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Post Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:29 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:29 am
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Why wasn’t the Fiji PNG game held in Port Moresby instead of a suburb in Sydney?

We saw at the World Cup the PNG fans are passionate and turn up in big numbers, they sold out every game at the World Cup.
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Post Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:36 pm
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
Why wasn’t the Fiji PNG game held in Port Moresby instead of a suburb in Sydney?

We saw at the World Cup the PNG fans are passionate and turn up in big numbers, they sold out every game at the World Cup.

The Costs associated with protection of players ($10,000 a player is the charge by security firms for the Roo XIII matches) whilst there, as well as the travelling costs.....oh, and most of the players are based in 'stralia anyway and it was easier (and cheaper) to UBER them all to the stadium for the double header 8)
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£20 a ticket and £15 on beer and merchandise.....so an away fan is worth £35. At best, 1,000 is the average away support split across 11 rounds and I am being really generous here, so Toronto, replacing say Wakefield will cost a SL club £35,000.
The minimum turnover of a SL club is £4,000,000 so Toronto instead of Widnes is worth less than 1% of a SL clubs turnover.

There are many valid reasons for and against expansion into America, but "AWAY FANS" isn't one of them. :BEAT:
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:30 am
Posted by Freddie Miller. on Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:30 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
Why wasn’t the Fiji PNG game held in Port Moresby instead of a suburb in Sydney?

We saw at the World Cup the PNG fans are passionate and turn up in big numbers, they sold out every game at the World Cup.


These Pacific Island Test matches between PNG, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga are now, hopefully, an annual event in Sydney. They were played in Western Sydney where thousands of these islanders live. I enjoyed the day out with great atmosphere produced by the 4 competing team supporters. Tonga were outstanding in their defeat of Samoa and carried on with their World Cup form.

Yesterday I went to the SOO 2 match which was a cracker. Probably will rate as the most watched TV programme so far this year. Only downside to the result was that I am a Qld supporter!
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:24 am
Posted by Sir Kevin Sinfield on Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:24 am
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Call Me God wrote:
The Costs associated with protection of players ($10,000 a player is the charge by security firms for the Roo XIII matches) whilst there, as well as the travelling costs.....oh, and most of the players are based in 'stralia anyway and it was easier (and cheaper) to UBER them all to the stadium for the double header 8)

The majority of the PNG squad play for the PNG Hunters based in Port Moresby
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:44 am
Posted by downo on Mon Jun 25, 2018 9:44 am
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Sir Kevin Sinfield wrote:
The majority of the PNG squad play for the PNG Hunters based in Port Moresby




I could be wrong but dont the Hunters play a block of games in Australia & then a block in PNG to save on travel, So they are all spending a fair bit of time in QLD so they may have been based here at the moment
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:27 am
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downo wrote:
I could be wrong but dont the Hunters play a block of games in Australia & then a block in PNG to save on travel, So they are all spending a fair bit of time in QLD so they may have been based here at the moment


WHy is there no uproar from Leigh fans about this?

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:36 am
Posted by Trinity18 on Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:36 am
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WHy is there no uproar from Leigh fans about this?

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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:56 am
Posted by Cokey on Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:56 am
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Stop trying to turn every thread on the VT into the same argument, it's boring now.


Correct, Fake Lebron should be sent to the same place as Canoeman. Then again,he could be one of his aliases.
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 pm
Posted by Fantastic Mr Catpiss on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:06 pm
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if we go back to denver, they should do a double header, or something and play samoa tonga there, that'll wake some of the locals up.
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Post Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:19 pm
Posted by Trinity18 on Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:19 pm
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Correct, Fake Lebron should be sent to the same place as Canoeman. Then again,he could be one of his aliases.


Did Canoeboy get banned?
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