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Wellington Orcas

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Kiwi Eagle, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Can this work ?

    There are very strong stories coming out that a side from Wellington will be joining the UK Super League. I thought it was laughable the 1st time i heard it and dismissed it immediately as bull****. However was watching a show over here the other night, and Graham Lowe was on, who has been privy to some of the goings on, and apparently the people running the Orcas have had 3-4 very positive meetings with the Super League people

    How could it work, having a 24 hour trip to an away game and somehow be competitive ? All i could think of is that they would maybe go and play 4 weeks in UK and then 4 at home etc, but that will still mean the UK sides would have to fly that distance for a 1 off game

    Any thoughts on how this could be workable ?, coz it has me stuffed
     
  2. fLIP

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    Same as Union teams in SA. Like you said, go for a few games and then come back.
     
  3. Crushercleal

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    I think it's a logistical nightmare. We all saw how long it took for the Warriors to gain a steady financial foothold. They will go broke.
     
  4. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The main difference being that the SA teams can have a tour, while the UK sides, unless staying for multiple games at once, have a 24 hour trip for an away game. That is where i see it falling down
     
  5. fLIP

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    yeah your right. Unless their is a possibility of giving the side a bye after playing the NZ side.
     

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