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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Northern Raider » September 9, 2019, 10:46 am

V'landys is not a guy to sit back and wait to see what happens. If we don't see much activity from him then we know the ARLC Chairman is little more than an honorary position.
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by yeh raiders » September 10, 2019, 12:12 am

Yep anyone that follows racing knows what a tremendous job he has done.

I’m sure he has done his due diligence and understands the scope of the role.

He is not looking for a holiday, he has found another seriously big challenge to tackle. I just hope he understands the game of Rugby League, because if you combine his skill set with a good vision, you’re looking at a significant improvement in the state of the sport.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Lui_Bon » September 19, 2019, 12:26 am

I don't want to start a thread, and I don't want to be controversial. But i was watching the Matt Johns Podcast earlier tonight - anyone else think that EDIT.
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by The Nickman » September 19, 2019, 6:52 am

Lui_Bon wrote:I don't want to start a thread, and I don't want to be controversial. But i was watching the Matt Johns Podcast earlier tonight - anyone else think that EDIT.
Hahaha you were on the sauce last night, weren’t you? Edits everywhere!
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by yeh raiders » September 19, 2019, 10:05 am

I assume the edits are being made in reference to Brett Finch.

Something seriously wrong with the bloke, I saw him a couple of weeks back at the Eels Manly game and he was EDIT.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by The Nickman » September 19, 2019, 10:22 am

Hahaha what the hell is going on here??
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by yeh raiders » September 19, 2019, 10:39 am

Remember when his name used to automatically revert to scum bag.... now we can’t even mention what he’s doing with a bag

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 19, 2019, 11:00 am

Please remember... you can’t make statements regarding public figures that might be considered defamatory.
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by reptar » September 19, 2019, 12:08 pm

Exactly, greeneyed! Instead, there's a thread on r/nrl where you can speculate on it.
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 19, 2019, 1:34 pm

reptar wrote:Exactly, greeneyed! Instead, there's a thread on r/nrl where you can speculate on it.
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by reptar » September 19, 2019, 2:34 pm

greeneyed wrote:
reptar wrote:Exactly, greeneyed! Instead, there's a thread on r/nrl where you can speculate on it.
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Rugby League 2019

Post by gangrenous » September 19, 2019, 7:45 pm

greeneyed wrote:
reptar wrote:Exactly, greeneyed! Instead, there's a thread on r/nrl where you can speculate on it.
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And it’s a bloody travesty

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 20, 2019, 2:10 pm

Shane Flanagan statement

The National Rugby League (NRL) has advised Shane Flanagan he will be eligible for registration in the NRL as an assistant coach for the 2020 and 2021 seasons.

Mr Flanagan’s eligibility for registration will commence from 18 December, 2019.

Mr Flanagan’s registration is contingent on he and any future employer complying with a range of conditions set by the NRL.

NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg today met with Mr Flanagan and advised him of the decision.

Mr Greenberg said the NRL had created a path for Mr Flanagan to return to coaching.

“I have spoken to Shane at length and he has expressed significant remorse andaccepted responsibility for his past actions and the detrimental impact they have had on the game,’’ he said.

“We have created a pathway for Shane to return to the coaching ranks. Today’s decision gives Shane an opportunity to be registered in the NRL.

“This is not a set and forget approach. Shane and any future club who employs him has numerous conditions which they must comply with and the Integrity Unit will continue to monitor his conduct over the next two seasons.”

Mr Flanagan said he was pleased to have the opportunity to seek registration and would consider his options over the coming months.

“Today I met with the NRL and I both respect and accept the course of action they have taken,’’ he said.

“I look forward to returning to the coaching ranks, firstly as an assistant coach and hopefully one day a head coach again.”

Mr Flanagan has been told the NRL will give no consideration to expediting his return to a head coaching role beyond today’s decision.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 20, 2019, 2:12 pm

Shane Flanagan was the head coach in charge of a club with a systematic program of drug cheating and was involved in salary cap cheating. He broke the terms of suspension from the NRL twice. Why on earth is this bloke being permitted to ever be involved in the NRL again?
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by gergreg » September 20, 2019, 2:17 pm

Because this is the NRL mate.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 20, 2019, 2:21 pm

I mean surely he has demonstrated he's not a fit and proper person to be involved in the code...
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Post by dubby » September 20, 2019, 2:55 pm

Shouldn't be allowed back.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by BJ » September 20, 2019, 3:06 pm

I get that they let Laurie Daley back in the NRL after he did the Jacko’s Pizza advert, but Flanagan may even have a worse case to answer???

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Coastalraider » September 20, 2019, 6:34 pm

This absolutely stinks.

Not only did he knowingly break the drug use rules, but broke the terms of his suspension for that while also organising salary cap breaches.

The only thing I can think of to make his complete disregard for the game worse is to actually EDIT on the doorstep of NRL HQ.

Absolute pig who should be a long way from our sport.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by gergreg » September 23, 2019, 9:06 pm

Talk today of Israel Folau playing for Tonga.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » September 23, 2019, 9:20 pm

RLIF likely to block Folau's rugby league return for Tonga

Israel Folau is attempting to return to rugby league at the end of the year to represent Tonga in Tests against Great Britain and the Kangaroos.

However, it is understood there will be a strong push by members of the board of the Rugby League International Federation to veto the move at an upcoming meeting.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/09/23/isr ... ith-tonga/
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by Lui_Bon » September 23, 2019, 10:19 pm

The Rickman wrote:
September 19, 2019, 6:52 am
Lui_Bon wrote:I don't want to start a thread, and I don't want to be controversial. But i was watching the Matt Johns Podcast earlier tonight - anyone else think that EDIT.
Hahaha you were on the sauce last night, weren’t you? Edits everywhere!
I'm on the sauce every night. It appears that my EDITs were probably on the mark though... I've been watching closely and there are some telltale signs. Of what, I'm not sayin'.
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by -PJ- » October 13, 2019, 6:06 am

StHelens defeated Salford in the ESL GF a few hours ago !
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » October 18, 2019, 11:15 am

International Rugby League is the new name for the RLIF

The Board of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has announced that it has officially changed its name to International Rugby League (IRL). The membership has endorsed the name change and it is officially adopted from today (October 15th, 2019).

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by -PJ- » October 18, 2019, 12:05 pm

greeneyed wrote:
October 18, 2019, 11:15 am
International Rugby League is the new name for the RLIF

The Board of the Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) has announced that it has officially changed its name to International Rugby League (IRL). The membership has endorsed the name change and it is officially adopted from today (October 15th, 2019).

Read more: http://www.rlif.com/article/8757/intern ... r-the-rlif
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » October 18, 2019, 3:00 pm

NSWRL and CRL merge

NSW Rugby League members today (18 October) voted unanimously to approve a new constitution in a landmark move that will see Rugby League in NSW governed by one body for the first time in more than 80 years.

The decision was also supported by Country Rugby League (CRL) members who earlier voted to wind up the organisation’s operations, effective immediately.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/18/nrl ... l-and-crl/
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Post by afgtnk » October 19, 2019, 9:24 pm

That is huge news. Should hopefully finally remove a lot of the needless red tape and duplication that exists between the two

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » October 29, 2019, 12:54 pm

Sonny Bill Williams offered $9 million for two years to return to rugby league to join Toronto Wolfpack

The Toronto Wolfpack is reportedly ready to spend $9 million over two years to lure Sonny Bill Williams back to rugby league.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » October 31, 2019, 5:58 pm

Biggest issue in NRL is referees: V'landys

New ARLC chairman Peter V'landys has given a no-holds-barred assessment of referees on his second day in office, declaring it the biggest issue facing the NRL.

"We need to fix our systems and do whatever we can so that the fan walks away happy and content that he's had a fair crack, and not walk away thinking that he's been ripped off."

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/biggest-is ... 3146dcb938

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14274

Sydney and Queensland NRL clubs are secure: V'landys

New ARLC chairman Peter V'landys has promised every NRL club in Sydney and Queensland is safe and none will be relocated as the board considers possible expansion.

"If we pursue with the expansion it will be a new franchise and I can tell you that every brand in Sydney and Queensland is secure. We are not looking to relocate anyone and we'll stress that.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/no-nrl-clu ... 1df06b776b

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14274

New ARLC chair Peter V'landys slams door on Folau, again

On his second day as ARLC chairman, Peter V'landys made a powerful statement on inclusiveness in rugby league by slamming the door on Israel Folau, again.

"The game is inclusive. Israel's comments are not inclusive," V'landys said.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/v-landys-s ... 85eb13a7e7

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... /?cs=14274

V'landys to focus on referees revamp in new role: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/31/vla ... -new-role/

VIDEO: V’landys' big ticket items as ARL Chairman: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/31/vla ... -chairman/
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » October 31, 2019, 5:59 pm

Better than Beattie's first couple of days.
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by The Nickman » October 31, 2019, 6:04 pm

3/3 from V'landys here, well done!
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by bonehead » October 31, 2019, 6:16 pm

top shelf operator v'landys

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » October 31, 2019, 6:27 pm

The only thing that worried me is he'll want to change too many rules so as to "innovate".
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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by yeh raiders » October 31, 2019, 10:08 pm

Not one bit of surprise here, he is a weapon.

I strongly hope he stays with racing NSW as well - 2 of my biggest passions are Racing and Rugby League and he has proven himself time and time again.

You’re right GE, he is an innovator.

Which is why I think his understanding of Rugby League as a game is absolutely crucial.

In racing he has improved programming, carnivals, prizemoney, betting deals, welfare etc .. all leading to stronger participation and a better product overall.

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Re: Rugby League 2019

Post by greeneyed » November 1, 2019, 7:56 am

yeh raiders wrote:
October 31, 2019, 10:08 pm
Not one bit of surprise here, he is a weapon.

I strongly hope he stays with racing NSW as well - 2 of my biggest passions are Racing and Rugby League and he has proven himself time and time again.

You’re right GE, he is an innovator.

Which is why I think his understanding of Rugby League as a game is absolutely crucial.

In racing he has improved programming, carnivals, prizemoney, betting deals, welfare etc .. all leading to stronger participation and a better product overall.
That sounds great, not sure it requires massive tinkering with the rules, which is where he’s looking to innovate.
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