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What chance Leeds Rhinos against Melbourne Storm?
Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:21 am
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Not much chance of Leeds Rhinos beating Melbourne Storm I would say.

Because of the absurdity of holding the WCC in the calendar year following the Grand Finals, neither team will be as they were in the Grand Finals. But at least Melbourne have a talented half back to replace Cooper Cronk (his name is Brodie Croft). Leeds only have in the waiting room Richard Myler, a spent force from the Catalans, as a replacement for Daniel McGuire.

This situation demands that in future we hold the NRL and SL Grand Finals on the same weekend, and the WCC two weeks later. Then we will have the same teams who won their Grand Finals. Also we will have a suitable grand finale of the rugby league club seasons, and also an entree to the international competitions.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:40 am
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Good I would say.

Never write off the Rhinos.

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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:59 am
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Given that the Storm have just announced a friendly with North Queensland on the proposed weekend of the WCC, I'd say not much chance at all.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:59 am
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Don’t think there will be a WCS next year. Melbourne don’t want to do it, neither to Brisbane for once. Don’t think it’ll happen unless The RFL dig deep into their pockets and throw a load of cash at the NRL clubs.
Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:06 am
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I don't really see the point of the WCS even though our win over Brisbane was obviously a good night. It was still just a glamour friendly and was pretty meaningless really. The WCC should be compulsory though. That's a showpiece fixture.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:16 am
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Dropkick Murphy wrote:
I don't really see the point of the WCS even though our win over Brisbane was obviously a good night. It was still just a glamour friendly and was pretty meaningless really. The WCC should be compulsory though. That's a showpiece fixture.


The only way the Australians will agree to making it compulsory is to up the prize pool. I don't know what the current World Club Series prize pool is, but it's probably telling that it's not an easy figure to find on Google.

If all we can offer the NRL clubs in exchange for 40+hrs of flying is a split of gate receipts from a 15,000-20,000 attendance and a split of the case from whatever two-bob sponsor we can find, I don't blame them for being massively enthused.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:33 am
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
and the WCC two weeks later. Then we will have the same teams who won their Grand Finals. Also we will have a suitable grand finale of the rugby league club seasons, and also an entree to the international
competitions.


Must say I have to agree with Joan now there's a first, I've often thought that some players who play in the WCC have had nothing to do with the success of the previous season and some who did don't get to partake, a great example being man of the match Mcguire watching from the stands whilst the fella playing just played in the million pound game. ?

That said the concept wouldn't last to long imagine a fully battle hardened Melbourne Storm against any Super League club scary thought. :EH:
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:47 am
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bramleyrhino wrote:
The only way the Australians will agree to making it compulsory is to up the prize pool. I don't know what the current World Club Series prize pool is, but it's probably telling that it's not an easy figure to find on Google.

If all we can offer the NRL clubs in exchange for 40+hrs of flying is a split of gate receipts from a 15,000-20,000 attendance and a split of the case from whatever two-bob sponsor we can find, I don't blame them for being massively enthused.


We should play it there then. Better than sending Wigan and Hull over for no real reason. I'd be fuming if Wires were doing that, but would be delighted if we were playing in the WCC.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:10 am
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Dropkick Murphy wrote:
We should play it there then. Better than sending Wigan and Hull over for no real reason. I'd be fuming if Wires were doing that, but would be delighted if we were playing in the WCC.


Same principle still applies. How big of a draw are our clubs over there? I'd suspect that the Smith-Thurston Testimonial that Melbourne have commited to is worth much more to them than a fixture with Leeds.
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Post Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:14 am
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I would say a good chance if it went ahead simply because Bellamy isn't a fan of his players travelling across the world for a game outside the NRL.

He doesn't even like his players playing internationals.
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