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Quick question. If the majority of the RA funding is to redevelop Ballymore why isn’t FQ either a) looking to utilise the facilities or b) lobby for a similar project?

The astonishing funding gap between rugby and football: Will Aussie politicians ever give round ball code a fair go?

I really can’t stand the staging that’s come about in the NRL. Maybe I’ve never noticed it before, but it’s right throughout the league now. Some of the blame does lie with the officials, not just the referees, for allowing head contact to go unpunished. Now this isn’t necessarily a rant on the merits of sinbinning (I support a crack down), but a rant on allowing “innocuous” but almost constant contact with the head and neck to go unpunished. This has resulted in players needing to point out the head contact. Now having a 2nd referee on the field will help. But there also needs to be a cultural shift away from thinking head contact is OK. I get accidents happen, but that’s why we have penalties and not executions for high tackles.
Someone else has alluded to it here. But it seems that the NRL might have to invest in medical trainers, a ridiculous expense, but teams are proving a willingness to cheat by calling for time off for any injury.
Further, I just think the free interchange system needs to be cleaned up. I don’t think teams should be allowed to use it beyond 5 minutes of the incident to allow the player to come back on completely refreshed. It should either be the player coming off as a free interchange being the end of it. Or if the freebie extends to them also coming back on it should be within a short time frame.

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

Has to be the way. If clubs are being proven to cheat (they are) then take it out of their hands. Trainers from the clubs should only be allowed on the field during actual stoppages

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

Or the hand on head and or neck to get up off the tackled player

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

In his defence he missed the blatant one when Panthers were attacking as well. Only after the player stayed down with a bloodied nose did the bunker decide to take a squiz

Gamesmanship, grace, humility and did the Eels get hosed? Talking points from NRL finals Week 2

I don’t know if there is scope for a penalty? But it should have been

'I don't like it': Gorden Tallis slams NRL injury rules after Mitch Kenny incident

Jeez i wouldn’t want to be a coach there! I reckon it might even be EASIER to fly to Pluto and back

Madge deserves to stay at the Tigers

Ding ding ding. You win sir. It’s the exact role for him. He’s proven he can head the footballing department and is exactly what his experience qualifies him to do

The inevitable 2021 Storm premiership proves Craig Bellamy should be NRL's next CEO

I think there is a role for Bellamy somewhere at Moore Park, but not at the top. I think he should be in charge of a rules committee and by extension the referees. I say this because I think the business side of the NRL is being handled well enough by the Abdo’s and the Vlandys of the world.
Where we generally complain about consistency is the interpretation of the rule book and it’s application within match settings. Fix that up and the majority of people’s gripes with the game disappear. I mean when was the last time that someone complained that gate taking were too low or that the marketing at NRL headquarters need an overhaul? I just kind of think we’re conflating different issues, when the business (read financial) side of the NRL is doing fine (COVID considering).
Either that or offer him a position as a coaches consultant, improving the quality of coaching across the entire competition so that the quality of coachers floating around the competition is drastically improved.

The inevitable 2021 Storm premiership proves Craig Bellamy should be NRL's next CEO

As long as Gus gets his knickers in a knot over it all I’m happy (and he has)

Roosters gamble backfires as Verrills appeal sees his suspension doubled

I feel like someone at the Storm ran over your cat 😂

NRL semi-finals: When fibros play fibros who’s left to hate?

The Bulldogs staffer will even carry it for him.

Bulldogs tear up Lachlan Lewis' NRL contract

Play stupid games win stupid prizes

Roosters gamble backfires as Verrills appeal sees his suspension doubled

How big a speaker are we talking about? While I’m all for accountability it does just seem like a convenient way for the Dogs to save themselves some $$

Bulldogs tear up Lachlan Lewis' NRL contract

Maybe someone from the Dogs will escort him back to Sydney?

Bulldogs tear up Lachlan Lewis' NRL contract

I comment often during the live blogs about Johns being on the gear. It may very well be an injury but I have my doubts…

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

These stations have multiple channels now it couldn’t be too hard surely? Or on their online platform?

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

At least for the entertainment value

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

Yep, looking for this comment. Nothing better than cooking a bbq on a Saturday afternoon listening to grandstand and Andrew Moore

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

The talking heads would be fine if they added anything that wasn’t a cliche. The only one on the Ch9 team that does that is Billy Slater.

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

They know the rules, they just choose to ignore them or use lazy analysis that I could get from old mate at the pub. Like the penalty try interpretation that they all get wrong 99% of the time

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

Just for fun. There’d be more silence which I’ve been asking about for a while

The good, the bad and the Blocker: who are the best and worst of NRL's TV callers?

There’ll a Cameron story. He probably looked at someone funny last year and the premiership will have a cloud over it

Stopping the Storm is going to take more than a brain-fart refereeing conspiracy

The possibility of a Melbourne victory is particularly important in my wife’s family. My father in law is terminal at the moment and is a lifelong Demons fan, so the decision is particularly easy this time around

‘Near impossible task’: NRL put Storm against AFL grand final

The idea that rugby is just a small part of his life is very mature and is a good lesson to younger players who feel the weight of expectation. It will allow them to think more clearly in games and remain more relaxed during the moments where we all would have a tendency to tense up

'I love you brother': Quade's beautiful exchange with Sonny Bill after Wallabies heroics

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