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Thread: SBW fields staggering $9 million offer from Toronto Wolfpack

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    ...Look at the Storm. 22 years of financial losses, only produced one local first grader in all that time. But the most consistent winning franchise for 2 decades...
    That's just infuriating as a Western Reds fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shasta View Post
    I don't know whether the owner has intentions to grow the junior base to supplement the roster. Doesn't matter if the owner can afford the expenses. Look at the Storm. 22 years of financial losses, only produced one local first grader in all that time. But the most consistent winning franchise for 2 decades. Time will tell.
    They've sponsored several Rugby Union events. But as of yet. No investment in anything locally when it actually comes to the sport they play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibi View Post
    That's just infuriating as a Western Reds fan.
    Truer words were never spoken. Not that I hold a grudge. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WCRugger View Post
    They've sponsored several Rugby Union events. But as of yet. No investment in anything locally when it actually comes to the sport they play.
    Which is important if you want a long term foothold. Thatís what differentiates British sports from American equivalents. There is no draft to tell you where are you are going to play. In North America the farm teams are in other cities and/or states. Players go through colleges and get selected by pro teams on the other side of the country.

    You canít transplant a whole team in British sports with no under age structures to produce players then build a local connection. The Rebels are a good example. When they started players with connections to Victorian Rugby didnít sign with them so they brought in outside players with a large foreign import quota. Elsom, Ioane, Horua, Leiliifano didnít sign with them. Leiliifano had offers but didnít sign with them so stuck with the Brumbies.

    The Wolfpack might think the NA team model can work due to being based in Canada but due to the team existing in a UK league structure I canít see it.

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