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I am a Rugby League fanatic, I have a love for the history of the game and where it is heading in the future.

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I thought that Souths played as well as expected, they will be better with Wighton & Graham, but I think they will struggle in the front row this year. Manly were rusty and will improve, they have a couple of forwards to come in to the starting side, they look fit though.

The not-so-secret ingredient that transforms team into title contenders on show as Manly roll Rabbitohs in Vegas

Yes agree AFL is like a plague of locusts swarming across the states of NSW & QLD throwing endless money in an attempt to convince people to play the game. This is also fuelled in QLD by the mass exodus of Victorians heading North and building junior participation by insisting their kids play AFL. The NRL is playing catch up there is no doubt about that, however, they are catching up at light speed. If the Super League war never happened, and the NRL didn’t have incompetence at the helm in the past it would be far in front of all other codes by now. I give credit to the AFL for having a solid strategic plan that they have not wavered from and stability at the top has also strengthened their vision.

10 reasons league and union should merge to become One Rugby - and give AFL nightmares

Absolutely bring back the Bears! This can’t be a merger though, it’s a relocation. Perth Bears, Western Bears whatever you want to call them, they need to forget North Sydney if they want to make a success of this.

NRL News: Politis' PNG snub, radical conference shake-up in odd proposal, Sharks switch skippers

Good match very exciting and had me on the edge of my seat. Not a fan of the officiating at all, I was watching via my Kayo app on my phone and casting to a TV and I could make a clear decision on both of the video ref calls. Perhaps to clarify by officiating I mean the video ref. They got both calls incorrect.

'Lying is a sin': To'o takes aim at Wardle, referee 'making assumptions' with contentious try as Wigan upset Panthers

I would love to see more emphasis put on the World Club Challenge, not sure how but not to keen on the Middle East hosting it. I would prefer it being in England permanently to really help grow the game.
Perhaps the match needs to be scheduled closer to the end of the season prior to November some how?

The NRL is sleeping on the World Club Challenge - it could be one of their most profitable products

Nice read. I am keen to see the Bears go West, I can’t see any reason (if executed correctly) that the Bears would not succeed in Perth. I absolutely agree they need to fully embrace their new home, call themselves the Perth or Western Bears and forget about playing at North Sydney oval. There will be ample opportunity to play in front of rusted on Bears fans when playing away games in Sydney. I am not keen on the Pasifika or PNG proposals, I hope the commission don’t go down this route.

Want the Bears back? Then get real - forget about North Sydney Oval and commit to genuine NRL expansion

There were some at Taronga Zoo, I can only assume that is where the name came from?

Want the Bears back? Then get real - forget about North Sydney Oval and commit to genuine NRL expansion

I am with you on Perth and Wellington, and certainly believe PNG or a Pasifika team is doomed from the get go. I don’t think you could bring back the Bears on the Central Coast or in North Sydney, they need to relocate to Perth and fully embrace WA. If you go to 20 I think Brisbane Jets, then the Dolphins can call themselves Redcliffe again.

NRL coaches poll pushes rival expansion bid over PNG, overhaul of player transfer system and crackdown on agents

I think the only people who want an NRL side in PNG are the politicians. PVL and Abdo were happy to play along because the government were paying. The obvious choices have to be Perth or NZ, for me though I would absolutely go West.

NRL coaches poll pushes rival expansion bid over PNG, overhaul of player transfer system and crackdown on agents

Well you just need to present a convincing argument, if you want to change something that is, like the date of Australia Day.

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

Yes! One side wants social engineering and identity politics the other doesn’t.

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

I just find that people outside of the cities aren’t ideological captured and don’t constantly want to spew rhetoric. I also question the “science” most of it is scientific research these days is directed to find a specific outcome and not be objective. I do agree with you that you can change your mind, if I find information that can convince me too I am happy to do so.

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

Those who believe that white people are evil, those who want to change history to make them feel better. Those who live in the inner cities that have a loose grip on reality.

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

You mean like you are doing in this comment? Funny how your opinion enables you to dictate to others

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

But then it’s just another win to the woke mob, do you really think it stops the complaining??? The progressive march knows no bounds, before we know it we have a divided nation like the USA or has that already happened.

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

I’m not quite sure if your a bot or just ignorant?

'Choose a better date': Cummins wants Australia Day moved as CA chief sledged for 'bizarre' trainwreck interview

You get Schusters fitness right and he would be an incredible ball playing lock. Jake easily plays front row.

NRL Round 1 predicted teams: Manly Sea Eagles - Schuster's fitness battles continue as Seibold faces crucial season

League definitely has a great opportunity here. Through mismanagement & the Super League war the game was set back a good decade or more I believe. The growth & popularity in Australia is probably back to the point it was during the 90’s when the League first expanded to Nth Qld, WA & NZ. The key now is stability, the collective bargaining agreement between the RLPA and the NRL has been finalised and the leadership is strong, I can only see a bright future ahead. I would still love to see a long term, 10 year plan from the commission though, encompassing grass roots growth through to expansion.

Reaching a fractured US rugby league market will be difficult - even when the NRL actually targets the right code

I don’t think it matters what Wighton adds. The issues from last year are still there, has everyone forgotten that the club imploded??? Latrell is wasted at fullback, he is a centre all day. The forward pack lacks impact also, I may eat my words but I don’t think so, I thought Souths actually over achieved last year even after their downfall.

Pressure Points: Wighton could be the last piece in Souths' jigsaw – or the albatross that will hang around their necks

I think below the shoulders is sufficient. No head or neck contact should be clear enough for players to understand and officials to adjudicate on. For NRL or just League in general there needs to be clearer definitions on grading of high tackles and the penalties for them

Rugby league follows union's lead with rule change to combat high tackle safety concerns

Well put, if we had no freedom of speech nothing would ever change. We would still be in the dark ages.

'Embarrassing post': Tigers star in strife over social media comment on LGBTQ+ inclusion

I don’t think it is misunderstood that the suppression of speech is a dangerous thing.

'Embarrassing post': Tigers star in strife over social media comment on LGBTQ+ inclusion

Ever heard of sarcasm?

'Embarrassing post': Tigers star in strife over social media comment on LGBTQ+ inclusion

I disagree, what sort of world would we live in if you can’t speak your mind? We all are contracted employees of an organisation, if that is what prohibits you from voicing your opinion than we are all screwed.

'Embarrassing post': Tigers star in strife over social media comment on LGBTQ+ inclusion

I could handle 2 x NZ teams, that makes sense to me. Then we have even teams in OZ

Using the NRL as a political football for your Pacific solution is a dumb idea, Albo - and a waste of taxpayers' money

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