TWITTER TALK: Fans react to the prospect of having a team in New York

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Ricky Wilby was behind New York's application to join the RFL ranks

It was announced earlier this week that a New York-based team has applied to join the Rugby Football League from 2019 onwards and there has been plenty of discussion on social media.

A consortium of unnamed investors have pledged to invest $10million to build the franchise and become the second Transatlantic sports team behind Canadian outfit Toronto Wolfpack into the professional leagues.

And the team behind the New York team would be prepared to start life in League, like the Wolfpack did in their inaugural season in 2017.

Toronto had average attendances in the region of 7,000 in their first season, with a couple of games attracting over 8,000 spectators.

New York would share the 25,000-seater Red Bull Arena with Major League Soccer giants New York Red Bulls, should their application be accepted by the RFL.

And NRL superstars Sam Burgess and Paul Gallen are just some of the big names that have said that they would be interested in moving over to the Big Apple – if the professional franchise is formed.

Here is how you reacted to the news of a potential New York-based team joining the RFL in 2019:

What do you think of the idea of having a team in New York join the RFL? Let us know in the comments below.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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