i wonder if they calculated on covid? I assume so.
Not as much love for the idea from the initial responses on Twitter but it’s a no brainer isn’t it? Would help to develop further pathways into NZ and extend the footprint of the Nrl and rugby league generally in a more strategic way than it would if Perth got the nod I would’ve thought.Funding is already there based on the last tv deal
The verdict: The clubs want the NRL to venture across the ditch and add a second team in New Zealand. With 27 per cent of votes, a second Kiwi side received the majority of support ahead of NSW’s Central Coast and Perth (both 22.5 per cent). There’s also minor support for a team in Papua New Guinea, Central Queensland or Melbourne.
That’s terrible that 70% of clubs bosses think the cap is being rorted.Just to put that into perspective, it was a survey conducted by SMH between nrl club bosses regarding expansion (amongst other things). Full read here:
More than two-thirds of NRL club bosses believe there are teams who are rorting the system by facilitating off-the-books payments to their players outside the salary cap.www.smh.com.au
Beauty of stats, 30% of club bosses didn’t respond so that 70% is really 70% of 60%.That’s terrible that 70% of clubs bosses think the cap is being rorted.
Logically if that number of the most influential people in the system believe there is cheating, then it would indicate that it must be happening…
It would be a massive task, you would have thought Perth or another Queensland team would be next cabs off the rank and a better chance of success.I’ve said it before and will say it again , a 2nd NZ team won’t work.
No idea why a Perth team has not been adopted.
I was half joking. But anyway,chch 380 000
well 215 000
your figures sound better, but i dont think many not living in cities travel to games, just my opinion. even if u put the franchise in two centers, they can only be based in 1. i personally cant see the support required anywhere but auckland. and i think a two team rivalry would be great for the gameI was half joking. But anyway,
Half Auckland population for a second team would be around 750 supporters. That is with a even split. Realistically 90% would stay with the Warriors and you might get a few hundred thousand supporting the new franchise.
Wellington central is 215k but Greater Wellington including up the Kapiti is 527k. Greater Christchurch is 520k. Combined they are 1m+ and eclipse a halved auckland without even pulling in the other major centres (New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Dunedin, etc).
This would be the best way to go about it. We don't have the capital in New Zealand or wouldn't invest in the right areas.If they do want to be serious about a second NZ team they should really take the time to do it right.
Year 1 Invest in a schools comp n the likes of BOP,HB,East Coast, Manawatu,Taranaki,Tasman,Canterbury,Otago play it in summer if you have to to get numbers up and perhaps convert a few Union boys.
Recruit coaches from Aus systems to teach our next generation of coaches, particularly in fundamentals.
Year 2 Introduce a regional rep competition at school level for those schools to compete as a province etc introduces first pathway.
Year 3 From those provincial rep teams select a wider squad for an SG ball team, set up living and support/development facilities in Wellington and Christchurch.
Year 5/6 Look at NSW/QLD cup Team
Year 8(2030) NRL team.
Could still set up the pathways and have the team in earlier but will take a bit of time to see the results.
Perth I believe already has something in place but set up something similar in Adelaide And there’s a 20 team comp that will tick most boxes for quite a while