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Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby victorsra » Thu, 28 Feb 2019, 13:39

Yes, World League won't change the game in Lille, Leeds, Wrexham or Adelaide...
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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby Figaro » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 11:18

Welsh Rugby has exploded with reports the Ospreys and Scarlets are going to merge, with a new region established in the North.

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby Thomas » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 11:33

Bad idea, why can't they just get rid off the Dragons?

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby sk 88 » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 13:43

Thomas wrote:Bad idea, why can't they just get rid off the Dragons?


Because even if they did that the Ospreys could still go bust. At least the Dragons are WRU owned and have a financial backer.

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby Thomas » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 15:09

Anyway it seems is going to get messy

First casualty?

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/ ... ng-cardiff

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby victorsra » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 21:08

An Ospreys-Scarlets merge would mean a team for the whole Swansea Bay area... I guess they would split matches between Llanelli and Swansea? Looking in the map they are really close, no real issues for supporters to follow the new team, right? There problem is of course local rivalry.

And how valuable is the Newport market? Is it a city with a better economy?

And the Northern team would be based in Wrexham (better stadium) ou Colwyn Bay (it hosts regularly the Wales U20s)?
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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby 4N » Tue, 05 Mar 2019, 22:22

The Northern region is supposed to be at Colwyn Bay. But the way things have been handled, I wouldn’t be surprised if they are forced to reconsider. Social media reaction has been similar to the World League.

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby victorsra » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 00:43

Colwyn Bay is very small. 30k peopld according to Wiki. What sort of crowd would you expect?
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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby Thomas » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 08:57

i would genuinely be surprise if a team is put there, there is no much happening and is one of the stops that I use if I am heading to Snowdonia National Park. You get there on the train pick a transport and head to the park or Llandudno Junction.
Also isolated region you need to plan properly

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Re: Growing rugby in Tier 1 nations

Postby Thomas » Wed, 06 Mar 2019, 13:58

Merger is off the table

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/47461662
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