Internationals greece withdraw from world cup qualifiers

Costaki_old

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The Greek RL have officially withdrawn from the World Cup qualifiers and will now concentrate on staging their domestic competition in October.

The Greeks were keen on heading to Europe but believe that the $200,000 plus required to do this was better off used on the domestic competition.

"At the end of the day we were pretty confident of winning the European Group B but there is no way that we could have beaten the likes of Wales, Scotland and Ireland with their Super League players" said Greek RL President Colin Mylonas.

"We will be starting our domestic competition which will be run professionally because we'll have a number of people from Australia helping out the locals"

Mylonas has also hit out at some European nations complaining that Greece is an Australian-based team and have nothing going in Europe.

"A number of European countries have told me they would love to have players from Australia and Britain to boost their international side" said Mylonas.

"Teams don't want to lose 60-0 every game. They want to be competitive. If they keep losing by huge margins players lose interest and the international game is the loser."



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Northern_Union

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Yeah good on the greeks. I'd much prefer to see them with a comp that has say 10,000 players in 10 years time than enter a team in the international struggle to promote the game and end up with a comp with 2000 players in 10 years.
 

JonB_old

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I didn't even know they had a league team and would not of thought they would of. Its good that they have aussies involved the same way that New Zealanders are involved in rugby world wide.
Good stuff.
 

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