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Aussies eye Super League move

The Western Australian Rugby League are considering entering a team in Super League after the Australian National Rugby League put its expansion plans on hold.

The WARL launched the West Coast Pirates in June with a view to entering the

NRL when the competition was next opened up to new teams, but any expansion has been delayed until 2017 at the earliest.

The Perth-based franchise are now exploring the possibility of setting up camp in a British city.

"We're looking at all options into the future given the delays with the expansion," a spokesman told the Sydney Morning Herald.

"The Super League is definitely an idea we are exploring. The idea is still in its infancy. We have another board meeting coming up and we'll be looking deeper into that and start asking the relevant questions.

"We're also looking at playing in the Bundaberg Cup (in New South Wales). But England has been floated and, while nothing is concrete, it is an idea we will look into."