Trent Robinson wants four-year plan for World Club Challenge

Drew Darbyshire

Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson has called for Super League and the NRL to come up with a four-year plan for the World Club Challenge.

The Roosters claimed back-to-back world club titles on Saturday night as they defeated Super League champions St Helens 20-12 at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

The World Club Challenge has been held every year since 2000 – but it has frequently been disorganised, with Robinson’s Roosters being one of the few Australian clubs to bang the drum of the competition.

The WCC has been held in England 19 times in its 21-year existence, and was funded entirely by Super League clubs.

Robinson said: “We’ve got to make sure it’s properly organised.

“We are getting so close and we just have to make sure we keep the foot down on it so it is well organised and we know each year it’s happening.

“I’d like to have three in England and one in Australia and it can be done that we organise it that way. We don’t have to decide at the end of every year.

“Then we can create a Grand Final feel or a World Champion feel to this game, like Saints did.”


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