bobdwyer-95pxBOB DWYER

This shouldn’t be perceived as a rival code – it’s an opportunity for both games to come together and achieve something special.


This game has got legs. I think it’s a game that can get the best out of the elite athletes from both codes and encourages them to keep developing their skills.

des-hasler-95pxDES HASLER

Interesting concept. They’ll probably tinker with a few ideas but, as a concept and as an event, it’s got real potential.

Matty-johns-95pxMATTY JOHNS

I cannot see why in the coming years you cannot have super tests between the best of league and the best of union.

chris-hickey-95pxCHRIS HICKEY

I think it’s something the public would love to see, I think it would be a terrific game that would create a lot of interest.

mark-ella-95pxMARK ELLA

This concept is a winner for both codes and will capture the imagination of the Australian public and the world at large.

John-Connolly-95pxJOHN CONNOLLY

Imagine seeing the Kangaroos take on the All Blacks. The fans would love to see it…and you could guarantee a packed stadium for a one-off event like that.

ben-elias-95pxBEN ELIAS

I’d go the Kangaroos versus the All Blacks, take on the world leaders, they’re renown for their professional, awesome grit.

tim-sheens-95pxTIM SHEENS

Not too many stoppages, the kids seemed to handle the change of rules at half way pretty well.

lote-tuqiri-95pxLOTE TUQIRI

It’s a guaranteed way to turn it (ANZ Stadium) into a coliseum on Australian Day. Stage a Wallabies match against the Kangaroos.

“The game would combine the national free-to-air television audiences of the marquee game in league, being the State of Origin, and the marquee game in union, being the Bledisloe Cup, for a potential national free-to-air audience of over 4 million”

– L.E.K. Consulting

“A truly Hybrid game would be a significant once in a 100 year event that would be a stadium sell-out, with record television numbers”
L.E.K. Consulting
“The administrator who knocks back that sort of cash may end up feeling like the drummer who knocked back the gig with the Beatles”
Glenn Jackson, SMH
“It would simply be irresistible television”
Paul Kent, Daily Telegraph
“It’s time to settle things the new fashioned way – head to head”
Richard Hinds, SMH