Posts Tagged "NSW Cup"
Dear Davo Smithy, I for one welcomed recent news that a thorough review of the second tiers is currently in progress. Still, obvious questions do arise.
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Cronulla’s tumultuous season ended on a high note, as the imminent breakup of their NSW Cup team proved a massive motivator in their 36-8 grand final win.
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The Roosters will do battle with the Rabbitohs for the minor premiership this Friday night in one of the most anticipated games of the 2013 season.
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While rugby league administrators often look to NRL expansion in the battle for code dominance, their efforts would be best served by restructuring the second-tier competitions in NSW and Queensland.
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The Cronulla Sharks have extended their NSW Cup unbeaten run to thirteen with a hard fought 10-0 win over Mounties at Sharks Stadium on Saturday.
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Reigning premiers Newtown have started the 2013 season in style with a dominant 30-10 victory over the Illawarra Cutters on Saturday.
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I am an unashamed traditionalist when it comes to rugby league. This Sunday, I will head to North Sydney Oval to witness what may well be the last ever clash between the North Sydney Bears and the Western Suburbs Magpies.
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I think the time has come for the NRL to launch a new, combined NSW and Queensland Cup competition that takes over as the main curtain raiser to first grade every weekend.
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Newcastle NSW Cup coach Rip Taylor admits Willie Mason is a class above the second-tier competition, but stopped short of endorsing an immediate return to the NRL for the Knights recruit.
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For the first time in a long-time, rugby league is – to use a cricketing analogy – on the front foot. There has been little off-season player mayhem in the nocturnal bars, clubs, and dives of Sydney.
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I’d love to see the NRL one day introduce a promotion-relegation system. If all players knew that a couple of teams a year would be relegated to the second division – or to the New South Wales or Queensland cup – every match over every weekend would be tougher.
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The Newtown Jets, Australia’s oldest rugby league club, haven’t been sighted in the top grade since 1983, when financial issues sadly brought about their demise.
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North Sydney Bears stalwart Greg Florimo has lifted the tempo for the recall of his club to the NRL, as the expansion debate hots up.
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Not many kids remember the Western Suburbs Magpies. Not many kids know their history. When the Magpies merged with the Balmain Tigers in late 1999, the only thing Magpies supporters could keep was their memories and the chance to support a new competitive side in the NRL. Now, that’s gone too.
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Canberra’s most talented young rugby league players have been banned from competing in the NSWRL’s junior representative competitions after the Raiders failed to enter a team in the NSW Cup in 2011.
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A lot has been written in recent weeks about the need to improve the second tier competition within NSW (NSW Cup). This argument has been brought to a head by an over reliance on under 20’s competition players when injuries occur.
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There has been much recent discussion about the possibility of the NRL competition expanding from sixteen to eighteen teams.
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This Saturday night, top flight rugby league is being played in Western Australia again, which gives the people of Perth the chance to show the NRL whether or not their state is ready for a team again.
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