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Post Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:47 pm
Posted by Singing Warrior on Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:47 pm
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Plans are at an advanced stage for a New York based team to follow in the footsteps of Toronto and play in the English league. It is reported that substantial funds have already been found and they would pay for all travelling costs of visiting teams. There are also reports of a second Canadian club in the offing. Is this the sort of expansion our game sorely needs and shouldn't we be giving every encouragement to help it take off by playing some Superleague matches over there instead of the ludicrous idea of playing one in Australia where the game needs no help of promotion.
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Well, it would be one way to start spreading the news.
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Singing Warrior wrote:
Plans are at an advanced stage for a New York based team to follow in the footsteps of Toronto and play in the English league. It is reported that substantial funds have already been found and they would pay for all travelling costs of visiting teams. There are also reports of a second Canadian club in the offing. Is this the sort of expansion our game sorely needs and shouldn't we be giving every encouragement to help it take off by playing some Superleague matches over there instead of the ludicrous idea of playing one in Australia where the game needs no help of promotion.


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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:13 am
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Location or winger?

Guardian article today says the location would be New York:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/15/rugby-league-new-york-team-league-1-toronto
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Rolf Zaugg wrote:
Location or winger?

Guardian article today says the location would be New York:
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/oct/15/rugby-league-new-york-team-league-1-toronto


I remember Perez hinting in an interview that 2 more teams were in the pipeline and one of them was in Boston.
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:48 am
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with potential for a Super League game to be taken to the US next year should it be approved.



Wonder who that will be? :THINK: :D
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:53 am
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Rolf Zaugg wrote:
Well, it would be one way to start spreading the news.

Badum tish! :lol:
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:53 am
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Why not Jacksonville before any others seeing as they are already established
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:36 am
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Isn't there already a team, the White Plains Wombats? Are they looking to push cash into that team or create a new one, based more where the current NYC sports teams are based?
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Post Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:15 am
Posted by CyberPieMan on Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:15 am
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I wouldn't get too excited just yet. The guy bankrolling Toronto has always said he wants a north American (continent) league. So I'd see this as a speculative expansion, using SL & the NRL as names to bolster interest, then in a few (5 ?) years time break away & create a new league. Not sure how that would work in the long term, with the established "sports" having such a stronghold in (if not strangle-hold on) the broadcast media.
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