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Bid for world cup game in Ireland

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Post by George Hotel1895 Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:44 pm

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/jul/12/pat-richards-ireland-world-cup

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Post by MBTGOG Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:05 pm

If they want Rugby League to grow in Ireland, they need to get the Australia game there. Plenty of rugby union fans here know of players like Thurston, Hayne and Inglis. If they get these guys over here playing, it will draw in the crowds.


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Post by red_stag Wed Jul 13, 2011 1:32 pm

They could do well out of it. The whole Rugby Union v Rugby League thing doesn't exist in Ireland compared to Uk.

Australia would be a showpiece event that would draw in rugby fans.
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Post by Thomond Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:02 pm

red_stag wrote:They could do well out of it. The whole Rugby Union v Rugby League thing doesn't exist in Ireland compared to Uk.

Australia would be a showpiece event that would draw in rugby fans.

That's probably because most people in Ireland don't care about Rugby League. It would be a huge thing to attract punters. Even a union fan would consider going to it.

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Post by asoreleftshoulder Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:20 pm

We don't care about it but if it started to grow I don't think you'd ever see the rivalry that there is in England or to a lesser extent Australia.
We already have football,hurling,soccer and rugby so one more sport wouldn't be a problem and since it's a summer sport would be good for Union players to keep fit in the off season.

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Post by BicesterWarrior Wed Jul 13, 2011 3:33 pm

If I know the RFL they'll have the Fiji game there lol

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Post by Irish Curry Wed Jul 13, 2011 5:29 pm

[quote="asoreleftshoulder"]We don't care about it but if it started to grow I don't think you'd ever see the rivalry that there is in England or to a lesser extent Australia.
We already have football,hurling,soccer and rugby so one more sport wouldn't be a problem and since it's a summer sport would be good for Union players to keep fit in the off season.[/quote]

I play Union and I'd think about taking it up if there was a club near me just for the summer
Realisticly though its only going to be the 5th sport in Ireland at best and would have to fight it out with tennis and cricket with is growing very fast(Beating England at something tends to do that devil )
A WC match should help though king
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Post by Pal Joey Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:12 pm

Do you think an Oz-Eng or Oz-Kiwi RL match could get a few punters in at Croke Park? Love that ground!

I think it would be a good idea to play a WC match in Ireland...and get some more tourists over to your faire isle to explore other parts too.

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Post by Thomond Wed Jul 13, 2011 7:09 pm

Wouldn't have a hope of filling it but you might get 15-20,000. Landsdowne would be a better option.

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Post by jb1973 Wed Jul 13, 2011 8:02 pm

didn't they play games in ireland in 2000? sure there was a game in belfast.

Ireland v england would proably draw well (though all the players would be english!)

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Post by Pal Joey Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:34 am

Thomond wrote:Wouldn't have a hope of filling it but you might get 15-20,000. Landsdowne would be a better option.

Of course, Landsdowne Rd...that's probably more suited for a RL match.

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