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I think it’s more the kiddos that won’t be allowed to play that will kill the games

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

And something like 60% of the prison population at any one time have been there before. So of the 500 3 guys might go to prison but two of them will go back again and again

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

17.2% are over 65 to be exact 👍

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

A snake could jump over those bars

Decision FINALLY made: NRL confirms Grand Final venue

I’m personally more concerned that we will have a CTE related explosion of litigation for contact sports in Australia in the next decade…

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

Somewhere between 21 and 25 for males. Scary that some of these guys are considered close to veterans before their brains have properly developed…

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

Puppies are pretty cute

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

From what I’ve seen with some of the managers I think they’re worse than a majority of the players. Plenty of player managers know where the money is and that’s really all they are after.

Love-hate relationship: Sometimes it makes me sick and ashamed to be a rugby league fan

No one does. That’s the problem…although everyone apparently hates the way that the Brumbies play

Wallabies losses like San Juan help build the case against Dave Rennie

I agree re: Jake White. but can you imagine the gnashing of teeth?

Wallabies losses like San Juan help build the case against Dave Rennie

I tend to think that the numbers still have some relevance and that there are certain extra skills that a coach might look for. There’s a reason that most 8s and 10s look like each other across the league and that most wingers are fast. There’s still a core job that they need to perform that is specific.
What is provided/suggested in the article are extra desirable attributes that coaches will want in a varying degree in their side. But dare I say that there’s a touch of overthought in here?
The link players for instance are increasingly finding themselves with 11, 12 or 13 on their backs. But I think this is merely a confluence of factors. We have a bunch of guys who are probably centre material that are slightly bigger bodied. So they play closer to the middle than a typical centre. But because they have the ball playing skills then coaches wisely use them as an extra ball player, because they’re there anyway.
Then a grunt, Ball-player, second-phase player, striker and workhorse (which is exactly the same as a grunt really) are all middle forwards with slightly different skills, but share a common thread – they’re big, owing to their 8,10,11,12 or 13 jumper depending on just how big they are.
These different types of hookers, but they all have common skill sets – big motor, good passing, a bit of a nugget. Some might run more than others and some game plans might play off the 9 more than the 7 but I think we can all point to the best ones in the league and they have more in common than differences.
Same with the best 6s. The best of them have the same habits. Can run and they live on the edges.
The best 7s again share the same attributes and always have. They have a good passing and kicking games. Can apply pressure and are normally the smartest guy on the field.
The 1s are typically similar. Fast, agile and are plenty fit.
I think what I’m getting at is that the numbers on the backs are still pretty relevant. The different players across the league hold plenty of commonalities as with their opposites.

Role with it: Why it's about time we rethink positions on a rugby league team

Another ‘you’ve never played NRL so you can’t have an opinion’ speech by an NRL heavyweight. It wasn’t even a heavy hitting or gotchya kinda of question from the journo. Just a generic run of the mill question that Ricky decided to blow up

NRL News: Stuart unrepentant over ban, Abdo defends in-house drug policy, Brisbane tipped to host Grand Final

“has learned who his friends are during the adversity he had faced.” Is this high school? Your friends are allowed to call you out for DH behaviour

NRL News: Stuart unrepentant over ban, Abdo defends in-house drug policy, Brisbane tipped to host Grand Final

I think we just split the atom…

NRL News: Norman faces ban for 'doing a Hopoate', Knights lack leaders, Hunt re-signs, Finch pleads guilty

Yes assumes those guys that were trained for years cannot be trained. The thing is they get themselves set up pretty well they can then go and do a job that they enjoy rather than slaving away on the coal face

NRL News: Norman faces ban for 'doing a Hopoate', Knights lack leaders, Hunt re-signs, Finch pleads guilty

What next? Finch pleads guilty and some of the Manly throwing their support to a convicted stabber during the game. Not the best day for NRL news…

NRL News: Norman faces ban for 'doing a Hopoate', Knights lack leaders, Hunt re-signs, Finch pleads guilty

They all leave at a young enough age where they can still go to uni and get a “normal” career or go on the tools and get a trade. I think the whole they have to earn it while they can is a touch of a fallacy

NRL News: Norman faces ban for 'doing a Hopoate', Knights lack leaders, Hunt re-signs, Finch pleads guilty

But does he know the unemployment figure?

Everything is not fine: Ricky Stuart’s punishment confirms the NRL’s financial penalties are a joke

Decent possibility. Though the Broncos for and against should help them out. Providing if they lose to both the storm and the eels they don’t concede a cricket score they should be alright. Time will tell I suppose

NRL Power Rankings: Roosters and Rabbitohs hype train rumbles on, but Parra plummet

Is moot moot point then valid? Double negative?

NRL News: Norman faces ban for 'doing a Hopoate', Knights lack leaders, Hunt re-signs, Finch pleads guilty

They’ll mishear and go and get a former Broncos rookie head coach…

Why Ciraldo 'five-year plan' is a massive risk for desperate Dogs

5 year deal seems a little on the silly side…

Why Ciraldo 'five-year plan' is a massive risk for desperate Dogs

Which is a real shame. I think he deserved another couple of years

Why Ciraldo 'five-year plan' is a massive risk for desperate Dogs

Probably at the Leagues club havung a parmi and a pot

Position vacant: NRL commentator who knows rules - a ref explaining calls will make huge difference

Agree last night had the main caller, Smith and Johns in the box. Danika and Freddy on the sidelines, James Bracey as the “host” and then Gallen turned up somewhere somehow. Did I miss someone? Did they have a halftime show with Ruan on the panel?

Position vacant: NRL commentator who knows rules - a ref explaining calls will make huge difference

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