Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

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Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by josie andrews » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:11 pm

Many Super League clubs are set to surrender home advantage when the competition resumes – possibly in August.

Karen Moorhouse, the chief regulatory officer for the RFL, said it is “very likely” that only a small number of venues will be used to stage matches.

The move could see, for example, Leeds’ Headingley and Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium host the behind-closed-doors games, reducing costs and easing the logistics of making sure the protocols are in place during the coronavirus pandemic.

When asked if the competition will return at select grounds, she said: “It’s very likely.

“When you talk about behind closed doors, you’re looking at having a limited number of stadiums - it means you can dig down and have a limited number of procedures.

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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 pm

I get the warrington selection as its small and easy accessable but leeds??? Really???..... surely huddersfield is a much better option?
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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by the pieman » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:57 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 pm
I get the warrington selection as its small and easy accessable but leeds??? Really???..... surely huddersfield is a much better option?
probably need to keep uncle gary happy :( :( or he'll take his ball home

on a serious note though, Wigan, Huddersfield, Hull are multi tenant with football teams, so probably miss out on that basis

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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by ian.birchall » Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:58 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 pm
I get the warrington selection as its small and easy accessable but leeds??? Really???..... surely huddersfield is a much better option?
Firestarter, you are forgetting that the most famous club in world Rugby League is Leeds and they have to be protected at all times and this year when they are not getting their share of the gate for test match cricket at Headingley it is even more important that they have a steady income stream. 🤣
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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by Firestarter » Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:31 pm

ian.birchall wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:58 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 pm
I get the warrington selection as its small and easy accessable but leeds??? Really???..... surely huddersfield is a much better option?
Firestarter, you are forgetting that the most famous club in world Rugby League is Leeds and they have to be protected at all times and this year when they are not getting their share of the gate for test match cricket at Headingley it is even more important that they have a steady income stream. 🤣
how could i be so stupid 😭😭
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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by Nezza Faz » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:29 pm

the pieman wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 pm
I get the warrington selection as its small and easy accessable but leeds??? Really???..... surely huddersfield is a much better option?
probably need to keep uncle gary happy :( :( or he'll take his ball home

on a serious note though, Wigan, Huddersfield, Hull are multi tenant with football teams, so probably miss out on that basis
Their football season's finish in July, so no reason not to be considered for Super League venues in August/September.

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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:51 pm

Nezza Faz wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 9:29 pm
the pieman wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:57 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:15 pm
I get the warrington selection as its small and easy accessable but leeds??? Really???..... surely huddersfield is a much better option?
probably need to keep uncle gary happy :( :( or he'll take his ball home

on a serious note though, Wigan, Huddersfield, Hull are multi tenant with football teams, so probably miss out on that basis
Their football season's finish in July, so no reason not to be considered for Super League venues in August/September.
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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by DaveO » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 pm

So Leeds & Warrington get to play home & away matches at home except when they play each other presumably?

That is a huge advantage not having to travel. If they do this then this season is invalid from a sporting point of view.

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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by fozzieskem » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:57 pm

DaveO wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 pm
So Leeds & Warrington get to play home & away matches at home except when they play each other presumably?

That is a huge advantage not having to travel. If they do this then this season is invalid from a sporting point of view.
Its all about saving cash isn't it?

Perhaps if Wigan owned the DW then the argument could be made for them hosting there.

They will be behind closed doors so no fans so no issue for me.

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Re: Wigan Warriors set to surrender home advantage when Super League restarts

Post by doc » Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:28 pm

DaveO wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:14 pm
So Leeds & Warrington get to play home & away matches at home except when they play each other presumably?

That is a huge advantage not having to travel. If they do this then this season is invalid from a sporting point of view.
If Hetherington has anything to do with it both Wire-Leeds matches will be played at Headingley!

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