a failure though.
     
  8. playdaball

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    Agree with you about the NZ team ... they were so bad then.
    What does domestically Ireland have got their act together mean? How many teams do they have now and in what grades?
    If it’s so hard to get sport established in Scotland why not invest money and resources else where?
     
  9. Springs09

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    Who do you think invests the money and resources?

    The majority of people trying to get the sport going in Scotland are from or live in Scotland.
     
  10. playdaball

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    Really?
     

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