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Andrew Joseph

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Patriotic Queenslander hailing from south side of Brisbane. Support anything, Red, Dark Red, Maroon, Green & Gold, and teams from Brisbane or Gold Coast. Still waiting for a stadium and team on the southside of Brisbane.

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You are correct Piru. I remember when ARC folded. Took seven years before NRC was established, lets not see that happen again!
That said, with some key changes, the NRC won’t need to be supported. It will stand on it’s own two fit as a great sporting event in Australia which symbiotically unites the entire Rugby community from RA, to SR, to clubs, to Uni’s, to Country, to Emerging States.

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

There is a cleaner way than starting from scratch. Stay tuned TWAS. If you are a Sydney Uni fan, cooked up a good idea for them this morning.

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

TWAS. Dead on with the travel. GRR suits a fly-in fly-out tournament. And Perth, great city, but is geographically isolated from the East Coast.

For GRR, hope Twiggy nails it.Problem I see, for expansion into Asia and success, what can be done when massive Fijians play against the smaller framed Asian teams?

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

Sorry, stand corrected. Manly Oval 5000 capacity…
https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/recreation-area/manly-oval

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

That is a really good point. Not the bit about Jock not reading the article, but that the Waratahs needs to keep some squad spots open until the NRC finishes. Incentives need to be there.

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

I agree Sterling!!!
And it has done more than that, it has taken Rugby to the people of Australia, given Fiji a leg up into Global Rapid Rugby, brought Brad Thorn to the Reds and a host of other benefits.
As per article “Before people get carried away about crowds, first consider the primary purpose of the NRC to date. To provide a tier two competition to provide the player pipeline bridge between Super Rugby and Club Rugby. A compliment to the competition is it has not forgotten the rugby towns around Australia, the game has been taken to the people.”
Should the NRC now be reviewed? Probably. The perfect time to start talking about it is now, before 2020 hits. Will outline a new vision and path forward in the next article that delivers talent ID and host of other benefits. Think many stakeholders will be happy. Clubs. Current NRC. SR. RA. Sponsors. Fans. Players and their families.

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

The dangers of wikipedia. For 5000 figure, copy link below, go to round 2, then click show on right hand side. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2018_National_Rugby_Championship#Competition_rounds

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

I guess. Depending. If fans aren’t turning up, then good reason to relocate to strong holds to increase derbies. I’ve only ever had he option of supporting the Broncos. And I would rather support a team from South Brisbane. That would get me to Suncorp more often. Two derbies a year at Suncorp. Then add two more with Ipswich v Broncos at Suncorp. Many of the big Sydney stadiums are waste lands. Half empty, sorry worse than that maybe 5% or 10% capacity.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

NPC is now Mitre 10 Cup and agree mixing Mitre 10 Cup and NRC isn’t really needed. We have that in the SR already. Concentrating domestically is key at NRC level. That said, as per my upcoming article, there will be a need for NZ and Oz rugby to get in a room.

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

That is great insights there Red Block. Just dug up the podcasts. Do you know which podcast it was? https://www.therugbyruckus.com/#podcast

Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?

How large a proportion though? 10%? 20? 50%? 80%?

If the Roosters were the only team in Sydney, Panthers, Eels, Dragons, Bulldogs, West Tigers would support the Roosters.

I think the result would be Broncos would loose a certain percentage, what it is I don’t know, but rivalries would then help to bring in new fans. Plus, local derbies would likely be more packed than say a Broncos v Shark game at Suncorp.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

Not so sure, Hawks have Tasmania covered. AFL wants to keep MCG full, and Marvel Stadium full. AFL owns Marvel Stadium.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

Agree with a lot of those comments. There is also a few other elements at player. I read by a Roarer that 200 NZ players are playing in the NRL. How do you connect with the community if you only play imports and snub your nose at the locals. If an Australian Citizenship was required, might change a few things.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

Need to focus on South Brisbane and Ipswich. May also be an argument for Redcliffe.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

South Brisbane is the answer to South Sydney woes. Just need a stadium built at a place like Runcorn.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

That is why it needs to be in South Brisbane and Ipswich. Far enough away from Suncorp to avoid cannibalising the Broncos.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

A team in Adelaide just ticks a box though. Best thing for Adelaide is a relationship with the Storm or another club, with feature games held.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

Too many teams, means a long wait between Premierships. Don’t add to the comp, just relocate two Sydney teams to Ipswich and South Brisbane. Focus on heartland.

5 teams QLD. Brisbane Broncos, Gold Coast Titans, Nth QLD Cowboys, Ipswich West Tigers (relocation – Stadium needed at Ipswich), Souths Rabbitohs (relocation to Brisbane, stadium would need to be built at a place like Runcorn).

8 teams NSW. Eels, Bulldogs, Panthers, Roosters, Sea Eagles, Dragons, Knights, Raiders, Sharks.

2 teams outside QLD and NSW. Melbourne Storm, NZ Warriors.

There are too many NRL clubs in Sydney

This is service and hitting ball at place. What is old is new.
https://youtu.be/sw9JYNPg4Z4

Will Skelton well worth a World Cup punt

Thanks Elvis you might be right. That could also work. You talking straight knockout right?

If 8 in sh. I would have 2 sa 2 nz 2 oz 2 grr. Argentina have to qualify through sa conference.

Only issue with this is doesnt give benefit to local grounds and provide a mich needed boost.

For player eligibility. Just need rule in place from things from getting really silly with billionaires buying teams. Thought national ring fence could be a good step. Open to other suggestions though.

Making the World Super Rugby Championship a reality

Ta

Alignment and centralisation: Sounds great, but will it work for Wallabies?

Hey RL. Not necessarily. Will be same number of games, less travel and players will be well rested. Number of players might change, but have a counter move for that. Stay tuned mate, article already penned.
For origin, open for debate that one. To be honest I’m just a parochial Queenslander brought up on a diet of origin. Sick of our team being weakened and our talent stripped so other teams can do well. SOO has rules that govern who plays for nsw or qld and some elements of that could be pinched.

Making the World Super Rugby Championship a reality

Nick thoroughly enjoyed that one. I couldn’t believe how crisp and sharp gregans service was either. Watching that compared to the slow coach half backs today paints a picture. Too be fair not just half backs but everyone was rapidly linlinikng up. What a difference fatigued players make I guess.

Sliding doors: Wallaby lessons from the 2001 Lions tour

I thought the same.

Take me back: How to fix the Wallabies

Next stadium built in QLD needs to be on southside brissie.

Take me back: How to fix the Wallabies