Multi-team World Cup Challenge competition proposed.
Owner of the Warrington Wolves Simon Moran has put forward a proposed extended World Cup challenge that would see the top three teams of the Australian NRL and the English Super League play each other.
The concept would be an extension of the current World Cup Challenge played over a three game weekend.
Moran has written to eight NRL clubs in Australia to gauge the clubs levels of interest in the concept and whether it would be a viable option both financially and for players to participate.
The letter obtained by the Daily Telegraph illustrates how passionate Moran is about the idea and the potential for growth in UK rugby league exposure.
“We believe this would be a very exciting proposition for the sport and really elevate the present World Club Challenge,” Moran wrote.
Feedback from the NRL clubs so far however has been less enthusiastic with clubs worried about the added workload a possible physical burnout for players during an already busy playing schedule.
The advantages of the idea for international exposure and broadcasting are not to be underplayed and with many calls to bring the WCC into a rotation system rather than exclusive hosting in the UK the chance for fans to see clubs from the UK could win over the NRL clubs.