International Will the World Cup go ahead?

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moto748

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I'd prefer any refs to English ones!

It should be down to the players. I'll bet all the Samoans and Tongans and the rest of the nations are dead keen to go. But it's so depressing to hear those comments from Cleary, which I imagine is typical of most NRL coaches. He makes no bones about the fact that he doesn't want his players to go, it might have a detrimental effect on the 2022 NRL season. And God knows, that is the only important consideration isn't it? :rolleyes: Well, I suppose the answer is, yes it is, from his point of view. His job is to try to win GFs.

And Meninga coming out and saying that he'd like to see international games arranged at the end of the season... at your effing convenience, of course, Mr Meninga! That just about takes the biscuit.
 

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People hear are saying "Throw the Aussies and Kiwis out of the IRL!", or "Suspend them for 5 years!", or whatever.

I think that's a bit melodramatic, but the sad truth is, if that did happen, I don't think the NRL would give a damn anyway.

Jesus, even the World Club Challenge is such an inconvenience to Aussie clubs that we have to pay them to come here, and still they moan about the timing, the weather. And that's one bloody game a year! :mad:
 

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I'd prefer any refs to English ones!

It should be down to the players. I'll bet all the Samoans and Tongans and the rest of the nations are dead keen to go. But it's so depressing to hear those comments from Cleary, which I imagine is typical of most NRL coaches. He makes no bones about the fact that he doesn't want his players to go, it might have a detrimental effect on the 2022 NRL season. And God knows, that is the only important consideration isn't it? :rolleyes: Well, I suppose the answer is, yes it is, from his point of view. His job is to try to win GFs.

And Meninga coming out and saying that he'd like to see international games arranged at the end of the season... at your effing convenience, of course, Mr Meninga! That just about takes the biscuit.
Every sport should should promote itself in a positive light when it has the opportunity to, sadly Clearly hasn't the intelligence to see that and the positive coverage RLWC would get.
 

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What goes around comes around.
Poms might pull out of Ashes series
Someone from the Cricket board needs to have a word in V'landys and Goulds ears and tell them to get Australia and New Zealand to the RLWC otherwise this will not just be a blow for our Cricket, but Aussie sport as well
 

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It won't happen then either as the ARLC fears it will undermine SOO with the Kangaroos losing 2 of their last 4 internationals.
The fear of losing to Tonga or even the Kiwis again is the big fear
It's safe to say you are kidding yourself if you think the ARLC care that much about the prospect of the Kangaroos losing.
 

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Yeah, but, as noted, it's not about worrying about the Kangaroos losing, is it? It's about the NRL basically not giving a damn about the international game, because they have a very profitable product of their own, and they don't want anything getting in the way of that. And I am equally cynical about them being any more interested in 2022 either, even though I imagine the RFL and international body will bend over backwards to accommodate them.
 

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I'm 99% certain that the Kangaroos will find an excuse not to go to the 2022 world cup and the Kiwis will do the same as when the ARLC says jump the NZRL says how high. The NZRL want to ingratiate themselves with the ARLC at every turn and have just become sycophants for the ARLC. It really is time that the NZRL grew a spine and stood up to the bullying ARLC
 

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