Posts Tagged "NRL"

The NRL coaches meeting took place in Sydney today, and have delivered the recommendation that the NRL should implement a shot clock for scrums and line dropouts in an effort to further speed up the game.

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Despite what Clint Newtown and the RLPA think, the NRL does care about player burnout. That is, unless there’s a massive wad of cash involved.

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A leading rugby league coach has launched a tirade towards the NRL following the release of the 2016 draw, furiously questioning why his side has been unfairly scheduled to “play other teams.”

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In the wake of Dave Smith’s departure, Channel Nine and Fox Sports have come to terms regarding┬áthe former’s Saturday night NRL fixtures, a crucial slot for Fox.

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Last week’s release of the 2016 NRL draw showed that only nine of 192 games will be taken to new areas this upcoming season with just two of those to be played in regional New South Wales.

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The NRL have locked in the TV deal and released a reasonable draw – it’s certainly an improvement on last year’s fixture. So what do they plan to do until the Auckland Nines kick off in February?

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Manly are demanding an explanation over the 2016 NRL premiership draw, adamant it will place their players’ safety in jeopardy.

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The former NRL CEO, Dave Smith, obviously didn’t plan it exactly this way, but his decision to cut Rupert Murdoch out of the first part of the television rights deal still had the desired effect of getting the game more money when the rest of the deal was eventually done.

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The highly anticipated draw for the 2016 NRL season is out and there are some matches and special occasions that are worth not missing.

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The NRL is confident Sam Burgess will not slip through their fingers in a repeat of the Israel Folau blunder despite the English prop’s deal with South Sydney hitting a roadblock.

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The NRL says it has been vindicated after announcing a record $1.8 billion five-year television rights deal from 2018 onwards with the Nine Network, Fox Sports and Telstra.

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The NRL says it will reduce five-day turnarounds for teams by 30 per cent in 2017 but it has attracted criticism for not doing it sooner.

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A new, dedicated NRL channel and simulcasting of every single NRL game live are the two key components to the newly-announced rights deal for the code.

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The NRL has reportedly refused to register Sam Burgess’ big money deal with South Sydney, with the club being ruled to be over the salary cap.

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After delivering a brutal parting shot via his lawyer to South Sydney, Dylan Walker is expected to answer Manly’s halves conundrum.

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Reports have surfaced today that Foxtel have turned their NRL fortunes around by negotiating to acquire the Saturday night NRL fixture from Channel Nine, and that a new dedicated NRL channel will debut in 2017.

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When James Roberts’ contract saga at the Titans came to my attention last week, I took my anger and disappointment to social media and vented… quite scathingly.

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Premiers North Queensland, minor premiers the Sydney Roosters and 2015 semi-finalists Canterbury are facing a salary cap squeeze as they fight to retain a swathe of off-contract NRL stars.

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Any chance Robbie Farah had of Sydney Roosters extending him a lifeline out of his contract breakdown with the Wests Tigers appears to be over after discussions dried up.

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Brisbane won’t have to wait too long to seek revenge for their defeat in this year’s NRL decider, after their grand final rematch with North Queensland was confirmed on Wednesday Morning for Good Friday in 2016.

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