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DATES: "Early-ish November until early-to-mid December, probably across six weeks." (Mark Robinson, NZRU CEO)

HOST NATION: Aotearoa New Zealand

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Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
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Kiwis definitely wont want it in Perth after their terrifying slaughter at the hands of an out of depth lackustre untalented bunch of nothing Wallabies. What was it again? A world record defeat, their greatest ever defeat? Despite having more All Black supporters in the crowd?

Expect that place to get striked off the board, Hansen and Foster still wake up in a cold sweat after pissing themselves from the PTSD they are still going through from that fateful day...
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Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
Good idea. Sanzaar will still get the tv money. Sanzaar said they're willing to pay for all the quarantining that would need to happen though. I heard players may want to bring their families over.
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RandomNavigat0r wrote:Kiwis definitely wont want it in Perth after their terrifying slaughter at the hands of an out of depth lackustre untalented bunch of nothing Wallabies. What was it again? A world record defeat, their greatest ever defeat? Despite having more All Black supporters in the crowd?

Expect that place to get striked off the board, Hansen and Foster still wake up in a cold sweat after pissing themselves from the PTSD they are still going through from that fateful day...
Last time I watched the news, the WA Premier said he's closing his borders until next year.
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Auckman wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
Good idea. Sanzaar will still get the tv money. Sanzaar said they're willing to pay for all the quarantining that would need to happen though. I heard players may want to bring their families over.
NZ is a great place for a holiday. So safe as well.
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Is randomknobinhaler someone's pet? Control it will you please, or put it down and out of its misery.
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sonic_attack wrote:Is randomknobinhaler someone's pet? Control it will you please, or put it down and out of its misery.
No but I can make you mine..
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Auckman wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
Good idea. Sanzaar will still get the tv money. Sanzaar said they're willing to pay for all the quarantining that would need to happen though. I heard players may want to bring their families over.
NZ is a great place for a holiday. So safe as well.
Do you think we could end up with about 300 asylum seekers?
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Apparently there are plans for a five game Bledisloe series as part of the contingency planning for this.
Wallabies fans could be forced to endure a five-test Bledisloe Cup series if the Rugby Championship does not go ahead in New Zealand later this year.

Under a trans-Tasman contingency being cooked up should the New Zealand government not green-light plans for the four-nation Rugby Championship to take place in a hub on Kiwi soil, New Zealand and Australia would do battle in five consecutive test matches in October and November.
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Ridiculous. 3 is more than enough every year thanks.
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Mr Mike wrote:Apparently there are plans for a five game Bledisloe series as part of the contingency planning for this.
Wallabies fans could be forced to endure a five-test Bledisloe Cup series if the Rugby Championship does not go ahead in New Zealand later this year.

Under a trans-Tasman contingency being cooked up should the New Zealand government not green-light plans for the four-nation Rugby Championship to take place in a hub on Kiwi soil, New Zealand and Australia would do battle in five consecutive test matches in October and November.
I hope that doesn't go ahead. 5 is complete overkill.
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Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
When have we held a tournament in one country and kept the gate receipts for ourselves ?
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Mr Mike wrote:Apparently there are plans for a five game Bledisloe series as part of the contingency planning for this.
Wallabies fans could be forced to endure a five-test Bledisloe Cup series if the Rugby Championship does not go ahead in New Zealand later this year.

Under a trans-Tasman contingency being cooked up should the New Zealand government not green-light plans for the four-nation Rugby Championship to take place in a hub on Kiwi soil, New Zealand and Australia would do battle in five consecutive test matches in October and November.

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Ali's Choice wrote:
Auckman wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
Good idea. Sanzaar will still get the tv money. Sanzaar said they're willing to pay for all the quarantining that would need to happen though. I heard players may want to bring their families over.
NZ is a great place for a holiday. So safe as well.
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5 test series seems reasonable.

Remmeber that no other games will be played so thats only a few games in each country. I mean what else is everyone going to do or watch? Reruns of black and white TV, re runs of Burkes backyard, watching AFL and NRL. If its a choice between no rugby or watching a 5 game bledisloe series it is a no brainer.
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Anonymous. wrote:
Mr Mike wrote:Apparently there are plans for a five game Bledisloe series as part of the contingency planning for this.
Wallabies fans could be forced to endure a five-test Bledisloe Cup series if the Rugby Championship does not go ahead in New Zealand later this year.

Under a trans-Tasman contingency being cooked up should the New Zealand government not green-light plans for the four-nation Rugby Championship to take place in a hub on Kiwi soil, New Zealand and Australia would do battle in five consecutive test matches in October and November.

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If there were other games being played that year you could maybe make that argument. But doing something is better than doing nothing.
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Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
When have we held a tournament in one country and kept the gate receipts for ourselves ?
Scotland last toured NZ twenty years ago. The All Blacks have sold out Murrayfield many times since then. Scotland keep all that money and generate nothing in return for NZ Rugby. Similarly the PI nations draw crowds for NH nations every year and in return are forced to sleep in backpacker hostels and eat in soup kitchens when on tour, because they never earn a cent from test rugby.
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RandomNavigat0r wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Mr Mike wrote:Apparently there are plans for a five game Bledisloe series as part of the contingency planning for this.
Wallabies fans could be forced to endure a five-test Bledisloe Cup series if the Rugby Championship does not go ahead in New Zealand later this year.

Under a trans-Tasman contingency being cooked up should the New Zealand government not green-light plans for the four-nation Rugby Championship to take place in a hub on Kiwi soil, New Zealand and Australia would do battle in five consecutive test matches in October and November.

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If there were other games being played that year you could maybe make that argument. But doing something is better than doing nothing.
While it could turn out to be a classic and the final games 5 times over subscribed for tickets you know the likelihood is the Aussies are going to get reamed and that is something their long suffering supporters do not deserve. It's to their credit they turn up year after year to cheer on their team in this annual shit show. They really don't deserve this.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
When have we held a tournament in one country and kept the gate receipts for ourselves ?
Scotland last toured NZ twenty years ago. The All Blacks have sold out Murrayfield many times since then. Scotland keep all that money and generate nothing in return for NZ Rugby. Similarly the PI nations draw crowds for NH nations every year and in return are forced to sleep in backpacker hostels and eat in soup kitchens when on tour, because they never earn a cent from test rugby.
You mean like with the British and Irish Lions
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Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
When have we held a tournament in one country and kept the gate receipts for ourselves ?
Scotland last toured NZ twenty years ago. The All Blacks have sold out Murrayfield many times since then. Scotland keep all that money and generate nothing in return for NZ Rugby. Similarly the PI nations draw crowds for NH nations every year and in return are forced to sleep in backpacker hostels and eat in soup kitchens when on tour, because they never earn a cent from test rugby.
You mean like with the British and Irish Lions
So Scotland now equate to the British and Irish Lions? And what benefit do the PI's glean from the Lions. Random post dude.
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
When have we held a tournament in one country and kept the gate receipts for ourselves ?
Scotland last toured NZ twenty years ago. The All Blacks have sold out Murrayfield many times since then. Scotland keep all that money and generate nothing in return for NZ Rugby. Similarly the PI nations draw crowds for NH nations every year and in return are forced to sleep in backpacker hostels and eat in soup kitchens when on tour, because they never earn a cent from test rugby.
You mean like with the British and Irish Lions
So Scotland now equate to the British and Irish Lions? And what benefit do the PI's glean from the Lions. Random post dude.
The Lions generate huge sums and although you could be generous and show the Pi's some love and give them some of the cash you keep it all to yourselves.
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Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Anonymous. wrote: When have we held a tournament in one country and kept the gate receipts for ourselves ?
Scotland last toured NZ twenty years ago. The All Blacks have sold out Murrayfield many times since then. Scotland keep all that money and generate nothing in return for NZ Rugby. Similarly the PI nations draw crowds for NH nations every year and in return are forced to sleep in backpacker hostels and eat in soup kitchens when on tour, because they never earn a cent from test rugby.
You mean like with the British and Irish Lions
So Scotland now equate to the British and Irish Lions? And what benefit do the PI's glean from the Lions. Random post dude.
The Lions generate huge sums and although you could be generous and show the Pi's some love and give them some of the cash you keep it all to yourselves.
Oh you mean the team that tours every 12 years, 12 YEARS!
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The only attraction of the Lions is its usually a proper tour, from a New Zealand perspective that's what we prefer, and to be reciprocated.

The Lions don't enjoy the same status as England or South Africa, or France, Australia, or even Scotland if they toured.
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Anonymous. wrote:
Mr Mike wrote:Apparently there are plans for a five game Bledisloe series as part of the contingency planning for this.
Wallabies fans could be forced to endure a five-test Bledisloe Cup series if the Rugby Championship does not go ahead in New Zealand later this year.

Under a trans-Tasman contingency being cooked up should the New Zealand government not green-light plans for the four-nation Rugby Championship to take place in a hub on Kiwi soil, New Zealand and Australia would do battle in five consecutive test matches in October and November.

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You watch England and the other NH Autumn games - and we can watch the only other games in town.

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There won’t be a test in the NH in 2020 - take that to the bank.
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towny wrote:There won’t be a test in the NH in 2020 - take that to the bank.

I know that, you know that - but Anon wants to watch something from up there so there must be something on.
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I’ll be surprised if the NH club season goes past round 2.

Maybe Australia and NZ will have loads of depth for our 22 team super dooper comp?! :o
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So getting down to the logistics of this, I can see the 4 teams being hosted in a different provincial town at some swanky resort all to themselves for quarantine purposes (where they can train and keep to themselves in that time). Those bases can be their bases for the entire competition and they can fly to and from the various cities for their various matches.

If they bring their families, they'll be good too. Places like Queenstown need tourists.
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Auckman wrote:If they bring their families, they'll be good too. Places like Queenstown need tourists.
:thumbup: Apparently enjoying a very strong domestic season now.
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RandomNavigat0r wrote:Kiwis definitely wont want it in Perth after their terrifying slaughter at the hands of an out of depth lackustre untalented bunch of nothing Wallabies. What was it again? A world record defeat, their greatest ever defeat? Despite having more All Black supporters in the crowd?

Expect that place to get striked off the board, Hansen and Foster still wake up in a cold sweat after pissing themselves from the PTSD they are still going through from that fateful day...
I must admit, until you sharted all over this forum today I thought you were a Kiwi.

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Anonymous. wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:
Auckman wrote:
Ali's Choice wrote:Are we going to follow the NH model and keep all the gate takings for ourselves?
Good idea. Sanzaar will still get the tv money. Sanzaar said they're willing to pay for all the quarantining that would need to happen though. I heard players may want to bring their families over.
NZ is a great place for a holiday. So safe as well.
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No matches again?
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