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The Qld Cup has been suspended with the NSW Cup to follow I'm hearing..

What does this decision do to the NRL ?
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The Qld Cup has been suspended with the NSW Cup to follow I'm hearing..

What does this decision do to the NRL ?
The main issue is that the fringe players are getting no football. The NRL had already taken the decision that NRL games would be stand alone as a health measure.
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I just stumbled across this while YouTubing.


I don’t really understand what I’m watching. Why aren’t they tackling the Fullback?
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Looks like the kicker has to run them onside.

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correct, the original downtown rule.

Basically they'd attempt to drive the opposition fullback into a worse position or mistake

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https://www.nswrl.com.au/news/2020/04/2 ... w-in-july/

Interested what the motive behind canning NSW and Q cup so early was

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V’landys’ war on wrestle has interchange as next victim

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V’landys’ war on wrestle has interchange as next victim

ARLC chairman Peter V’landys is hellbent on eradicating wrestle from the NRL and plans to reduce interchange as early as next year. The current interchange cap is eight per team, per game, but V’landys plans to reduce that in 2021, most likely to six interchanges.

“We are in the entertainment business and the very loud message I got from the broadcasters is that we are not as entertaining as we once were. And that is because of the wrestle and not as much fatigue.”

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Loving the cut of Vlandys' jib.

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The NRL simply doesn’t reward exciting play and hasn’t for a decade and a half. Raiders 2016 were all out, high risk, ball movement attacking football.

The refs on the other hand rewarded the Sharks and Storm approach with their wrestling and endless boring block plays in attack.

Rewatch the Raiders Sharks and Storm Raiders semifinals for clear examples.

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Everyone claims they love suburban rugby league, but the crowd numbers tell a very different story

Traditionalists yearn for a return to the halcyon days of their childhood. But the statistics reveal an alarming trend, as all eight currently used boutique grounds fill the bottom eight crowd average rankings. The cherished stadiums do not attract crowds large enough to justify an increase in game allocations, nor government funding for upgrades.

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Everyone claims they love suburban rugby league, but the crowd numbers tell a very different story

Traditionalists yearn for a return to the halcyon days of their childhood. But the statistics reveal an alarming trend, as all eight currently used boutique grounds fill the bottom eight crowd average rankings. The cherished stadiums do not attract crowds large enough to justify an increase in game allocations, nor government funding for upgrades.

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I do agree with this... but one of the issues for Sydney is it has a very different geography and a much poorer transport infrastructure than Melbourne. Melbourne is flat and radiates around the CBD. All the rail and tram networks etc funnel into the CBD. Sydney has a huge harbour and varied topography. It is pretty difficult building transport infrastructure as a result. Just getting off the north shore is very difficult, as the geography limits the possible transport links. It is no wonder Sea Eagles fans don't travel, and no one want to travel there. The physical size of Sydney is bigger than Melbourne and the population density is lower. Both make transport more difficult.

Melbourne's strategy of just two stadiums in the middle of the city just won't work in Sydney. But there's no doubt, there needs to be more centralisation of stadiums in Sydney, than the long list of suburban grounds presently used... and they need to be served by great transport infrastructure... and in a location people want to go to (which is what Homebush suffers from). Bottom line is, Sydney needs to follow the Western Sydney Stadium model. Smaller grounds in "regional" hubs within the city.
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Seven News reporting that three houses in Sydney were raided this morning in connection with this...

Police asked to investigate suspicious betting on Coach of Year award: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/police ... 9e7d8bb0d4
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I'm really quite surprised that there has been no mention on the GH of Paul Gallen's wonderful gesture to come out of retirement to help out the embattled Warriors. What a great gesture from a top bloke who puts the good of the game above his own ego! Maybe Billy Slater will do the same... but to help out that other battling side, the Melbourne Storm.

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McCulloch has apparently been released by the Broncs, and signed with the Knights


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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:McCulloch has apparently been released by the Broncs, and signed with the Knights


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Broncos gearing up for a major Hooker signing.

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I feel like a lot of these recent signings like McCulloch and Murchie were due to be done closer to the June 30 deadline if it weren't for this season intermission.
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NRL forced to prepare for 10-team reality after six clubs ‘nearly went broke’

Six NRL clubs were in danger of going broke and being lost to the game at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the game’s dire financial position.

“When I used the word catastrophic I was thinking this was bad enough to send five or six clubs broke’” Peter V’landys said. “What if we’d had to go to a 10-team comp? I was horrified to even think about it.”

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“Racing has proven that you can continue on and if I had my time again, quite frankly, we wouldn’t have stopped the rugby league.” - Peter V’landys. Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... f59bdb621c
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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:McCulloch has apparently been released by the Broncs, and signed with the Knights


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Broncos gearing up for a major Hooker signing.
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BJ wrote:
May 21, 2020, 3:56 pm
Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:McCulloch has apparently been released by the Broncs, and signed with the Knights


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Broncos gearing up for a major Hooker signing.
Cameron Smith>Donkeys

10yr deal with an extra 3 in Cameron's favour.
And he will do it for the love of the game, with a contract of $250k a year. Just wants to go back to qld.

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greeneyed wrote:NRL forced to prepare for 10-team reality after six clubs ‘nearly went broke’

Six NRL clubs were in danger of going broke and being lost to the game at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, due to the game’s dire financial position.

“When I used the word catastrophic I was thinking this was bad enough to send five or six clubs broke’” Peter V’landys said. “What if we’d had to go to a 10-team comp? I was horrified to even think about it.”

Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... f59bdb621c

“Racing has proven that you can continue on and if I had my time again, quite frankly, we wouldn’t have stopped the rugby league.” - Peter V’landys. Read more: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-pr ... f59bdb621c
6 teams huh? So it makes perfect sense to continue to have those same teams, which are always on FTA, which are not in financial trouble on FTA for the rest of the year?

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Gordy has tipped the Titans to finish 9th.. :hmmm

I think his pilot light has gone out..
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I've always admired his passion, toughness and leadership, but not much else.

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So..

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Not quite.

Almost pulled the trigger on a Warriors membership this arvo. I'll think on it over the next few days. They start at 20 bucks.

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I got a $20 one, I didn't want any of the garb that comes with the more expensive ones, but it's a good way to show support for them

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-TW- wrote:I got a $20 one, I didn't want any of the garb that comes with the more expensive ones, but it's a good way to show support for them

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I might go for the $35 one and get a cap. Can never have too many caps.

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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
March 29, 2020, 6:05 pm
I just stumbled across this while YouTubing.


I don’t really understand what I’m watching. Why aren’t they tackling the Fullback?
They are offside- no time to get back onside between kicks.

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NRL theme rounds confirmed

The NRL put the finishing touches on the revised NRL Telstra Premiership today, confirming the resumption of Themed Rounds for season 2020.

The NRL Themed Rounds will once again deliver memorable moments, funds and talking points which can positively impact the broader community. They showcase the very best of rugby league and why it is more than just a game.

In 2020, the NRL Themed Rounds will be:

Round 6 (18th – 21st June) – Mark Hughes Foundation Beanie for Brain Cancer Round. Beanies will be sold online from June 1 in support of the Foundation which raises funds for research, and supports brain cancer patients and their families.
Round 12 (30th July – 2nd Aug) – Indigenous Round, to celebrate and recognise the role the Indigenous community plays in our game.
Round 19 (17th – 20th Sept) – Harvey Norman Women in League Round. Now in its 14th year, this round acknowledges and celebrates the role women play at all levels of the game.
In addition, the traditional Anzac Day Match between the Dragons and the Roosters will now be played on Thursday August 6 (in Round 13) – the anniversary of the Battle of Lone Pine.

NRL Acting CEO Andrew Abdo said each round is unique and significant, encouraging fans to show their support during the respective rounds however they can.

“Despite the new parameters we find ourselves working in, it is vital these rounds go ahead because of what they mean to the game and the community,” Mr Abdo said.

“They make an unquestionable difference to so many people’s lives and provide the game with a wonderful platform to educate, unite and inspire both current and future generations about community, respect and equality.”

“We’re asking everyone to support these rounds, who and what they represent, in whatever way they can in 2020.”

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Does anyone know if NRL players have to do more social distancing than normal people?

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BJ wrote:
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Does anyone know if NRL players have to do more social distancing than normal people?
They have stricter rules as best I can understand it from media reports... they're not supposed to visit other households, their living arrangements have to be approved, they're supposed to avoid even going to the supermarket. They're pretty much supposed to go to training and then go home.
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This made me laugh

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