- Aug 25, 2018
Patty, rather than Reece, has been chosen to represent the Broncos in Vegas. He will fly to the States for promos after he's finished up with the Kangaroos on Nov 4.
he wouldn't be back normally until around January anyway as he's playing in the end of season internationals
Hopefully the NRL are smart, and our 2nd and 3rd round games are against Manly/Souths.So the current reporting is that the 4 teams going to Vegas would play on the weekend of March 2-3 with the remaining 6 games the following week on March 7-10.
If Vegas has to happen, then that's a bad scenario. Although it also means that the team with a round 1 bye, won't start their season until at least March 14
I believe it's amazing trying to make rugby league more international, it's the greatest game on the planet. Our game is just not well known but it's amazing to watch and follow. Taking a chance like the NRL has done will definitely only help build our game into a more national sport. Olympics here we come in the future, which is a great option to me.
The NRL are jumping the gun, (probably because Vlandys wants some if that sweet Vegas gambling $$$)
Their first step should be trying to make the sport a truly national game ... Not just an Easy coast game ... Solidify the Australian market, then attempt the US market.
I mean if true, that's a good draw for us. Makes sense to play another Vegas team in week 2. Good to get Penrith out the way too.Leaked draw for 2024 apparently has us playing souths in round 2 (not sure if home or away, but guessing home) and then travelling to penrith in round 3.... so no easy start from the NRL despite doing them a favour and heading to Vegas just to stroke Vlando's ego.
The fixing begins