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by Bay53
March 16, 2020, 10:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

AFL to cut their season to 17 games. I think the difference between the two codes has been stark. AFL looking so much more professional. How so? I just think the whole approach of the AFL has been far more professional. Listening to Gill McLachlan tonight, he seemed so much more across the effect t...
by Bay53
March 16, 2020, 7:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans due to coronavirus

AFL to cut their season to 17 games. I think the difference between the two codes has been stark. AFL looking so much more professional.
by Bay53
March 15, 2020, 9:03 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Whenever the grand final is this year, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was at ANZ Stadium. I think the political pressure to dump the rebuild will be huge if there is a huge govt spend needed. I hope i am wrong, but it might be infrastructure like that that falls by the wayside.
by Bay53
March 15, 2020, 8:00 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

I read somewhere that the government will be encouraging a protocol of people staying 1.5 metres apart from each other as much as possible. Obviously that is only possible to some extent.

Not sure how you play rugby league under those arrangements.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 8:54 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Gee if the whole comp gets put in quarantine, lock up your daughters when they come out.

There will be some serious testosterone to be released!!
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Yeah, it's not like it's unheard of. It's reasonable for the NRL to make a decision that, say, if this goes on for longer than a month the season will be suspended, but spending a few extra weeks in a 4 star hotel in Australia is hardly akin to being locked in an offshore processing facility away f...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 7:40 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

This virus, isnt anywhere near as bad as its being made out of. If is being fueled by the media. Everyone whi has died have been either eldery or had a prior health problem Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Like yeah I get an element of limiting spread, ensuring it doesn't mutate into something wo...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 7:37 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

I think you know it’s ridiculous to imply that the NSWRL competition in the first half of the 20th century is anywhere close to comparable to the NRL product in 2020. I understand your point that the players are real people with families, but again, we aren’t talking about locking them up for 6 mon...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 5:04 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Yeah, it's not like it's unheard of. It's reasonable for the NRL to make a decision that, say, if this goes on for longer than a month the season will be suspended, but spending a few extra weeks in a 4 star hotel in Australia is hardly akin to being locked in an offshore processing facility away f...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 4:42 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

I think you can absolutely expect professional sportspeople to be away from their families for a few weeks. Sure, put a line under how long this goes on for, but at the end of the day they are paid good money to deliver a product to the fans. If they are physically able to do so, I don't see why th...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 4:41 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Let’s think about this practically - you take all the players and isolate them in one or two locations - you then need to isolate the coaches, trainers, officials - anyone who has contact with the players. Someone outside presumably has to cook their food, clean the lodgings etc. Then there needs to...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 4:26 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

There have been rugby league officials for a century wishing they could lock up all the players and only let them out for games.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 4:24 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Plus they probably didn’t pack enough clothes. Just loan them Raiders gear. But yeah, don’t think you can ask them to stay in a foreign country in a pandemic for football. I guess if they send all the players somewhere like Darwin it doesn’t matter much whether they are from NZ, Canberra or Sydney....
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 4:22 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

This is the time when you think - “I think I turned the stove off”
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 4:18 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

At the end of the day the players will decide and I would suspect they will not want to stay. I doubt given the deadline their is enough time for the NRL to convince them otherwise. They're employees on big dollars, they'll do what they're directed to do. The NRL should be hard line with them IMO. ...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

I think Blake Green was self isolating in the defensive line there. He was socially distancing himself from any Newcastle player.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

I think the ESL is still going. Only disruption is Catalan Dragons are playing in front of an empty stadium.

I went to Perpignan once. Boring joint. We left early and went to Lyon and ate snails. True story.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 3:07 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

zim wrote:
March 14, 2020, 3:02 pm
And the Wolfpack seem to manage fine.
I think you will find the Wolfpack are actually based in England. They only go to Canada for a period to play games and they stay in a university campus.

I am pretty sure Josh McCrones wife and kids are living in England not Canada.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 3:05 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

With this news I expect the season to be shut down... you can’t expect the warriors to be away from their families indefinitely just to keep the game going. These men have wives and children. The cricket team has just been sent home, I expect the same thing for the warriors. Sent from my iPhone usi...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 3:02 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

I'd guess we are looking at a 1 month suspension at least. Perhaps a chance of an extended season which would be good. I don't see them giving up the revenue that a shortened season would bring. Unfortunately the NRL having zero assets puts it in a bad position. It was interesting listening to a sh...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 2:51 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Jacinta Ardern’s Quotes "I make no apologies. This is an unprecedented time. "If you don't need to travel overseas, then don't. Enjoy your own backyard for a time. Stop handshakes, hugs and hongi. "We are a tough, resilient people. We have been here before.” Can something be unprecedented if “we ha...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 2:45 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

One saving grace is those of us who have paid to fly to NZ next week should be able to get a refund or credit.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 2:43 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Commission is meeting at 5pm to discuss.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 2:34 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Jacinta Ardern’s Quotes "I make no apologies. This is an unprecedented time. "If you don't need to travel overseas, then don't. Enjoy your own backyard for a time. Stop handshakes, hugs and hongi. "We are a tough, resilient people. We have been here before.” Can something be unprecedented if “we hav...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Details about the NZ travel ban. Clearly the Warriors will not be able to return to NZ for the foreseeable future or they can’t continue to participate in the competition.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti ... d=12316692
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 8:37 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Xerri from Cronulla given all clear from Covid-19. Therefore looks like all is going ahead today. Bronson Xerri cleared of coronavirus after two Sharks players were sent home with flu-like symptoms Cronulla centre Bronson Xerri has been cleared of coronavirus. Xerri isn’t due to play in the Sharks’ ...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24181

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Didn't see the game. Keen to know how G Williams went He was good mate but he is a different player. Not the organising half. He is very quick and good defensively. I am rapt with his debut. Scott was solid on debut too. First post here from a Wigan fan interested on how the old boys are going. You...
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 8:11 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24181

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

GMGT wrote:
March 14, 2020, 6:56 am
Bay53 wrote:
March 13, 2020, 9:55 pm
There is a chance at some stage this season will be less than 24 games. Banking every 2 points is massive.
There is also a chance this season won't be more than one game..
One is less than 24.
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 8:08 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Sounds like at this stage the arrangements for NZ are a bit different to Australia.

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/a ... d=12316649
by Bay53
March 14, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24181

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Gee welcome back to NRL season. 1.30am and still wide awake.

And tonight was one of the easier games!!
by Bay53
March 13, 2020, 10:57 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders Pathways
Topic: 2020 Canberra Raiders juniors
Replies: 164
Views: 19917

Re: 2020 Canberra Raiders juniors

I could see all NSWRL comps shut down after this weekend.

They don’t have the same broadcaster imperatives as the NRL.
by Bay53
March 13, 2020, 10:52 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

There's probably nearly 1000 players, support staff eccetera in the NRL so it's improbable to think that no one will get it and yes probably the first confirmed case will suspend the season In saying that I thought some fella from the AFL was confirmed but maybe not as they are still planning to go...
by Bay53
March 13, 2020, 10:47 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: Canberra Raiders prepare for tough times after NRL season suspension
Replies: 872
Views: 51641

Re: All NRL games from Round 2 to be played without fans

Ricky Stuart and the players are talking about the possibility of the game being played in Canberra, or Australia, given the Warriors are already here... and they may not be allowed to go back. There is some sense in that. If international travel doesn’t become possible the NRL season couldn’t go o...
by Bay53
March 13, 2020, 9:56 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24181

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

Dr Zaius wrote:
March 13, 2020, 9:55 pm
Didn't see the game. Keen to know how G Williams went
He was good mate but he is a different player. Not the organising half. He is very quick and good defensively.

I am rapt with his debut. Scott was solid on debut too.
by Bay53
March 13, 2020, 9:55 pm
Forum: Canberra Raiders
Topic: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day
Replies: 525
Views: 24181

Re: 2020 Rd 1 V Titans: Game Day

There is a chance at some stage this season will be less than 24 games. Banking every 2 points is massive.