NRL tackles poor crowds

How is what fair? I haven't lumped anything on anyone - all I'm suggesting is that teams get seeded so there's a relatively even distribution of games against the best teams in the comp. The dogs play last years top 4 eight times in 2015. No one else in the comp does. They were the only team to play 2013's top4 eight times in 2014. How is that fair? Other teams play the top 4 as few as five times. How is that fair? I know it's never going to be completely even and you're going to get teams that struggle when they're expected to do well and vice versa but at least they could start from more of a level playing field.

2 days ago
The lock forward has earned a place in the spine

Glenn Stewart will be interesting next year. Even though he usually wore 13 and Watmough played in the backrow, really Stewart played more like a second rower on the right edge while Watmough played in the middle third. He's replacing Sam Burgess who played in the middle third. I think Stewart's talents are wasted if he plays in the middle. Not sure who will play in the backrow but defend in the middle. Turner seems like an out and out edge player. They could move George back to lock and bring Tom into the side but they may lose a bit of punch of the bench if they do.

2 days ago
The lock forward has earned a place in the spine

Lock has probably had the most interesting evolution of all the positions. It's not that long ago that clubs were going for the Scott Hill type of ball player at 13. I think the best locks are those that can plug the middle or play a bit wider. Brad Clyde was the prototype.

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