Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by ManxWarrior » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:33 pm

More than ever, I hope we are crowned World Club Champions yet again, then the RFL have the embarrassment of letting all potential sponsors know that the record breaking g Wigan Warriors are not hosting any games.

Not that it impacts us; but I am presuming DW will be overlooked for Challenge Cup semi finals

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by medlocke » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:44 pm

Some scruffy Saints fan on facebook was telling me it's because we don't own our own stadium and Latics won't allow it

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by Wandering Warrior » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:59 pm

It's in the local rag that Bolton will get one England match and a quarter final.
Don't know what will happen if the owner sells the stadium, as he appears itching to do, so I wouldn't get too excited yet!?!
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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by Great grandad Harry ball » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:41 pm

I won't waste any further words than pathetic and vindictive.

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by Andy Prior » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm

The decision is a disgrace and will not be attending any games. Bolton have no fan base and with respect to Leigh an average attendance of around 2,500 should not allow them to represent Wigan. This strikes of Mr Wood and Etherington.

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Post by widdenoldboy » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:01 pm

OK, so "someone" has to miss out - so lets pick one of the best supported clubs, with of the best stadiums, current champs and possible WCC winners? No? How about an RL hotbed and likely best RL Nursery? Does ANY of this resonate with RL top brass?

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by morley pie eater » Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:03 am

Could I point out two contradictions and ask a question?

The headline says that RLWC boss explains why Wigan missed out. I read the article. He didn't.

Fans here complain that too many football stadiums used, Wigan should have a match, and complain about Leigh being used. Er . . . isn't Leigh a rugby stadium and the DW is a ....???

My question is, does Wigan RL benefit financially if the DW is used? Or does the money go to the stadium owners?

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by jaws1 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:00 pm

Cant see what the hell RL are thinking about not having matches at the DW we are the GF winners.Even if Wigan Warriors don't gain anything the town loses out big style Hotels speccies spending money in the town Leigh does not even have a railway station we have 2 links to Yorkshire and London and Edinburgh on main line.

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by MjM » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:16 pm

Wigan apparently only bid for a quarter final, not group games.

Given the proximity of Bolton and that stadium's more welcoming owners the presumably better overall package, financial, commercial and operational, was taken for the one game that may otherwise have come to the DW.

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Re: Rugby league World Cup boss explains why Wigan’s DW Stadium was snubbed

Post by Wandering Warrior » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:50 pm

Andy Prior wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:48 pm
The decision is a disgrace and will not be attending any games. Bolton have no fan base and with respect to Leigh an average attendance of around 2,500 should not allow them to represent Wigan. This strikes of Mr Wood and Etherington.
Bolton have no fan base, is that right?
I know quite a few that travel from Bolton to watch various teams and I'd say there's an interest in the town.
Furthermore I've seen a few matches at the Reebok over the years.
Nowt is going to change by bellyaching, accept it and move on. If you don't want to go to the games then that's your perogative but I would have thought you wouldn't let it spoil your World Cup!?
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