DUCO Events say they are highly unlikely to relocate the fledgling Global Tens rugby tournament to bring the NRL Nines to Brisbane.
Duco director Dean Lonergan said the inaugural Tens event at Suncorp Stadium last weekend — in the first year of a four-year deal — had been a raging success and was set to stay in Brisbane.
There was some speculation last week that Duco might swap the Nines and Tens given the popularity of the Auckland event was waning and Brisbane’s peerless track record for supporting rugby league.
Lonergan said today it was “probably time to go elsewhere’’ with the NRL Nines and mentioned Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne as possible venues to replace Auckland.
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