Should Townsville host an Origin game?

Should Townsville host an Origin game?

  • Yes

    Votes: 6 25.0%
  • No

    Votes: 18 75.0%

  • Total voters
    24

Rally Towel

NRL Captain
3,004
1,194
Honestly, I think it would work quite well. If you are looking to take Origin to an alternate venue, you want to go somewhere with rich ties to the concept and a die hard fan base.

Townsville fits the bill. May be a shit hole full of dumb hicks, but it's (excuse the cliche) rugby league heartland.

Timing is askew though. This kind of thing needed to happen with JT still going around, preferably on his last series. You'd still lose out on ticket sales but you could promote the ever loving shit out of it.
 

Foordy

International Rep
Staff
17,751
8,960
The reason Perth and Melbourne are able to pry games away from the major stadiums is because their governments pay millions for the privilege.

The same would need to happen for Townsville to get a game.

The current QLD government would either go cap in hand to the federal government to get funds or expect the NRL to move it out of the goodness od their heart's...

Either way it wont be happening
 

Cult3

State of Origin Captain
8,742
5,645
They'd have to play it on a Saturday otherwise their fans won't be able to show up.
 

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