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Storm decline World Club Series

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by SeaEagle9413, Oct 10, 2016.

  1. SeaEagle9413

    SeaEagle9413 Forward Pass

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    Mon 10 Oct, 2016, 5:04pm
    NRL.com

    Melbourne Storm has declined an invitation to participate in next year's World Club Series, CEO Dave Donaghy confirmed on Monday.

    Donaghy said the decision had been made in order to give Storm the best possible preparation ahead of the 2017 season.

    In past years, only the NRL Premiers travelled to the UK to take on the Super League champions, however, the format was expanded in 2015 to include other teams.

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  2. SeaEagle9413

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    Reason I bring it up is because Manly now have a shot at playing in it.
     
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    • Turbo1

      Turbo1 Scott Penn is a **** head

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      How? Why would they send one of the bottom 4?
       
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      • SeaEagle9413

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        I thought they sent the dragons over one year didn't they?
         
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        • Mark from Brisbane

          Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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          Oh, it's in the U.K. I thought they'd changed that so it was one year there and the next here??

          And a big NO from me ( although loved doing it).
           
        • Frogz

          Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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          Why would u want to play in it
           
        • SeaEagle9413

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          Oh trust me I absolutely hate Manly playing in anything else besides the regular season. I even hate it when Manly players are picked for rep games. What I'm fearing is that Mr Penn will say "What a great opportunity boys, let's go!" :confused: Hopefully they don't send us an invitation!!
           
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          • EaglesDontTweet

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            • NewwyEagle

              NewwyEagle I sleep in a racing car

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              Well I guess the penns aren't just in this for the money! Great decision to turn down this ridiculous competition. It's no good traveling around the world only a few weeks out from pre season. Well done to the club!
               
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              • double hoops

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                • Eagle of London

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                  Go for it. Excellent idea.would be highly bennificial to our season**

                  **Disclaimer- I live in London so this is the only game I could go to. Personally it's a stupid idea given the injuries this season but as tommy once said' show me the money'
                   
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                  • Fluffy

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                    to let the poms lose by less than 30
                     
                  • MadMarcus

                    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                    What a farce this has become
                     
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                    • PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

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                      It's to energy zapping a week prior to season kick off.Plus its no longer the buzz it used to be.
                       
                    • Little Grubber Kick

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                      Why is it seemingly inevitable that everything in the NRL becomes a farce?

                      However, why not make good use of the farce, why not express interest, on the proviso, that we get a fair draw for 2017?

                      on second thoughts our 'brains trust' probably wouldn't know a fair draw if they fell over it.....
                       
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                      • Eagles2nv

                        Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                        Games outside the NRL = Risk.

                        In my opinion the WCC risk out weighs the incentive. So I would prefer Manly dont play.

                        Send over Souffs and Parra seeing their the 'Pride of the league' :giggle:
                         
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                        • Shoe1

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                          What's the trophy like? It would be good to get another one for the cabinet. It's been a lean time since 2011
                           
                        • Ryan

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                          If they will offer $400k, get the poms to come to Australia to play & have the ESL pay the winner.
                           
                        • Frogz

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                          Manly chairman Scott Penn added: “We have fully locked in our trial games and our schedules. There is some level of interest but it would need to be lucrative enough to make significant changes. At the moment, unlikely.

                          Money will talk
                           
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                          • double hoops

                            double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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                            To be fair, the PENNS would be crazy not to consider the club challenge.

                            We are still looking for a "new major sponsor" the away jersey is still for sale.

                            The club is seeking up to 500k a year for that.

                            Exposure in the UK has to be beneficial in attraction and or increasing our jerseys value.

                            A good road trip to build team spirit, and play some poor pommy sides to get us off to a winning start.

                            It will expose our depth early as more Blacktown players will be either att the 9's or trials the club have committed too.

                            It may be a busy way to start the year, but there could be benefits.

                            100k after expenses are paid to go to the UK seem better then a kick in the guts.

                            I may be way wrong but surely $100 k is more lucrative then what the club makes out of the $10 per person tickets at Rat park. We don't get 10000 people there.
                             
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