Fiji to play NSW cup

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Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:27 pm

The Fiji government has backed the bid for a NSW cup team from 2019. Apparently the success of PNG in the Q cup played a role in swaying them.
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Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:31 pm

awesome
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Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:21 am

Good news and best of luck to them. Although the Fijians should progress with caution. The NSWRL should not be trusted.
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I reckon we will see an influx of Fiji players into the NRL. Lots of talent there.

If the ARL and Beattie were smart; they would look at Fiji as an expansion for our great game. Crowds there for the World Cup were amazing.
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:37 pm

Cameron wrote:I reckon we will see an influx of Fiji players into the NRL. Lots of talent there.

If the ARL and Beattie were smart; they would look at Fiji as an expansion for our great game. Crowds there for the World Cup were amazing.
1. No games played in Fiji. So crowds there were nil.
2. 12,713 against NZ in Wellington, 22,073 v Australia at Lang Park - I would count those crowds as 'not great'.
3. 80% of their World cup squad is already Australian based.
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Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:16 am

Sorry I meant Papua New Guinea where the crowds were amazing.

By starting teams in Fiji and PNG, I reckon there will be an even further influx of players from these regions into the NRL as it just gets more popular with the next generation of kiddies.
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