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News: World Club Challenge 'could go overseas'

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ManlyBacker, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    <p>Rugby League bosses admitted on Monday the World Club Challenge could be held in Asia in the future.</p><p>Manly became the first Australian winners of the annual global clash of the champions for six years when they beat Leeds Rhinos 28-20 at Elland Road on Sunday.</p><p>The match was held in England for the 10th successive year but there are calls for a neutral venue, including Abu Dhabi and Hong Kong, while Leeds chief executive Gary Hetherington has put forward a proposal to expand the competition.</p><p>Hetherington's plan is for the top three clubs from both Super League and the NRL to contest the event and the Rugby Football League are willing to consider that possibility.</p>

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  2. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think moving the game to Asia, South Africa, or other places where expansion might be a go, is a good thing.  Interesting to see this idea coming out of England.   
     
  3. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Not in SA - we want our boys to come back
     
  4. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That's Pakistan Zep.
     
  5. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    too soon DMS, too soon
     
  6. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Asia - I am still awaiting John Ribots millions of Asians watching league on the pay tv and becoming instant fans. Never will happen - give it to a market that might one day bear fruit!!!
     

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