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World Club Challenge in Australia next year (a possibility?)

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Eagles Nest 08, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. Eagles Nest 08

    Eagles Nest 08 Active Member

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    MANLY officials will investigate the possibility of hosting their World Club Challenge match against Leeds in Australia next year.

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/sea-eagles-push-for-world-club-challenge-20111009-1lfxk.html#ixzz1aMa67oGs
     
  2. fLIP

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    Its not an NRL hosted event, does this mean we share 50/50 profits or does the ARL/ESL pocket the proceeds?
     
  3. Eagles Nest 08

    Eagles Nest 08 Active Member

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    It would be great if it was held at Brookvale Oval but that would be too small, I guess?

    Saturday night in February would be a great event at Brookie!

    Also some talk one day it could be a neutral location (say) half way … like Hong Kong if they could get it underwritten & sponsored accordingly! (they should do this one day!!).
     
  4. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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    ANZ or SFS as a double header with
    Charity shield Dragons v Souths
    WCC Manly v Leeds
     
  5. castle eagle

    castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    i like this idea
     
  6. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    x 3
     
  7. Blake

    Blake Active Member

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    Email the double header idea to the club. They might be able to take it to the meeting.
     
  8. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    I reckon Mark will be pissed off
     
  9. wombatgc

    wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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    haha..I reckon after the organising he and Chris have been doing it was in fact Mark who put the idea out there!:p
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    No doubt I'd love the WCC to be in LEEDS, and that's where I think it will be....it's the English Football League that fund the whole thing, I had a LOT to do with them in 2009, it's one of the Jewels in their Crown and they make a motza from it and they would NOT make a motza down under.

    The NRL "tolerate" it for the development of the game, but would they put up the $500K just to get Leeds here and accommodate them????

    So coming to Oz......be surprised to see that BUT then again I thought Des Hasler would retire from being a coach as Manly Coach (after about 25 years) so I know ****e!!
     
  11. OneEyedEagle

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    Was talking to my nephews girlfriends sister who leaves for leeds in 2 weeks time, wanted me to send her a Sea Eagles scarf, she is planning on going to see the game when and if Manly go over.
     
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    • Jono

      Jono Well-Known Member

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      dibs
       
    • OneEyedEagle

      OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      If only I was 20 years younger, cute little ranga
       
    • Berkeley_Eagle

      Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

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      Done
       
    • eagles2win

      eagles2win Well-Known Member

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      As said in the other about this.

      Another reason as why it's so frustrating to be a Rugby League supporter at times when some people in power are incompetent i.e Gallop, Carr.

      This sport will never realize its true potential while these idiots are on the board.
       
    • Brookie4eva

      Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

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      Surely would have to be ANZ if this was to happen, they get near 30,000 for charity shield, and would surely get more than an extra 10,000 for WCC.
       
    • bob dylan

      bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

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      Hey Mark

      Looks like you know what I know = ****e

      I had Hasler stepping down in 2025, and Manly maybe scraping into the 8 in 2011.
       
    • Supernintendo Chalmers

      Supernintendo Chalmers Well-Known Member

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      I reckon it would go alright as a double header at Suncorp with the All Stars Game on a rotation with the UK every other year.

      Sydney gets the grand final
      Brisbane gets a novelty rep game and a world championship in one then. Crowds up there have proven they deserve big ticket events, and it's a not overly expensive trip for fans of whoever wins the comp to get up there.

      sure it'd rob the all stars / indigenous team of premiers players but also open the door for some younger folk to gain rep experience too.
       
    • eagles2win

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      It's not a bad idea to partner it up with other matches ie The Charity Shield.
      But would make an exception with two clubs Wigan and St Helens these two clubs should be able attract a huge crowd by themselves.

      I remember when Wigan came out in '94 I think it was and the game against the Broncos had a really healthy crowd.
       
    • Jonesyv2

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      I Think it would have to of been pre arranged well in advance to move it here, would love to see it but i doubt 2012 will be in Australia. Plus im looking forward to going to leeds.
       

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