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Dragons join World Club Series

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by dowdz, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    ST GEORGE Illawarra have become the third team from the NRL to accept an invitation to play in February’s World Club Series in the United Kingdom.

    The Dragons, who last participated in the tournament in 2011, join the Rabbitohs and Brisbane Broncos from the NRL.

    “The Dragons have a unique place in the history of the sport and Super League fans will look forward to seeing them in the series,” Super League general manager Blake Solly said.

    “Having tasted success in the 2011 World Club Challenge, it is fitting the Dragons are the third representative from the NRL.

    “With the Wigan Warriors, St Helens and Warrington Wolves confirmed as Super League’s participating clubs, excitement is already building for the Series.’’

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sport/nrl/dragons-heading-for-the-world-club-series-in-uk/story-fni3g9a3-1227084218504
     
  2. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    Cronulla and Canberra must have been busy...
     
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  3. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The poms probably can't wait to see what's his name and that other bloke from the dragons go round.
     
  4. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    This is just a mickey mouse tournament all about money and apart from souffs teams that failed miserably this season..

    Im greatful that our club is not involved.
     
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  5. SeaEagleRock8

    SeaEagleRock8 Sea Eagle Lach Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It is not a serious football tournament but it is an opportunity to promote a club's brand and maybe to check out some possible pommie signings.
     
  6. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who picks the teams? Is this going to be the new WCC?
     
  7. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    its also a way of giving the players more money outside the salary cap thus further increasing the handicaps for some sides which is the goal of the NRL it seems
     
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  8. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who decided what teams were invited to this ??
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    NRL

    It was souths and broncos + the premiers.

    Why souths and the broncos? Well they are struggling to need more expesure and financial help......
     
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  10. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I wonder if Greenberg kept a straight face when he described the teams who finished 3rd, 8th and 11th in the regular season as "the best from Australia" and "three of the top clubs in the NRL"?
     
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  11. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Maybe that's why he said 'clubs' instead of 'teams.'


    But tis unlike him to cover himself 6 ways from Sunday.
     
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  12. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Packer plans to take the Vermin global. Following this tournament I understand they are playing Manchester United, then across the ditch to play Toulon, then onto a plane to play the New York Yankees, before breaking their journey home to contest the Hawaiian Iron Man.
     
  13. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    As NRL premiers (*cough cough spew*) I can understand the Vermin being there this time around.....

    The WCC has turned to crap, just like it did in 1997 with SL. I saw a number of those 1997 games when Adelaide played Leeds, Salford and Oldham. 1997 was a case of quantity and not quality. History is now repeating.
     
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  14. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Manly does not seem to offer a good enough product for the NRL.

    Shame really.

    But it does help Manly in terms of 2015 premiership success. No eventless WCC games, no players selected for origin, and Manly players excusing themselves from 4 nations should ensure the team is fresh and firing at the business end of next year rather than tiring themselves in useless events.

    Greenberg is such a rotten administrator I don't think even he knows what he is creating.

    NYEagle
     
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  15. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    The poms will never agree to 3 good teams going over. They want at least a couple of Pom victories!
     

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