Aussie coach wants US team to join the International Rules series 5 years ago

Aussie coach wants US team to join the International Rules series

Australia manager Alastair Clarkson wants to see a team from the United States added to the International Rules series at some point in the future.

Clarkson was speaking in New York last week, where his side was training ahead of Saturday's match at Croke Park.

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"It'd be great to bring in another side into the competition so it'd become a tri-series, and then who knows where it expands from there," he said.

"We'd love to do that, in actual fact we had plans to try and do it for this year, it didn't come off for this year. We want to invest in this part of the world.

"There's a huge Irish contingent here [in New York].

“We can sow a seed over the next couple of weeks about the concept of playing a game here – and maybe even somewhere further down the track having a US-based side that can participate in a tri-series rather than just have us and Ireland playing.

"We really want showcase our game to the world, and the best opportunity of doing that is to take it to Europe, which are doing by playing at Croke Park, but if we could take it to the eastern side of America then that would be really exciting for our game."

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