20 thousand plus people turned out to NIB Stadium in Perth yesterday to watch the South Sydney Rabbitohs play the New Zealand Warriors. I believe this very vocal and passionate crowd proved that a team based in this part of the country could be successful in an NRL expansion.
A team by the name of the West Coast Pirates have been placing a bid to be the team to enter should an expansion to Western Australia occur. This is hopefully a real chance of getting approved and exciting for the people of Perth who live in a town with not one, but two teams in the AFL.
However, this name ‘The Pirates’, reminds me of a name you’d give to a custom team in the Rugby League Playstation game. Is this really the best they can come up with?
When I think about it though, there’s probably a few team names that sounded strange from the beginning. Maybe I’ll get used to it if it eventuates. In the mean time lets discuss possible better names?