CQ NRL Bid chairman says SE bid over 'natural moral limit'
CQ NRL Bid chairman Geoff Murphy yesterday hit out at the backers of a rival bid accusing them of adopting a short-sighted and self-promoting approach.
Mr Murphy said the push for another NRL team in Queensland's south-east corner had exceeded the "natural moral limit".
"Nothing against the people of the south-east but you already have two NRL teams and a couple of world class stadium to watch them in (Suncorp and Cbus, formally Skilled Park)," Mr Murphy said.
"You also have two AFL clubs in another two world class stadium (the Gabba and Metricon) so that's a total of four government built and operated stadia in the south-east. Not too bad."
Mr Murphy said CQ offered everything to institute an NRL team.
"After all, in places like Central Queensland where I live and work we have no national sporting teams at all, despite the fact that so much of the wealth and prosperity of our great state originates from CQ, just like many of our wonderful rugby league players who have to leave their families and homes to go to the city to fulfil their dreams of a career in rugby league," he said.
"To the citizens of the south-east corner, I make this simple request: please consider others and do not let self-interest override what is the best solution for rugby league in Queensland and Australia."