Wellington NRL Bid Reveals Name
A second NRL team in New Zealand Wellington have revealed their name as the South Pacific Cyclones. They will also play up to half their matches in Fiji.
“This is a great development for our bid as it satisfies the NRL’s plans of expanding into the Pacific Islands as well as New Zealand,” Picone said. “It grows our catchment area of support and does not put too much competitive pressure on the Warriors.
“Added to this is the enormous talent pool of players in the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, being largely untapped and therefore not diluting existing talent in the current clubs, particularly in the mid-to-long term”.