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Should there be a summer cup?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Daddycool08, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    Just a thought folks.

    I would envisage this to be a challenge type cup pro-am style. Similar to the old Amco Cup played during the week at night.

    The top-line 25 players of each NRL club would be excluded. So it would be NSW cup, Youth League, Country and maybe the islands such as PNG, Western, Southern and Northern Territory type standard.

    This would allow teams to compete in a knock-out or round robin format and at least give the fans something to watch and support during the off-season.

    Run it over two months (December and January) telecast three games per week in regional centres such as Lithgow, Bourke etc. and have the winner and runner up get some prize money.

    Reason for such a suggestion is the success of the nines that IMHO will only grow bigger as time goes on and I fervently hope the nines can expand to include UK and other geographical areas as well.

    Advantages:

    Revenue stream with additional sponsorship.
    Country clubs and other lesser lights may become noticed by NRL scouts.
    Bringing rugby league to the bush and supporting grass roots RL.
    No burnout of the elite players anyway.
    Proposed rule changes could be trialled during these games such as the four quarter 100 minute game.

    Disadvantages:

    A bit more work for the governing body to do in advertising, TV rights and sponsorship.
    Too much footy anyway.
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The heat would be a big problem at this time of year.
     
  3. Bandit

    Bandit Well-Known Member

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    short answer no.
     
  4. Ralphie

    Ralphie Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  6. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I like the idea but not in summer. Make it wed nights, a knockout comp like the 70s and early 80s.

    There used to be another weird comp for the teams that missed the semis. Norths won it I think. That was a bad idea.
     
  7. Eagles2nv

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    I dont mind your idea, but the cricket gets me through the summer :)
     
  8. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    They run it at Wentworth Park every January.
     
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    Peter C Well-Known Member

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    You're lucky
     
  10. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Haha, for me it just isnt summer without cricket. This year there is a smorgasbord of cricket with the 4 tests, ODI world cup and BBL.

    ... and when its all over were back to the footy :D
     
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  11. davohan123

    davohan123 Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cricket and tennis get me through then the NRL will be back on
     
  12. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Unlike @Bones I like the test cricket & the BBL cricket, and just think footy is a winter game, so nice idea but not for me!!

    Besides up this way someone would die in the humidity and heat and that would kill the game ( no pun intended ) in a heartbeat !!
     
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    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Why don't you like me? :(
     
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  14. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    51 days till The 9s start
    7 weeks till the NRL
     
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  15. Bandit

    Bandit Well-Known Member

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    Pretty young girls in short skirts (Tennis) vs
    more footy in the summer?

    Pass me another nice, cold bevvy and I'll take
    about 0.0001 second to think about that one.
     
  16. wedgetail eagle

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    Summer Cup is Boxing Day at Randwick.
     
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  17. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Their screaming puts me off.

    [video=youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfukIEltJiw[/video]
     
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  18. Daddycool08

    Daddycool08 Well-Known Member

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    I just mentioned it because Soccer is played in the Summer A league and in winter local soccer is played.

    So soccer is played all year round and rugby league is only played during 'winter' that is how other codes are getting ahead of us.
     
  19. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Canya Understand Normal Thinking?
     
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    Cheese rolling yo!!
     

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