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Fuifui Bradbrad wrote: March 3, 2021, 3:28 pm
-PJ- wrote:Next will be allowing the Roosters youngster to play NRL before turning 18.

Waiting...
I’m waiting for the NRL to then say “Yeah, that didn’t work. Back to 18 year min” once JS becomes 18
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He is very unlikely he gets selected ahead of - Tedesco, Morris, Morris, Manu, Tupou. Then they have Billy Smith and Ikivula (? Spelling). This looks to me just like lip service to Suuali and his manager / family. Or partly how they lured him from the Bunnies.

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It’s Nick Politis, anything is possible.
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Love the new Raiders Fox League 2021 ad'!!



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He's 18 in August. He needs to work on getting through a half of reggies without cramping.
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zim wrote: March 3, 2021, 4:25 pm He's 18 in August. He needs to work on getting through a half of reggies without cramping.
Absolutely. There is no reason to change the rules for the bloke. He can wait like everyone else.
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How long has this rule been in btw ?
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I could be completely wrong but I thought the 18 rule came in after Adam Ritson was repeatedly targeted with high shots and sadly his brain turned to mush.

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Wow..that long ago.

1993 ?
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Sid wrote:Love the new Raiders Fox League 2021 ad'!!



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-PJ- wrote:Wow..that long ago.

1993 ?
Oh was it that long ago. I guess it can't be because Wade Graham has been talking recently about his own experience starting too young.

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What criteria would the NRL use to allow one 17 year old to play first grade NRL and another not to be allowed? A judgement call?

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Sid wrote: March 3, 2021, 7:24 pm What criteria would the NRL use to allow one 17 year old to play first grade NRL and another not to be allowed? A judgement call?

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gergreg wrote: March 3, 2021, 7:04 pm
-PJ- wrote:Wow..that long ago.

1993 ?
Oh was it that long ago. I guess it can't be because Wade Graham has been talking recently about his own experience starting too young.

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Chris Lawrence is another one. Made 1st grade debut in 2006 aged 17.
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-PJ- wrote:
gergreg wrote: March 3, 2021, 7:04 pm
-PJ- wrote:Wow..that long ago.

1993 ?
Oh was it that long ago. I guess it can't be because Wade Graham has been talking recently about his own experience starting too young.

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Chris Lawrence is another one. Made 1st grade debut in 2006 aged 17.
Add Jordan Rankin in 2008, debut at 16 years and 238 days old

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But nevertheless it has been the rule for a LONG time.
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NRL launches new ‘Defy Impossible’ TV ad featuring 2020’s biggest moments

The NRL has launched its new television commercial using the theme “Defy Impossible” with four different versions of the advertisement. This year’s advertising campaign is centred around four outstanding moments from last year, one being Raider Josh Papalii’s tackle on Jamal Fogarty.

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So, anyone care to explain what the **** is going on with Cam Smith?
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He's just faded off into the sunset it seems

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-TW- wrote:He's just faded off into the sunset it seems

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We can all speculate until August 1.

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With the new rule regarding the Bunker looking at tries to overturn, is that until the goal kick is taken?

If so, If I had been awarded a try and know it were knocked on, I'd be waving away the attempt to kick at goal

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They'd review it straight after its awarded, so there'd be time to over turn before the restart is taken

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gergreg wrote:
-TW- wrote:He's just faded off into the sunset it seems

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We can all speculate until August 1.

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Not anymore, just announced hes retired

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Cameron Smith retires

Cameron Smith has announced his retirement, putting to bed months of speculation about his future.

Smith was honoured alongside fellow Storm icon Billy Slater with a statue outside Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on Wednesday and the former captain finally revealed his playing future.

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So Cam Smith has milked as much as he could from the 2nd year of his contract with Storm by leaving the retirement announcement as close as possible to round 1?

Or would Storm have stopped paying as he wasn't turning up to training?

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He was off contract last year, so he wasn't getting paid anything (legitimately)

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Makes his announcement 2 days before the season kicks off.

What a flog. :lol:

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I've never been one of his haters. He's done some dodgy stuff but it's impossible not to appreciate him as a player.

However announcing his retirement one day before the season kicks off... Seriously, how self absorbed.
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Adios. Weird timing to announce it, but at least he’s not coming back. I couldn’t handle another Darren Lockyer style farewell season celebrating even the most insignificant thing...
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Yeah the farewell tour gets a bit tiring

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Still have very little interest..

Watch the NRL/ARL commission change the rule about waiting 5yrs after retirement to become an immortal.
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He might be one of the best players of all time... but he definitely carries on like a pork chop.
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Sid wrote:So Cam Smith has milked as much as he could from the 2nd year of his contract with Storm by leaving the retirement announcement as close as possible to round 1?

Or would Storm have stopped paying as he wasn't turning up to training?

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greeneyed wrote:He might be one of the best players of all time... but he definitely carries on like a pork chop.
That's offensive towards pork.

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Wonderful player, but wont be missed by many outside of Melbourne.
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