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Bid for second NRL team in NZ boosted

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by mozgrame, Jan 30, 2015.

  1. mozgrame

    mozgrame Well-Known Member

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    – January 30, 2015

    The bid for a second New Zealand NRL franchise has received a significant boost, with the consortium signing a $10 million deal with Christchurch's Celebration Lions Sports Trust to enter a feeder team in the NSW or Queensland Cup.

    The agreement gives the bid team a strong foothold in the South Island and will strengthen the new club's rivalry with the Auckland-based Warriors.

    It also provides another pathway for Kiwi players to the NRL as the Celebration Lions plan to establish a NSW or Queensland Cup team that would play out of their proposed new ground at Porritt Park in Christchurch.

    Consortium spokesman Robert Picone said the $10 million 10-year deal, which would see pre-season matches played at Porritt Park, further underpinned the financial viability of the bid.

    Read more: http://www.zerotackle.com/nrl/bid-for-second-nrl-team-in-nz-boosted-16278/#ixzz3QIloNqq7
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Nah, it will go to Perth (mainly for the time difference thus allowing an extra live game at night, ie 5.30/7.30 and 9.30 all live in the East).....and a second QLD side......be that CQ or more than likely a second Brisbane team.
  3. Disco

    Disco Well-Known Member

    +1,776 /48
    Cronulla should go to Perth, then a second brisbane team and second kiwi team
  4. Moondog

    Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +5,252 /51
    I'd love to see the Broncos monopoly broken. Brisbane could probably support a couple more teams. If the Crushers had survived we probably would'nt have ended up with that team down in Melbourne.
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