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Post by greeneyed » June 12, 2019, 7:19 pm

SCG to host NRL grand final in 2020 during Stadium Australia refurbishment

Stadium Australia will undergo a facelift after next year's State of Origin series, handing the Sydney Cricket Ground the rights to at least the 2020 NRL grand final during construction. Stadium Australia, which will be transformed into a 70-75,000 seat rectangular facility, will be out of action until the start of the 2023 NRL season.

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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » June 13, 2019, 6:59 am

Didn’t really know where to put this, but David Boyle’s daughter Millie is on track to become a dual international. Been selected for the NSW Women’s team

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... gin-debut/


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Post by -PJ- » June 13, 2019, 3:37 pm

Fuifui Bradbrad wrote:
June 13, 2019, 6:59 am
Didn’t really know where to put this, but David Boyle’s daughter Millie is on track to become a dual international. Been selected for the NSW Women’s team

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... gin-debut/


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It fits here in the Rugby League 2019 thread nicely Fui... :thumbsup
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Post by dubby » June 13, 2019, 3:42 pm

Ruan Sims. The integrity of Sam Dastyari

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Post by -PJ- » June 13, 2019, 3:54 pm

I'm out of sorts..

Raiders on a Thursday night !!!

What am I spose to do all weekend ?
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Post by dubby » June 13, 2019, 4:23 pm

-PJ- wrote:I'm out of sorts..

Raiders on a Thursday night !!!

What am I spose to do all weekend ?
Watch the footy tonight

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Post by -PJ- » June 13, 2019, 5:13 pm

dubby wrote:
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-PJ- wrote:I'm out of sorts..

Raiders on a Thursday night !!!

What am I spose to do all weekend ?
Watch the footy tonight

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Yeah. But how about Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

I could have quality husband/wife time...but she'd get tired of that !
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Post by zim » June 13, 2019, 5:59 pm

Cut together some video from earlier in the season and become the embodiment of TheGH with a new forum segment called The PeJorative. Each week you call for the sacking of someone random (it's always croker) with out-of-context video evidence showing how terrible they are.
Think of the ratings.

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Post by Makaveli » June 14, 2019, 9:15 pm

Corey Thompson is garbo, not a fullbacks ****

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Post by Brewdle » June 15, 2019, 3:46 pm

That looked like a new version of the chicken wing by Cam on EeseeEssee (?)


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Post by -PJ- » June 16, 2019, 9:31 am

-PJ- wrote:
June 9, 2019, 3:51 pm
Just when you thought our weekend couldn't get any better...

THE BRONCOS JUST LOST !!

Sweet as...
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Post by greeneyed » June 18, 2019, 8:15 pm

Paul Kent and Paul Crawley disparaging the decision today on NRL 360 big time...

NRL competition committee meeting refuses to reduce interchange from eight to six

The NRL Competition Committee has recommended that no change be made to the current interchange system. The unanimous recommendation was for the number of interchanges per team per game to continue to be capped at eight.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/18/nrl ... e-meeting/

Why the NRL kept interchange at eight: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/06/18/why ... -at-eight/
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Post by The Rickman » June 18, 2019, 8:19 pm

greeneyed wrote:Just watching 100% Footy. Ruan Sims really should not be on television. She is just awful. Paul Gallen shouldn't be either. He's a drug cheat.
Agreed. It’s an absolute disgrace that Paul Gallen is allowed to even play the game, let alone be a face of the sport
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Post by -PJ- » July 1, 2019, 9:15 am

Qld have named their squad for game 3.

I haven't seen the full list but..
- Ponga, Napa and Wallace all out.
- Corey Norman, Christian Welch and Joe Ofahengaue in.
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Post by -PJ- » July 1, 2019, 9:35 am

QLD Maroons squad in alphabetical order.

Will Chambers
Daly Cherry-Evans
David Fifita
Dane Gagai
Matt Gillett
Tim Glasby
Ben Hunt
Felise Kaufusi
Moses Mbye
Josh McGuire
Michael Morgan
Cameron Munster
Corey Norman
Corey Oates
Joe Ofahengaue
Josh Papalii
Christian Welch

Who's playing fullback ? Who's playing five-eighth ?

Kevvie will tell all at 10 am.
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Post by The Rickman » July 1, 2019, 10:24 am

I'm glad Queensland resisted the temptation to "go the axe" and only made one change that wasn't due to injury (either someone out or someone returning).

Now we just need to be better for Game 3. Backs to the wall here, need to be a lot better than Game 2, that was a horrible performance.
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Post by Dusty » July 1, 2019, 10:48 am

The Rickman wrote:I'm glad Queensland resisted the temptation to "go the axe" and only made one change that wasn't due to injury (either someone out or someone returning).

Now we just need to be better for Game 3. Backs to the wall here, need to be a lot better than Game 2, that was a horrible performance.
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Post by The Rickman » July 1, 2019, 10:55 am

Dusty wrote:
July 1, 2019, 10:48 am
The Rickman wrote:I'm glad Queensland resisted the temptation to "go the axe" and only made one change that wasn't due to injury (either someone out or someone returning).

Now we just need to be better for Game 3. Backs to the wall here, need to be a lot better than Game 2, that was a horrible performance.
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Post by greeneyed » July 15, 2019, 11:49 pm

Belinda Sharpe breaks new ground as first female NRL referee

Belinda Sharpe steps into history becoming the first female referee of a NRL game, when the Broncos host the Bulldogs at Lang Park.

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Post by The Rickman » July 16, 2019, 9:15 am

Well done, Belinda. Hope you have a cracking game.
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Post by -PJ- » July 17, 2019, 8:42 am

Have a great game Belinda and a massive congrats to you.

Maybe you could send Darius off for impersonating a rugby league player...

Thanks in advance.
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Post by greeneyed » July 17, 2019, 6:05 pm

Mark Coyne stood down from ARLC

Former St George Illawarra and Queensland Origin star Mark Coyne has stood down as an ARLC commissioner following an incident in Singapore.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/17/mar ... from-arlc/

Statement from Chair Peter Beattie:

“Statement on behalf of Australian Rugby League Commission Chair, Peter Beattie:

I have had discussions today with Commissioner Mark Coyne in relation to an incident in Singapore.

I am currently in Broome and Mark is in Singapore.

Mark has agreed to stand down from the ARLC until he and I can have a longer conversation about the facts.”

Seven News reporting he had an altercation in a taxi with the driver about a fare, and was under the influence, and was arrested.
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Post by Fuifui Bradbrad » July 17, 2019, 6:08 pm

Wonder if that will affect his EML gig? Probably not


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Post by -PJ- » July 27, 2019, 2:37 pm

Here's a piece from Newcastle Herald sports journo Robert Dillon in today's rag..

The main focus is the Knights of course, and what can be considered a pass mark for 2019.

So..word for word he says.

Before the Rnd19 kickoff the Knights were two wins behind 5th placed Manly and a win adrift of 6th placed Parramatta. And the way I look at it is: which roster would you prefer ? Manlys or Newcastles? Parramattas or Newcastles ? Indeed, the same can be said for Canberra. The Raiders are enjoying a breakout season, but I can't help thinking they are over achieving and they will encounter a reality check before the season is done.
None of them can match the five players Newcastle provided to this years SOO series. On paper I'd argue the Knights are stronger than Canberra, Manly and Parramatta..END !!

This guy is clearly stoned, he's saying because the Knights had 5 Origin reps they have a superior squad to Canberra..

Ok..we had Papalii, Wighton and Cotric play Origin(3) but Hodgson, Whitehead, Bateman(ENG), Tapine, Rapana(NZ) , Havili(Tonga), and even BJ(Samoa) never got mentioned.

Clearly, Robert Dillon has had a severe head knock...
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Post by bonehead » July 27, 2019, 5:18 pm

i get what he's saying but the knights have some quality holes in their side he's glossing over.
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Post by -PJ- » July 28, 2019, 12:35 pm

Jake Turbo charged with a grade 1 dangerous throw.

Early guilty plea means he won't miss any footy..
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Post by yeh raiders » July 29, 2019, 10:16 am

Rant alert.

NRL are now looking to adopt hawk-eye technology for forward passes.

Apparently they can develop a system which can determine whether or not the ball leaves the hands backwards or forwards. I’m extremely sceptical on how well this is going to pan out.

Let’s jump back to the previous era on forward passes. The calls were very much favouring benefit of the doubt toward the attacking team. The occasional howler was let go in the lead up to a try. Keeping in mind momentum and the uncertainty in the refs minds, I can live with the occasional forward pass on the fly which leads to a try.

Now on the other end of the scale, we saw quite a few dummy half passes which were travelling forward to the first receiver who is usually blamed for mistiming his run. The dummy half is passing off the ground, with the feet planted. No momentum is at play. I have no issue with the NRL cracking down on these. They are pretty much black and white to rule on.

Fast forward to today. The NRL has cracked down on every pass thrown regardless of context. The touch judge’s are put on notice to make more calls.

This pressure is what’s leading to the elimination of the concept of momentum which is absolutely fundamental to officiating the sport.

Late in Saturday nights game, Melbourne Storm were pinged for a forward pass from Olam to Ado Carr which could easily be argued as going flat. Melbourne gained no advantage from the pass being thrown, which I think should play a factor in whether or not that call was made, given how line ball it looked. Benefit of the doubt should’ve landed with Melbourne there. To me, it’s no different to being 20cm offside in the defensive line during Golden Point. The refs are never going to make a call like that during Golden Point, so why should the flat ball have been pulled up. It’s officials feeling the pressure.

I absolutely knew that the NRL would go from one extreme to another on this and they’re going even further to bring in hawk eye and bring back video refereeing for forward passes which is a massive step backwards in my book.

Go back to the old way of officiating forward passes. You’ll never please everyone, but the game was better to watch before.

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Post by Coastalraider » July 29, 2019, 1:28 pm

Yeh Raiders, Id be happy for this as long as its only used or implemented within the video review for a try. I think the video review process currently is the best it has been for a while, its intervening in the running of play less, and not being used every time a try is scored.

It is a pet peeve of mine that a try can be sent up for review, a blatant forward pass be thrown to score, and the refs have no way to effect the ruling under the current system. HAving a hawkeye sytem that could be used within this process could close that loop.

I cant see how it could be used in the general run of play though, the processing time for hawkeye would restrict its functionality in anything other than a review.

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Post by Sid » July 29, 2019, 3:36 pm

wasn't there also supposed to be some sort of hawkeye for officiating the 10m offside line at one stage?
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Post by greeneyed » July 29, 2019, 4:59 pm

Sid wrote:
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wasn't there also supposed to be some sort of hawkeye for officiating the 10m offside line at one stage?
Annesley said today that technology exists and might be able to be introduced for next season. The forward pass technology would have to be developed, but it is possible to do. But it would be a long term project.
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Post by -TW- » July 29, 2019, 5:01 pm

Sid wrote:wasn't there also supposed to be some sort of hawkeye for officiating the 10m offside line at one stage?
Fox league introduced it, but canned it as it would lead to whinging about the refs marking the 10 properly

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Post by Sid » July 29, 2019, 6:27 pm

Ah that’s right, it was a Fox idea, not a bunker implementation
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Post by greeneyed » August 22, 2019, 1:14 pm

Peter Beattie to step down as chairman of ARL Commission

ARLC chairman Peter Beattie has confirmed he will end his tenure before the start of the 2020 season, endorsing current commissioner Peter V'Landys as his replacement.

Read more: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/08/22/bea ... ommission/

NRL welcomes the withdrawal by Jack de Belin of legal appeal regarding no‑fault stand down rule: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/08/22/no- ... down-rule/
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Post by -PJ- » August 24, 2019, 3:31 pm

Condolences to the Stockton Sharks U13s today who were beaten by Mussellbrook in their GF.

My nephew plays for Stockton..he was sahattered !!
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Post by greeneyed » September 9, 2019, 10:37 am

Peter V'landys to take over as ARLC Chairman

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) today announced that Mr Peter V'landys AM has been elected unanimously as Chairman of the ARLC.

Mr V'landys will take up the position effective 30 October 2019.

It was also agreed that The Hon Peter Beattie AC will remain on the Commission to assist with the transition and pending the appointment of other Commissioners.

Mr Beattie and fellow Commissioners extended their congratulations to Peter V'landys on his appointment.

Peter V'landys looks forward to taking on the role of Chairman.

"In the meantime, there is a lot of exciting football to take place as we head into the Final Series and we look forward to concentrating on that," Mr V'landys said.

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