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Great minds, I guess

Of horizontal finance, sand gropers and the paranoid android: Equalising the NRL

I wonder if the NRL and clubs can’t get together to fund a Strategy firm such as PWC to analyze each club and how it runs. Might give the poorer performing clubs the direction and ammunition to make change. The NRL may have to enforce some of the recommendations though, to avoid it being just another report on the scrap heap.

Of horizontal finance, sand gropers and the paranoid android: Equalising the NRL

If I had to keep brooks in the team I would play him at 6 and Hastings at 7. Like the Titans did with Taylor, allow him to just play his natural game. Doesn’t seem up to taking control of a team and making the right decisions.

Hasting 7, Doueihi 6 would be better though. Spend brooks money elsewhere.

The Wests Tigers' spine conundrum

The chip and chase is one of the most underrated skills in rugby league, should be used more.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

Yeah, so with the ability for a few players to move ahead of the ball (could increase from 2 to make it more interesting) it will give more options than just hitting the ball up in order to make metres which can open the game up and make it less predictable.

The limit of those players though will still make it appealing to run with the ball and the backwards passing will help retain the best parts of the league game which I think is the slick ball movement. Defensive teams may drop off more players to protect the kick which will give more space to run, or vice versa.

The powerful runners will also then have more space to run into if the kick is shutdown, or the play can move on really quickly like it does in the AFL if the kick is successful. Counter-attack from intercepts will be also be a positive feature.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

He would have got a lot fewer super coach points though

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

If that’s what the people want to see, sure, why not?

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

Andrew Fifita?

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

Would certainly be interesting to see how he would go. I wouldn’t want to tackle Paulo, that’s for sure.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

I am not sure I agree Mike.

The ability for some players to move ahead of the ball provides so many options of for the play and releases the laborious structure of most NRL games. Not allowing all players to move ‘off-side’ ensures there is enough space for those players to move into, whilst also providing more space for the defensive line to cover which will create more chances for the passing and running game in the rugby league style.

The passing and kicking options can be used deceptively, as can the multiple ways to score. The try is worth more as it is harder to score a try than a goal.

The tackle count actually creates a sense of urgency and promotion of attacking play as there is limited time to score, while there are now so many more options of the opposition to score.

The knock on won’t apply to a defensive team when receiving kicks, but ball handling skills should still be prioritised to avoid the bees to a honey pot scenario.

The kick-off can be done many ways, so no worries changing that up.

Obviously never going to happen, but I think this would create quite an open, flowing and entertaining game still with some big contact, flowing attacking passing as well as kicking, marking and reading of the play.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

I agree with the comparison in conditioning of ht two codes. But comparing Paulo to Martin is not quite fair. You wouldn’t choose Martin, or any AFL player bar Mumford for that matter, to play in the front row. Martin is no smaller than a Cam Munster or Jack WIghton who are on the larger scale of halves or centres. Paulo runs at the likes of Adam Reynolds, Luke Keary, Sam Walker every week who are much smaller.

This concept is a little different to just a hybrid game where an AFL team will play against an NRL or Rugby team. The teams would be mixed and new and different roles and combinations formed.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

I think you may have just described the AFL, lol. It is a good game though.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

Why so serious? This is a light-hearted thought experiment just for a change of pace. We can still have a little fun here can’t we?

I would say both codes are pretty safe.

What would a hybrid of NRL and AFL look like?

Well right there is a good source of funding needed , with direct interested in the game too. I’m sure he could carve of a slice of that $1.5b promised.

Atlassian would be the perfect naming rights partner to get this up and running.

He is a passionate bunnies fan too so that might even make you happy, GB.

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

You may have been the main contributor to those comments. Hopefully the intent of the article didn’t get lost along the way.

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

Yes I do. Hence the article. I think more people will come in than leave. You and me will still watch our favourite teams, but if there was a presentation of the winner before or after a game, for example, a bunch of others may stay for the game.

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

I am actually and generational die hard Dragons fan as well as a Swans fan, with a decent lean towards rugby league, if that helps.

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

The warriors are certainly the sleeping giant of the comp. The middle rotation is big and AFB is one of the best but I question if they have the mobility to compete with the better teams?
Still have a bit of work to do in the backrow and no hooker or stable spine. I don’t personally see the value in Niukore at that price either. The Warriors already have better options.

Why Warriors' premiership window could be about to open

Another point would be how to replace RTS’s leadership and particularly who will mentor Walsh moving forward? Who else in the squad is an experienced fullback?

Why Warriors' premiership window could be about to open

I am glad a few people are with me.

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

Has there been a more important issue facing us to date though? Would you support this iniative if the NRL implemented it?

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

Thanks for the consideration chuck. I don’t think this will interfere with the footy, so do you think we can have both?

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

Maybe we should launch the Stockholm bears campaign?

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

Agreed Politics is about life as much as sport is IMO

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

On another note, dream on, great song

Why doesn't sport do more about climate change?

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