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What’s Sia’s stance? I don’t want anyone to put words in the man’s mouth, but I’ve looked all over and while Bryce Cartwright has addressed the situation, all I’ve found about Sia and the other Canberra pair is that they said no to the jab and crossed out words in the waiver.
Has he actually said why he won’t take the shot?

I’m desperate for the footy to start but I’ll stand by Sia Soliola

“the money the Queensland government would likely chip in to try and get their own economy going again would be large and should easily allow the NRL to cover any compensation required to be paid to the New South Wales government.”
Realistic solution.
Great read Scotty.

It's time for a Queensland NRL grand final

Thanks for reading it all the way to the end and then commenting. 👍

Points must stand at NRL resumption – because nobody plays to lose

“Life ain’t fair” is like “it’s a free country” or “Karma’s a bitch” – sayings people wheel out when they’re being jerks.
I’ve acknowledged the NRL is an uneven playing field, but it doesn’t need to be any more unfair to exist in these admittedly extraordinary times.

The fundamental flaw in NRL conferences: Blatant unfairness

There’s an entire committee dedicated solely to getting the comp started again. That they try to make it as fair as possible needs to be part of their remit.

The fundamental flaw in NRL conferences: Blatant unfairness

“It is most favoured to have all teams playing out of the same venue and being isolated from the rest of society including families.”
Max, that’s a hypothetical solution to get the season started.
Because they’re all hypothetical solutions at this stage. Nothing is confirmed. The restart date is being debated at Government level, bubbles have been suggested, everyone may play each other once or we could play the full season going until Christmas.
And NRL.com is still reporting that the conference system is being looked at.
I’m not going to call your comment a waste of time, because it’s great that you engage, but try not to be a dickhead.
Also, direct quote from my piece: “Obviously, the NRL is an uneven playing field”

The fundamental flaw in NRL conferences: Blatant unfairness

I appreciate you providing the antithesis to my long-windedness, but you’ll have to be a little more expansive.

The fundamental flaw in NRL conferences: Blatant unfairness

I reckon you’re right! And don’t ever apologise for being a nark on matters such as this.
Has been amended.

Curse of the Buderus: Knights' hooking hoodoo continues

https://knowyourmeme.com/photos/909991-futurama

An early reason for Panthers and Knights fans to celebrate the 2020 NRL season

Oh John, look at you adding comments and clicks. And constantly mentioning Greta Thunberg so as to get me more comments and clicks.
It’s almost – almost – as though I’m pulling your strings.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

I didn’t realise it was your money to take away.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

The song was written in 1878, so federation isn’t when people became “Australian”.
As for the Afghan Cameleers who first turned up in the 1860s? They were here before most of my (white, English) ancestors. It’s their song as much as mine.
But ignoring the people who were here for 60,000 years? They’re not “a group of people within the population”, they’re the traditional owners.
A government doesn’t create a nation. Australia is not young.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

The song was written in 1878. There was no nation then.
A little embarrassing for you.

No need to play the anthem before the NRL All Stars game

“I’m buggered if I’ve ever heard or seen anything of him before here at the ROAR.”
Dude, I met you in person at the Roar Christmas drinks a few years ago.
I’m not going to pretend I particularly matter, but I’ve worked here for the better part of a decade.
Part of the furniture, me.

Raelene Castle's tenure has been a failure – what else did RA expect?

All for that!

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Belittle posters?
“I thought this was a serious article until I read this line.”
Maybe when that’s the depth of your initial contribution to the discussion, you should have a think about what constitutes belittlement.
To continue that line of thought, if a quote from the SCG Trust is what you consider being belittled, well Jim, that’s on you.
In the meantime, I’ll take the SCG’s line about their attractions over your anecdotal suggestions as to what people may like. The people who run one of the world’s greatest sporting venues know what they’re talking about. And seeking to replicate what they consider a star attraction is, therefore, a completely worthwhile endeavour.
Apologies if all this logic has once again made you feel small.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Nah, we should name the bar after Mark ‘Booze’ Hughes.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

In the salary cap? For a statue of a player who retired more than a decade ago?
Think that one through.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

From the SCG Trust: “The Basil Sellers Sports Sculptures Project is one of the most popular attractions within the SCG precinct.”

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Oh, Colombia. Because cocaine is made there. And Andrew Johns admitted to using drugs.
I see what you did there.
Bravo.

Newcastle deserve a statue of Andrew Johns at McDonald Jones Stadium

Blake was at a different club (and a Kiwi international played centre in his place), D Brown had played a grand total of three first-grade games, and Evans didn’t play because he’d been dropped to reggies. The Storm didn’t beat an undermanned side, they flogged the best Parra had to throw at them (sans N Brown). Don’t kid yourself with false equivalence.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Where the coach chooses to play them doesn’t change the fact the choice of troops from Round 9 is essentially the same as this afternoon. The team that lost to the Storm were not viciously understrength.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Right you are, that’s my bad. Story has been updated.

Win or lose today, Parramatta are the NRL's walking dead

Best comment ever.

Giving to Israel Folau isn't patriotic, it's funding fanaticism