NRL information 2023, Brisbane Tigers launch bid to grow to be 18th workforce

The Brisbane Tigers have launched an audacious bid to be the NRL’s 18th workforce.

The membership – generally known as Easts Tigers till 2020 – known as a press convention for Wednesday at which the bid was introduced.

Australian Rugby League Fee chairman Peter V’landys has said an 18th workforce is inevitable, after the Dolphins introduced the competitors to 17 golf equipment this yr.

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The Dolphins have shocked the NRL by profitable six of their first 10 video games within the league, together with beating the Roosters in spherical one.

The Tigers assume they’ll emulate that success if given an opportunity.

”South-east Queensland followers are craving extra high-quality rugby league, with our 4 present Queensland-based groups nonetheless leaving our followers wanting extra,” bid chairman Shane Edwards mentioned.

“Suncorp Stadium has the capability to assist one other NRL workforce. This yr’s 27 rounds of the common season will see 9 weekends the place no recreation is performed at Lang Park (Suncorp Stadium).

“With the sturdy attendance and viewers figures we’re seeing the Dolphins obtain of their debut yr, we imagine the Brisbane Tigers can present an analogous stimulus within the south-west hall that takes within the Logan and Ipswich areas.

“We’ll construct upon our packages that already empower Queensland grassroots footy golf equipment and hundreds of native gamers to dream massive, and provide distinctive fan experiences with the sport we love.

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“If profitable in turning into the 18th NRL workforce, our aim is to be the go-to membership for sports activities followers on Brisbane’s southside and western hall and the tens of millions of informal followers between the ages of 18 to 34 who don’t presently assist the Broncos, Dolphins or Titans.”

The Tigers have a 90-year historical past however would reportedly be ready to undertake a unique moniker to keep away from clashing with the Wests Tigers, already within the NRL.

In keeping with Information Corp, they might additionally contemplate coming into the NRL in partnership with a Pasifika bid.

The consortium behind the Brisbane Tigers’ bid is identical which tried to get the Firehawks the seventeenth NRL licence, which was crushed by the Dolphins.

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