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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby Tobar » Tue, 14 Jul 2020, 19:23

nick511 wrote:Well an article I read in RNZ pretty much explains the model the ownership group are looking at. Which is basing any Super Rugby team out of South Auckland and keeping the MLR team separate. The article only mentions that they would "coordinate them together". Which isn't unexpected but disappointing that they are willing to take it away from the Islands and basically have another Super team in Auckland.

Auckland is already quite a filled market, south Auckland has a large Polynesian community but it would be highly competitive with league which has a strong established base there and thats not even getting into venues.

So all this talk about having an Hawaiian based Super Rugby team was premature the owners clearly set out to run two different teams in two different competitions away from each other.

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/sport/421161 ... rugby-side

Yes this makes much more sense. I still think it would be kind of silly to have another team in Auckland so I question their plans but much better than 2 teams in Hawaii.

They can have one off games in Hawaii, that is a different story.

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Re: Major League Rugby

Postby jservuk » Tue, 21 Jul 2020, 15:16

The women's soccer league in US is attracting celebrity ownership:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/20 ... angel-city

Maybe time to ask Russel Crowe and Hugh Jackson and other celebs from Rugby lands to look at MLR.


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