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I wish you guys all the best. .Let’s get the Panthers home..

Makings of a champion: How the NRL top eight was built – Part 1

Two of my all time favs. Oconnor was the Prince of centres, just pure class and I never saw anyone glide over the ground like Dale Shearer. Like he was on skis or something.

My greatest club back line

I think thats the one.

My greatest club back line

Can’t confirm or deny that .

Official: Kevin Walters quits Maroons immediately to coach Broncos

Was that an under the cap backline.????????

My greatest club back line

Don’t disagree with any of that , but if in 20 years no more than three or four NRL players are Victorian born and bred it shows the futility of the Top down model of expansion.
If you follow that model say 2 or 4 moŕe times without increasing the player pool you severely degrade the competition. You cant have a comp where no team areas produce junior footballers. It don’t work. Like I say ( now where does that come from) I want to be WRONG.

Makings of a champion: How the NRL top eight was built – Part 1

Lose! Against the nameless ones from the Badlands.???

Official: Kevin Walters quits Maroons immediately to coach Broncos

There are heaps TB . Just give me a week or so and I’ll get back to you.

Official: Kevin Walters quits Maroons immediately to coach Broncos

Sorry Albo, I wasn’t referring to your comment at all. I was just adding to the point you make about the fact that the powers that be will be willing to at least give him a fair go because of his status.

Official: Kevin Walters quits Maroons immediately to coach Broncos

Exactly. I have no idea how Kevvie will go. But he is at least a rational choice and it might be good if people let him have at least one coaching session before they pile on.

Official: Kevin Walters quits Maroons immediately to coach Broncos

I just wish people would sit back and give the guy a chance. I know a couple of things about Kevvie . First he will emphasise skills. The three top NRL teams have superb RL skills, the bottom three teams don’t. He will fix that.
Second he bleeds Broncos. He will do everything he can to get the job done cause it means something to him.
Will he succeed? No idea. But there are no spare Belemeys , Bennett’s or Robbos around so Kevvie seems a good choice to me.
Death riding the guy before one week of training is ridiculous.

Official: Kevin Walters quits Maroons immediately to coach Broncos

Your first point is moot. Get back to me when juniors from Victoria start playing in the NRL in an significant numbers.
I am happy for the long game so I’ll see you in 18 years ( God willing) and we can see who is right. I want it to be you but I am sure it won’t.

Makings of a champion: How the NRL top eight was built – Part 1

Of course it’s chicken and egg. You think it’s egg. ( that after a long period of time expansionist areas will grow their own talent as the game becomes more popular and juniors numbers grow.)
I think it’s chicken ( that even after let’s say a reasonable time like oh 40 years, expansionist clubs will still get almost all players from ourtside their own area , unless their areas happen to be in certain parts of QLD or NSW.)
Now we I am happy to give a Perth team or the Storm 40 years to see what will happen. The half way mark in Victoria does not fill me with optimism.

Makings of a champion: How the NRL top eight was built – Part 1

I have no issue with statement that Melbourne ( allong with the Roosters) have the best talent identification and development in the game.
The issue I have is that the teams that come from areas where kids actually PLAY the game of RL need some recompense.
They are the clubs that have to support the Under 6s . They are the clubs that see acres of talent leave their areas with not even a thank you for all your hard work..
I have no real issue with TPAs ( unless someone tries to tell me all clubs are equal) but we need a system in place that rewards clubs that grow the game.
A game where half the clubs come from areas with sweet FA juniors is not sustainable . This is the expansionist model . More clubs but no extra players.
A disaster in the making.

Makings of a champion: How the NRL top eight was built – Part 1

TB I found the article again and to my surprise it was about Union. The figure though was 70 percent of concussions occured to the defender which is astounding.
I found another article ( not journal based ) that estimated it was around 50 / 50 in league. 70, 60, 50 or 40 though , my point is concussion injuries are here to stay and we need to deal with them properly and then learn to live with them.
Calling for evidence is only ever a good thing esp on the net. I knew the figure I was quoting was in the ball park, I did not realise it was RU based so you have done me a favour.

How the NRL is failing the concussion test

Mate you are right. I found the article again and to my surprise it was about Union. The figure though was 70 percent of concussions occured to the defender which is astounding.
I found another article ( not journal based ) that estimated it was around 50 / 50 in league. 60, 50 or 40 though , my point is concussion injuries are here to stay and we need to deal with them properly and then learn to live with them.

How the NRL is failing the concussion test

Good article. Every club needs to look at what strengths they have and to turn them into a competitive advantage.
Gould identified that Penrith produce a huge number of players every year and that what they needed to do at was identify the good ones early and to encourage them to stay on the Panthers books.
It’s exactly what he will do at the Warriors. NZ produce a huge number of NRL players but don’t keep and the develop the right ones. When they do watch out.
We have exactly the same problem in NQ . We produce way above our quota of NRL players but we don’t identify and keep the right ones.

Makings of a champion: How the NRL top eight was built – Part 1

Sorry but you are asking the bunker to do things the technology is not capable of. If you are lucky enough to have a camera level with the passer and you get a good view of their hands at the same time then OK but it rarely happens.
We need the bunker ruling on LESS things not more. Ruling on forward passes will kill me and I have a family to support.

NRL mull bunker changes for 2021

Yeah its strange . Now i dont see huge numbers of players who stand out at Q Cup level but when you get one it’s pretty obvious.

Why the Broncos need to give Brad Thorn a call

I get a beer, clean out my sock drawer and only come back into the room when my wife yells it’s over.
Watching 15 bunker replays only to hear ‘ insufficient evidence’ is proven to destroy grey matter.

NRL mull bunker changes for 2021

I go to a few Bears games and i always wondered what the hell Fogarty and Page were doing at that level. Fogarty got his chance and nailed it.
I think Page would as well.

Why the Broncos need to give Brad Thorn a call

Agree, he has no idea on what the figures mean.

NRL mull bunker changes for 2021

Yeah, the Ref decides to Refer but can only refer if he rules no try. He can rule no try, obvious dropped ball without referring.
The NRL is finally starting to see that the bunker us eroding the spontaneous enjoyment of a try being scored.
Now they need to drop the truly aweful Captains Challenge.

NRL mull bunker changes for 2021

Well referring only no tries to the bunker is a 50% improvement on what we have now.
If they can stop no tries being referred as well then I think the bunker can work.

NRL mull bunker changes for 2021

Its a funny thing . When you have a side that’s coached to play at the edge of the laws and they lose the penalty count or the six again count then surely that’s only fair.. The six again rule was specifically brought in to Stop the Roosters giving away deliberate penalties on their own line.
I have no problem with tez s taking the fine line approach to the laws it c a n work really well if you get it right, but don’t whinge when it doesn’t work out for you.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 20