1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

8 Team NRL comp in 2010

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DUFFMAN, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. DUFFMAN

    DUFFMAN Active Member

    644
    82
    Ratings:
    +296 / 5
    The USA will have a professional rugby league comp starting in 2010.
    It will also be called the NRL.

    * 8 teams with a 22 player roster
    * 14 week comp (7 home / 7 away games)
    * Comp starts March, with the grand final on Independence day
    * Australian NRL players nearing retirement to be offered $130,000+ a season to play there.

    Teams are Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, Jacksonville & Boston
     
  2. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    That is only six teams. Pretty East Coast except for Denver and Los Angeles. Good concept!
     
  3. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    9,128
    1,149
    Ratings:
    +1,242 / 7
    For the opening entertainment they could sponsor Sterlo to run out onto the field and struggle for 90 seconds to bust through the large crepe paper banner and then trip over.
     
  4. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    2,251
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Yeah my thoughts as well CW

    http://www.amnrl.com/teams/index.html

    AMNRL - American National Rugby League

    (Teams)

    Connecticut
    Wildcats

    New york
    Knights

    Northern
    Raiders

    Fairfax
    Eagles 

    Philadelphia
    Fight

    New Jersey
    Sharks

    New Haven
    Warriors

    Aston
    Bulls

    Washington DC
    Slayers

    Jacksonville
    Axemen

    Is Manly connected to the Fairfax Eagles in some way ? i remember reading something about it last year i think.
     
  5. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    7,128
    1,492
    Ratings:
    +1,897 / 7
    Yep, http://www.fairfaxeagles.com/index_files/febmay2008.htm
     
  6. eagle_predator

    eagle_predator Active Member

    2,251
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0
    Cheers mate
     
  7. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    5,436
    2,922
    Ratings:
    +5,519 / 50
    Sounds like a top idea for spreading around rugby league. Will be interesting to see what the quality of these games are like. Americans playing footy without wussy helmets and bulky padding and time-outs every 3 seconds might be hard for those fellas.
     
  8. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    Excellent concept.  If they get it on the TV it could become big.  I travel to the US regularly and folks I talk to are certainly interested in this , 'tough game without padding'.   
     
  9. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    7,128
    1,492
    Ratings:
    +1,897 / 7
    Cheers mate
    [/quote]

    No worries.
     
  10. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    7,128
    1,492
    Ratings:
    +1,897 / 7
    I think that you will find that 90% of those teams are in partnership with an NRL team with some even playing in their partnered NRL uniforms.

    Connecticut Wildcats - Wests Tigers

    New york Knights - Newcastle Knights

    Northern Raiders - Canberra Raiders

    Fairfax Eagles - Manly Warringah Sea Eagles

    Philadelphia Fight - Gold Coast Titans (were last year playing in Titans Jerseys but have just taken posession of Souths Jerseys for 2009)

    New Jersey Sharks - Cronulla Sharks

    New Haven Warriors - New Zealand Warriors

    Aston Bulls - Canterbury Bulldogs

    Washington DC Slayers - St George Illawarra Dragons

    Jacksonville Axemen - No partner stated


    On another note, it sounds like the 2010 competition will be a completely different entity from the existing AMNRL. As Duffman has already pointed out, it will be called NRL USA.

    Their mission statement can be found here:

    http://www.nrlus.com/nrl2010

    News of the NRL USA comp:

    http://www.nrlus.com/nrlnews
     
  11. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

    671
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0
    i hope it really kicks off. Imangine if it became as popular as some of their other sports, it would then feed into our competition.
     
  12. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    1,692
    8
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    weaken our competition even more as aussie players will get pick up in the US for a 1mill a pop.

    But it would be good for the international game. Additionally, it always surprises me that Rugby Union isn't bigger in the US considering the factors and private schools.
     
  13. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    League is better suited to the US, especially for TV. .  Played in quarters and add a bit of padding, then there's the game.  Cable it into taverns at a reasonable time and it'll take off. 
     
  14. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    10,887
    805
    Ratings:
    +1,761 / 72
    It smells of John  Ribot's vision of spreading the game into China, Russia, Kenya, Mongolia and where ever else that prick thought of
     
  15. Zep

    Zep Active Member

    1,692
    8
    Ratings:
    +8 / 0
    Rugby union has a chance in the US, i doubt RL will take off.

    There is more registerered RU in cali than there is the Aus. Go figure.
     
  16. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    1,644
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Haha, that was hilarious.

    But the US is a market that is sports mad. Rugby league is a brilliant product, especially on TV, and it is a pretty simple game. I think it could really take off in the US if done properly.
     
  17. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

    671
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0
    the only problem i find is that its competitors NFL, NBA & Baseball all have extraordinary amounts of cash so i don't think they will let a game like NRL enter the market. A perfect example is of Woolworths killing of its competitors i.e the independent stores in Australia.
     
  18. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    9,997
    516
    Ratings:
    +516 / 0
    Rupert might see it as doing something to repair his bottom line from the Super League days and give it a helping hand on Fox and in his numerous newspapers..  He's Mr Media over there.
     
  19. deadlyeagle

    deadlyeagle Member

    671
    11
    Ratings:
    +11 / 0
    yeh good point DSM5, Rupert is in control of the media so it actually might have a chance to survive if he can/willing to help it out.
     
  20. bhot

    bhot Active Member

    147
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0
    Are Americans going to be confused where they hear there's a "Hooker" running around on the field?
     

Share This Page