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Exiles International On the Cards for 2021





From news breaking on Twitter it appears that there may be a mid-summer revival of the Exiles for a game to be played over the international weekend of the 25th to 27th June 2021 with most likely England, but possibly a GB Lions team, taking on an international side made up of overseas players plying their trade in Super League.

It has come to light after the RFL published a job advert for a Team Manager to attend all team events and training session and to be part of the camp during the competition period.

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Great idea. No really.
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Well looks like my previous comment was removed, so wonder stupid idea is it to bring this back.

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I think its a good idea, gives England a tougher game than the other home nations and France can offer, and allows the Exiles players a chance to impress the South Sea Island coaches ahead of the World Cup.

It only started to flag last time because the Marketing dropped, sure I remember them playing mid week and it all felt hastily arranged.

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It’s just another unnecessary fixture.
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Willzay wrote:
It’s just another unnecessary fixture.


Why

World Cup year how will the national team get a chance to play together ?
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England need a quality game that's for sure.

Perhaps play an exiles side and/or a best of super league side which includes those that haven't made the squad. England B almost.

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The England side certainly need some game time together and there aren't too many options for who they can play.
Squeezing the game in to an already crammed fixture list will be a little bit tricky.

Back in the day, the international games would be played on Saturday and regular fixtures on Sunday, with clubs with 3 or 4 players selected able to postpone their fixture, with the rest having to play their regular league fixtures without their "star" players.

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Why

World Cup year how will the national team get a chance to play together ?


Isn’t there a big thing about player welfare at the moment, in that there are too many fixtures as it is?
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It doesn't help having to play 4 games between 26th Aug - 12th Sept. This includes the so called big Magic W/E spectacle. :CRAZY:
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