World 9s 2019

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

  1. 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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  2. Pommy

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

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

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    That doesn’t make them a failure though.
     
  5. 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?
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. playdaball

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    Really?
     
  8. Irish-bulldog

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    October is the wrong time, it needs to be in February. Hopefully we can see this expand to 32 teams, all countries with a domestic scene should be invited, which means Scotland shouldn’t be invited. It could really give these smaller countries motivation if good money is on the line.
     
  9. Perth Red

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    That would just see nrl clubs whinging and its quick demise like the nrl nines. At least this way it sits in the legit international season and makes it more than just a pre season friendly Comp

    What we need now is some really big sponsors to give it financial credibility
     
  10. madunit

    madunit Super Moderator Staff Member

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    It's nines, they could've gone to 24 teams. This setup doesn't help the game.

    I want to see USA, Canada, Jamaica, Serbia, South Africa, Germany, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Philippines, Cook Islands etc all in this thing.

    Then it'd be totally useful and serve a decent purpose.

    The current format achieves little.
     
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  11. Pommy

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    I have to agree, I’m not that excited by it. I may go but I’m not sure I’m going to get a weekend pass for this and to go to to watch the lions.
    The only thing this could achieve is for Australia to possibly not win it. But thats not really a good enough legacy.
     
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  12. Springs09

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    I'm planning to go, despite the small amount of teams it still should be a fun weekend, but more than that it's likely the only international league we'll get in Australia until 2023.

    There should have been at least 16 men's teams and 8 women's teams. They aren't even playing on Sunday. The NRL 9s have 4x4 pools, you'd think common sense would have them use the same format for the World 9s.
     
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  13. Jim from Oz

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    Not playing on the Sunday is completely bizarre … but as always, TV determines game times …
     
  14. Perth Red

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    Ideally it would be on FTA, but we dont live in an ideal world and it isnt, so on to the competition. Who do we think will be playing in it? Is that top 12 decision confirmed? Massive wasted opportunity if true. Id have gone with

    16 team comp

    Australia
    NZ
    England
    Wales
    Scotland
    Ireland
    France
    USA
    Jamaica
    Fiji
    Samoa
    Tonga
    PNG
    Lebanon
    + two of; Canada, Russia, Chile, Cook Islands, Sth Africa, Spain, Italy (teams in 2021 RLWC qualifiers)
     
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  15. madunit

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    A shortened version of Rugby League was first played in Australia in 1915. While it was still 13 a-side, games had 15 min halves.

    http://andrewrlp.blogspot.com/2018/04/the-1915-patriotic-carnival-2018.html
     
  16. Last Week

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    Well done Madunit.
     
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  17. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    Touch Football is the other....

    RL should align with as many national Touch organisations as possible, get it into the ComGames/Olympics and plant a few RL players in there.

    Maybe some aligned branding would be good too. If it DOES get into the Olympics, it would be the biggest global advert for RL in our history (but only if people can tell the difference between League and Union...)
     
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  18. Stallion

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    Throw in original touchfooty rules such as the play the ball with the foot and that makes good sense. Otherwise the tag version (be it Oztag or leaguetag ) would be very good.
     
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  19. Perth Red

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    Watching Sl games this weekend the notion of playing the ball with your foot seems to have gone out the window! They must be inspired by touch footy!
     
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    Frustrating isnt it. I know its only a small thing but the crackdown on playing the ball with the foot is one t hi ing the nrl got right.
     
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