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Definitely Paul, I think it’s a debate because for so long head contact has been excused by experts and fans as accidental or slipping off the ball. However, the reality is that it’s just plain careless if anything and I understand it’s hard for me to say as an average fan and I definitely think players should’ve been given more time to adjust but the current situation is still better I think rather than continue on with how it used to be for the rest of the season.

I’m not worried about how Origin will be refereed

Exactly Crow, I understand we can’t stamp concussions out of the game entirely but we can prevent unnecessary instances of it occurring which I was I’m in agreeance with the crackdown, and yes I definitely think State of Origin will still be the showpiece Rugby League event.

I’m not worried about how Origin will be refereed

Definitely true Paul although given they are only adopting the six again rules from last year (not including offside) and given Canberra performed well last year I don’t think it’ll be as detrimental but I think there will be a definite advantage to the teams with more NRL players which is typically Australia and New Zealand.

The Kiwis will make it World Cup trophy number two this year

Thanks Paul and very valid points and I think the starting forwards would be okay as those players have shown in their current NRL form they can handle the increased speed of the game. But perhaps interchanging some smaller forwards like a Nikora who could better handle the speed of the game would be better suited to the new rules and as stated in the article the Kiwis definitely have the depth I think compared to previous World Cups but a good point regardless.

The Kiwis will make it World Cup trophy number two this year

Thanks Tony, and yes I agree they lack the x-factor of Australia but Tonga showed in their victory over the Aussies determination and a power game through the middle will likely be enough to upset the Aussies.

The Kiwis will make it World Cup trophy number two this year

Definitely, I think regardless of the result it should fingers crossed be the closest and most entertaining World Cup for years. Especially with adoption of the new six-again rules from the NRL

The Kiwis will make it World Cup trophy number two this year

Very true Albo, although Joey Manu is one of the strike centres of the comp and has shown he can go toe to toe with even the likes of Latrell Mitchell. So again while I’ll concede it is unlikely Australia will be defeated I think the Kiwis are a far better chance than you think.

The Kiwis will make it World Cup trophy number two this year

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