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Rugby League tragic; an avid supporter of the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs and an advocate for all things Rugby League (particularly International RL, Oztag, Reserve grade etc.) #growthegame #foreverrugbyleague

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Unfortunately for RA their sliding doors moment came after the RWC2003 when they generated huge revenue and interest and decided to tip it into GPS elite rather than grassroots. Ten years later minimal juniors. NRL have gotten their house in order post SL war and evidently run their junior-elite programs better than RA. Both codes can sustain pro leagues, NRL is going nowhere but RA is in trouble – they should focus their Super Rugby comp in Aus/NZ and sack Sth Africa

Australia cannot sustain two professional rugby codes

Initially i was disappointed because making ANZ rectangular is a brilliant idea. But in the current climate it wouldnt make sense to renovate it – ANZ is destined to never get the facelift it requires. BUT hearing the resolution of 4x 20thousand seat stadiums is a great idea, bringing tribalism akin to the EPL where majority of their stadiums are 30k capacity. No doubt membership numbers will thrive as a result too.

The NSW stadium policy is in shambles, but there is hope

It’ll be interesting to see how loud they’ll make that ‘set restart olympic pool/horse racing noise’ with crowds roaring in the background. The general consensus here is that the 10m needs to be consistent, and rightfully so.

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

Fully agree with 1v1 tackles reverting to ‘dominant’ tackles. The strip rule is an odd one, because some argue that it should be a free for all like union – sterlo is a massive advocate for stripping at any time, blaming player’s poor ball security – end of the day it is just another grey rule for league

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

Understandable. Consistency is key here and that’s what everyone wants to see. The general feel here is positivity, and although some fans are still apprehensive it’s safe to say after one round that the media have taken their foot of the bag-the-ref throttle

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

Fewer penalties but more set restarts. I believe this rule is designed for more creative attack, but i do agree that noone wants to see a plethora of tries on the back of over fatigue. But again, teams will adjust over the season and adapt to the new speed of the game.

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

Womblat, i linked a prev article i wrote to this article explaining the domino effect rule changes have on other rules. I agree that it will take time to see this rule change bear fruit/show its true colours. No doubt it will be explored to be flouted by teams https://www.theroar.com.au/2020/05/14/nrls-third-law-for-every-action-there-is-an-equal-or-opposite-reaction/

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

Taking control of the 10m and eradicating the wrestle can be adjudicated with consistency more so now with one ref – fingers crossed we see all this over the courseof the season

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

DTH, Always a worry in the back of my mind because ppl tend to try to find the negative over the positive in NRL. Atm but, im thoroughly enjoying the aura of positivity surrounding our great game and hope it lasts a long long time

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

That’s a good point Rellum, each game this week seemed to have something different. It was very refreshing.

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

100% about the referee – it was refreshing to see people talking positively about the game. I noticed ZERO ref bashing in media, as it should be – cultural shift towards refs might just have begun.

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

I agree. That was a worry of mine that i stated in a previous article but I didn’t notice it as frequently as what I thought I would. That being said, did you notice how early on the forwards gassed? It just changed the dynamic of every game.

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

In the first half of games, youd notice the first half being so close and so fastpaced and then by maybe the 60min mark youd find one team would drop off and the score start to blow out.
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It is hard to get a great gauge at the moment considering the impact the rule change had this round as teams were evidently gassed very early in the contest. But coming off the back of the COVID pause i think is understandable.
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I was sceptical of the rule change when it got announced but im optimistic it will be a change for the best even over the course of a full season. I think teams will adjust to the intensity that the rule brings coz they have to.

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

One more thing: Thank God, aka Peter Vlandys, that the footy is back 😁

The six-again rule is a game changer for the best

It just doesnt sit right does it when you know a player is leaving a year in advance, agree 100%

How transfer windows and a loan system will restore the faith in player contracts

It remains to be seen how Origin will rate post-NRL season and post-COVID. Personally I think it will still rate as the top Australian program again even in a new timeslot.
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In a perfect world, the regular season would be followed by origin and then tests so I wouldnt mind if it stays this way. I doubt it will so the proposed draw seems like a logical and fair compromise imo

What rugby league should look like post-COVID: Part 1

Or better yet, PVL can lobby the NSW government and make whichever Monday following the NRL grand final the new public holiday. He is our Batman he can do what he wants hahaha

What rugby league should look like post-COVID: Part 1

To your point exactly, it just isn’t fair. So the proposed draw in this article brings that fairness back ten-fold: no more resting players because of rep duty – it will literally stop.

What rugby league should look like post-COVID: Part 1

I know what you mean, my lull for the season kicks in during the middle of the season when origin takes control – usually rd 12-18. I watch no matter what, but the affect origin has on the regular season in these weeks is significant imo.

What rugby league should look like post-COVID: Part 1

Ideally all players will still get their 6-8 week break, with November/December having less rep games due to the June rep window. My preference would be to shorten the NRL season for more MEANINGFUL rep tounaments but that won’t happen due to the almighty $$$

What rugby league should look like post-COVID: Part 1

Fingers crossed it doesn’t, our boy PVL will hopefully make sure there are tweaks similar to what the article suggests

What rugby league should look like post-COVID: Part 1

It would be ideal that they could come to an agreement for a fixed period, definitely. Although I’d imagine there would need to be some renegotiating if the parent club wishes to recall the loaned player – similarly if the loan period wished to be extended

How transfer windows and a loan system will restore the faith in player contracts

100% Nic! Banning and controlling player agents for breaching game protocol is a great idea. Their power in the game is too great atm unfortunately..

How transfer windows and a loan system will restore the faith in player contracts

Hi SM, didn’t realise he had a podcast on this matter, but it just goes to show that the depth of the problem with contracts is evident for ALL to see.

How transfer windows and a loan system will restore the faith in player contracts

Hi Paul,
This article is aiming to highlight the importance of signing contracts and the repercussions for those that want to breach it – which is usually from change of heart. Ideally if compassionate grounds is the reason (and it is legit) then that should be dealt with case-by-case hence why i suggest clubs can negotiate transfer fees. Regarding the loan system, the player on loan at the end of the day is contracted to their parent club – not the club using that player on-loan.

How transfer windows and a loan system will restore the faith in player contracts