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Post Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:23 pm
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so Let's scrap it and try to cash in on it by hosting our own version?
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/nines-scrapped-for-2019-and-may-never-return-20180818-p4zy8j.html
I remember the orgasm-a-fest that was the reaction the Auckland 9's a few years back, but now it seems that the NRL don't like sharing the cash with the people who created it, so have instead decided to have their own version.
https://rugbyleaguenines.com/index.php/2018/07/16/nrl-supports-nines-world-cup/

Admittedly the attendance went from 90k to 22k in 4 years, but this does smack of the NRL trying to wrest control of something they didn't think of....and let's be realistic, of the 9's sides playing, how many players won't be Kiwi/Aussie Born?
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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 Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:33 am
Posted by JEAN CAPDOUZE on Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:33 am
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Call Me God wrote:
so Let's scrap it and try to cash in on it by hosting our own version?
https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/nines-scrapped-for-2019-and-may-never-return-20180818-p4zy8j.html
I remember the orgasm-a-fest that was the reaction the Auckland 9's a few years back, but now it seems that the NRL don't like sharing the cash with the people who created it, so have instead decided to have their own version.
https://rugbyleaguenines.com/index.php/2018/07/16/nrl-supports-nines-world-cup/

Admittedly the attendance went from 90k to 22k in 4 years, but this does smack of the NRL trying to wrest control of something they didn't think of....and let's be realistic, of the 9's sides playing, how many players won't be Kiwi/Aussie Born?


What a load of gibberish.
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:13 pm
Posted by puroresu_boy on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:13 pm
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A 9's world cup is a great idea and international 9's should be a regular thing. Its a format of the game which should be used to expand the game as it allows lower ranked nations to compete.

My only concern with this is what players will be playing in this? Will the elite players be playing.

After Sydney they should be taking this format to Hong Kong, Dubai, USA, Japan.

Maybe the RFL/Super league will actually wake up and realise we need a 9's game over here. Give me a 9's tournament instead of the current magic weekend and I would want to go to that.
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:42 pm
Posted by Clearwing on Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:42 pm
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Each to their own, I guess. Reasons for me not wanting to watch are broadly akin to those why I don't watch basketball.
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Post Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:01 pm
Posted by Call Me God on Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:01 pm
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JEAN CAPDOUZE wrote:
What a load of gibberish.


The Auckland 9s were hailed as a success, but now are consigned to the bin inside 4 years...... To be replaced by a 9s world Cup played in Australia and endorsed by the NRL. Are you telling me I am wrong to question this or that Ireland v Lebanon will feature 18 Aussie NRL players?
As for you calling anything gibberish..... I'll take it as a compliment from the proffessor of bollox himself.
JESUS WEPT :WALL: HOW MANY TIMES?????
£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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