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Yeah I’m specifically talking about club members. It can and will be done..

Corporate boxes to host limited number of NRL fans in NSW

I cant see why limited numbers of club members cant attend as well . Maybe a lottery. How many ?, well that up to the health guys but there has to be a ‘ safe’ number.

Corporate boxes to host limited number of NRL fans in NSW

Cant believe you tipped against the Doggies!!! If Foran plays they should win. The rest you have right but I always worry about the Cows without THE MAN.

The Roar’s NRL expert tips and predictions: Round 4

: Manly v Parra looks a cracker. I like the look of the Brookie boys. They are just so professional plus they have enough stars to get them home. Great match ups all over the place. I just think DCE, Walker and Turbo is better than their opposites.
Cows will find the Sharks tough. No JT 13 so our pack has to step up.
My advice to the Cows ? Get Robson on early before our halves are smashed beyond repair.

NRL Round 4 teams: Foran returns for Bulldogs, no Taumalolo for Cowboys

The forward pack really needs to step up for this one . JT13 is a big out but if we want to play finals, these are the sort of games we need to win.
I agree about Granville by the way and think Cotter is not a bad idea. Green doesn’t think Robson can go 80 and fair enough too, but Jake just can’t pass and our young halves are on the back foot every play. When Robson came on we looked a different a team

NRL Round 4 teams: Foran returns for Bulldogs, no Taumalolo for Cowboys

I have heard he is on 800k. Really?? There are only 16 jobs for head coach. If they had offered 500 k would he have refused snd gone elsewhere. No way.
There are coaches worth this much but not many. It’s just frittering away the club’s money.
Overpay for Ben Hunt . Overpay for the coach. Bring in Flanagan. It’s all very poor.

Dragons finances make replacing Paul McGregor difficult

Complaining about getting from Canberra to Sydney is a bit rich. Plus the fly in teams are winning everything. Maybe its an advantage.

Travel woes incoming for the Raiders

With one exception that’s exactly the way I saw it on the weekend. I would put Manly up there with the Storm, Raiders and Roosters. They were just so professional in that win and they have the stars to win big games.
I think Parra are a rung down but could surprise. Multiple teams below that. Great to have the footy back.

Eels, Raiders and Knights stamp themselves as contenders for NRL 2020

I think you start off well. It is too early to make a decision on the success of the rule
as it will take a while to see the coaches response. You are spot on with this. Intended and actual consequences are often miles apart.
But then you you judge the rule too generous. ???? Surely we have to wait. Maybe its not generous enough!
Then you say the Ref has played a huge part if a try is scored on the 11th tackle. But hundreds of trys have already been scored on the 11th tackle. It’s just that a touch kick or tap was between tackle five and and six. The fact they call it back to tackle one is immaterial. It’s the 11th tackle in a row. The Ref already has that huge impact when they award a ruck penalty.
The only difference now is deliberate ruck infringements are less advantageous as you don’t get the rest.
Give the rule 10 games and we can discuss it again.

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

But shouldn’t we have an ideal to aspire to. ? I thought Sutton was near on perfect on Thursday. Now the Broncs and Parra are not the greatest wrestlers in the comp so its a bit easier to police but if teams go the slow ruck strategy, the Refs have to call it and keep calling it surely. Otherwise we are back where we started.

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

A huge tad under Reffed more likely.

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

True Nat , i dont mention one out running as a criticism necessarily. If it drags the D in then trys will be scored out wide for sure. I just think those people who think the new rules will lead to ‘contract’ style footy are mistaken. As the great Cooper Cronk said , the space is up the middle .

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

I think the rule is good overall. We have to get the wrestle out of the game but as Steve says somewhere here the consequences may be different than you would like them to be. It’s going to mean more one out running against a retreating defense imo. I would love to see some stats on pre and post rule change dummy half runs .

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

What did you think of the games on the weekend. ? I thought the Roosters game and the Storm game were poor by the Refs. Hands all over the ball , the spin around after the held call, the subtle push as the player gets to his feet to put him off balance. All those things that annoy the sheet out of me., And yet only one six again against the Roosters and two against the Storm. .???
The rule is good but some Refs are poor. Will that ever change.?

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

Agree the 10 m was short. There is already talk that the touchies need to do more and they should.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

Unfair advantage . He got to train in the backyard with his brothers.

Seven talking points from NRL Round 3

I must have been watching the game in a parallel universe.

George Williams shines as Raiders steamroll Storm

Congrats Taree, the Raiders were great last night . Their on line Defense was just superb.
I would like to agree with the later part of your comment but the facts don’t make for great reading. The Roosters conceded just one set restart on Fri night . ONE ! They were never losing this game. They were far too good but one ruck infringement ???? Nah.
Last you guys were given the princely sum of two restarts . Two ruck infringements in the whole game??? Nah.
The new rule is wonderful imo but Refs need to be stricter on what isn’t allowed. We can get rid of the wrestle but it’s going to take some guts and surviving some criticism.

George Williams shines as Raiders steamroll Storm

Absolutely Rob. 50 % of the game is D. Slater was the best defensive FB I have ever seen and 90% of his greatness was his positioning. Don’t worry Val will get better. If he can get his positioning right and ups his work rate he will be a superstar.

Green says Holmes is close to his best

I reckon Green is thinking its a bit early for Robson to play 80 and he doesn’t want to burn 2 interchanges on hooker so play Jake for 30 and Robson does the rest. The problem here is we get Jakes poor passing for the first 30 mins of the match and it’s also not the ideal time for him to be running the footy.
I would go Robson 25mins, Jake 25 then Robson 30. When Jake comes on i would tell him to ‘run, Forest , run. ‘
I would reduce Jake as Robson gets fitter, tougher. Gee I’d make a good coach.

Green says Holmes is close to his best

Yeah, look we scored three trys from his passes so its a little rich to complain but we can’t get back into formula play. Better teams will kill us.
Drinkwater was pretty good but he butchered two real opportunities by looking for the floating cut out to the winger when the short ball to ONeill was on. Even their winger Pearson knew exactly what he would do. A smarter player would have gone short or kicked in behind. It’s what separates key position players . Some have a ‘ plan ‘ and follow it to the end. Some have an ‘ idea ‘ and change it quickly when circumstances don’t suit.
Oh and don’t worry about the Broncs. Nothing went their way on Thurs. Six agains, penalties, errors all added up and they were gassed. Won’t happen next time. Still to fight for a top four.

Green says Holmes is close to his best

I agree his D is not where it needs to be but it is getting better. The two sides of defense are positioning and technique. The thing is if you get the positioning right the tackle becomes easier to make. Val can tackle but he is not in the right spots often enough. He will get there I am sure.

Green says Holmes is close to his best

I thought exactly same thing Taree. If it was Reffed like Thursday night, there would have been multiple 6 agains ruled . The ruck speed was noticeably slower last night.
Tonights game is a crucial one. The Storm are champions at slowing the ruck and the Raiders are not too bad either. If the Ref can clean up this game we are on a winner.

Two old foes produce a tough old game

Holmes was always going to be successful. I really can’t believe anyone could doubt that. He is still a few games away from his top though.
He needs to make sure he is there every time a forward makes a half break. That’s the one big difference atm between him and Teddy or Turbo Tom . When he gets fitter there is no excuse . He must be the one on the spot.

Green says Holmes is close to his best

The problem is Rob that sometimes the Ref will know it has been reviewed and will tell the player. Sometimes he will not tell the player.
Sometimes the play will have been reviewed but the Ref doesn’t know it yet and sometimes the initial quick review will turn out to be incorrect when they have a longer look.
It’s impossible to be consistent with this so the best solution is ‘I know nothing.’

Is it okay for refs to help teams in the review process?