Is this the cost of growth overseas

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Is this the cost of growth overseas

Post by Fred » Wed Jul 24, 2019 7:35 am

James Maloney leaving for Super League.

A nrl tragic I met in Thailand a couple of years ago raised this as a concern should rl grow overseas. As Australia is such a small country if RL grew in say England where it became financially a stronger comp than it is here, could they afford to buy players on big dollars and if so , would this see players leaving and thus weakening the nrl. I’m not saying this is the case now however this popped up in my feed and reminded me of that conversation. Thoughts?

https://apple.news/AEsVCkgKkSY-0a8aNDSpedQ


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Post by pussycat » Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:45 am

I would say you have a lot more to worry about than what I do, Maloney is a great player, A test quality player but hardly the first to play out his career overseas, where he can get similar money in a much softer competition. Already half the English Test team play in Australia as well as vast numbers of New Zealanders/ Pac Islanders. The Australian Rugby League competition is the strongest in the world and further expansion will only help to strengthen that. Australia is only a small country, with not a lot to chose from .I would be much more worried about your own competition and the depth/or lack off.


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Post by Fred » Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:05 pm

I’m not worried at all about rl or ar. Just posing the question.

I think where you say that Australian rl is strongest in the world and expansion overseas will strengthen that is the real question. Will it? Or could it see the English league for instance becoming stronger by being able to offer more money. Of course this depends on the success of the English league and it’s ability to generate sufficient income. It’s all economy of scale. Look at soccer, any good players go overseas for good money ... but the difference is they are also going to a better standard usually. Ru we see players going for the money to less quality leagues though.

Oh and thanks for the reasonable response.


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Post by leeroy*NRL* » Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:07 pm

luckily enough Origin type players seem to head overseas for a change in there later years of there career..

if this did change and they were heading off mid 20's it would be a concern..

NRL players are still heading off in good numbers overseas over the years.

in this time there has been a increase in English and Pacific islander players.



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