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    ***Rugby League World Cup 2008 Thread***

    With the NRL 2008 season now at a close, the Rugby League world now turn their attention to the World Cup, which beings in 3 weeks. The Australian team should be selected within the next week or two, so there will be plenty to discuss.

    Opening game is on the 24th of October and the Opening ceremony on the 25th of October with the Grand Final at Suncorp Stadium (which I will be attending) on the 22nd of November.
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    Pleased to see Scotland's Michael Robertson run in a hat-trick today.
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    Hope it goes well.

    Looking forward to the Final - got our tickets way back in about January.

    The Final will be historic for us Brisbane folk, like the SuperLeague 1997 GF up here.

    It's a good reward for the support that League gets in Brisbane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    Pleased to see Scotland's Michael Robertson run in a hat-trick today.
    And Tonga's Brent Kite get the Clive Churchill medal. Or is he playing for one of the other five nations he was named in the training squads for?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    And Tonga's Brent Kite get the Clive Churchill medal. Or is he playing for one of the other five nations he was named in the training squads for?
    Ha, yeah. Bit of contrivance about some of the teams, the cynics might say.

    Am looking forward to it tho, all the same. Hopefully with the "super group" we'll avoid too many 2000-style thrashings.

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    Very tempted to get tickets for the final will have to twist my parents arm as its 2 days after my bday
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    I'm looking forward to this tbh.

    My Australian lineup.

    1 Brett STEWART
    2 Israel FOLAU
    3 Greg INGLIS
    4 Justin HODGES
    5 Brent TATE
    6 Darren LOCKYER
    7 Johnathan THURSTON
    8 Brent KITE
    9 Cameron SMITH
    10 Petero CIVONICEVA
    11 Anthony LAFFRANCHI
    12 Paul GALLEN
    13 Glenn STEWART

    14 Billy SLATER
    15 Steve PRICE
    16 Josh PERRY
    17 Sam THAIDAY

    18 Anthony WATMOUGH


    * Stewart over Slater - Stewart is my favourite player in the comp and don't think of him as a bench option at all.

    * Slater over Gidley - Slater has been terrific all season and is a decent impact player. Gidley is always talked about as a utility player and good off the bench, but rarely does perform when coming on from the bench, good player no doubt, but I think if we are looking for a guy to come on and make an impact from dummy half Slater could do it. If there is any injury to a half, Inglis can be moved.

    * Laffranchi starting in front of Thaiday - I just think of Thaiday will offer more from the bench. I rate Laffranchi, realize he might find it tough to get a spot though as he didn't get to play in the finals. Anthony Watmough is my 18th man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinchy81 View Post
    Very tempted to get tickets for the final will have to twist my parents arm as its 2 days after my bday
    She's all sold out mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    She's all sold out mate.
    40,000 of those tickets would have been "bought" by the NRL to be given away a day or two before the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voltman View Post
    40,000 of those tickets would have been "bought" by the NRL to be given away a day or two before the game.
    Doubt it. You could have an U/9s final at Suncorp Stadium and it would sell out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardj View Post
    She's all sold out mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Wright View Post
    Doubt it. You could have an U/9s final at Suncorp Stadium and it would sell out.
    Haha.

    Under 9's GF more in demand then a QLD Cup GF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NUFAN View Post
    Haha.

    Under 9's GF more in demand then a QLD Cup GF?
    Probably.

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