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The grand final has traditionally been in Sydney that’s where the game has flourished and the best QLD players joined the Sydney Competition because that’s where the money was and that’s where the best players were. Don’t try and elevate QLD to the same level

Politicians, NRL, get off your soapbox and take notice: We don't really care where Grand Final is held

Grand Final should always be in Sydney. It’s the home of rugby league and most of the teams come from Sydney. If Brisbane wants to host big events like the GF it needs to build a bigger stadium. 80,000 seats only bettered by the MCG. Keep the tradition of a Sydney GF alive instead of moving it around it would ruin the occasion

Politicians, NRL, get off your soapbox and take notice: We don't really care where Grand Final is held

Edwards is a great fullback, just playing in era of other great fullbacks. He’s the Stuart MacGill of fullbacks. You watch him and he is going ok nothing special then by the end of the game he’s ran for 300m, scored a try, set up 2, and a couple of line breaks.

Round 23 Preview Questions: Storm stuffed up Munster deal? Rabbits real deal? Broncos making up numbers?

With the, let’s say, modest team they’ve assembled, the Dolphins will struggle in 2023. Munster is currently playing for a very successful Storm team, arguably the most successful team in the NRL era. I don’t think all the money the Dolphins throw at him will be enough.

Round 23 Preview Questions: Storm stuffed up Munster deal? Rabbits real deal? Broncos making up numbers?

Mary was the same. Had a group of 20 players that played NRL regardless of form or team performance. There’s some decent players on reserve grade I’d love to see get a game in the NRL

Round 23 team lists Late Mail: Manly trio out for season, Moses early return, late Knights duo stood down, Latrell OK

Definitely Saints. Scored vast majority of his tries there and was younger, faster there. At Roosters he was reliable without being an explosive winger

Forget the best, here's the rest: St George’s second greatest team of the century

Stuck in reserve grade all season despite Woods getting regular NRL time. Kerr is a decent player but for some reason has fallen way down the pecking order this year. I have no idea why

Round 23 team lists Late Mail: Manly trio out for season, Moses early return, late Knights duo stood down, Latrell OK

Have you seen our attack this year? I’m surprised he’s not asleep at the 20 minute mark

Round 23 team lists Late Mail: Manly trio out for season, Moses early return, late Knights duo stood down, Latrell OK

I’d have Barrett on the bench of the original team and Matt Cooper ahead of Gasnier. More tries, more games, better defensively

Forget the best, here's the rest: St George’s second greatest team of the century

Exactly. Any fine less than $1000 is loose change and achieves nothing

Everything is not fine: Ricky Stuart’s punishment confirms the NRL’s financial penalties are a joke

I’m fairly certain NRL players aren’t sole traders lmao

Everything is not fine: Ricky Stuart’s punishment confirms the NRL’s financial penalties are a joke

Appreciate Manly playing the Titans into some red hot form ahead of the Dragons game. Both sides have nothing to lose. Should be a good game

NRL 2022: Round 23 preview

The minimum wage for a full time NRL player is something like $90,000.

Everything is not fine: Ricky Stuart’s punishment confirms the NRL’s financial penalties are a joke

There was a player this week escaped suspension and was fined $750. Really? Should have been 10 times that at least

Everything is not fine: Ricky Stuart’s punishment confirms the NRL’s financial penalties are a joke

The CHN push should have been a penalty but even if they won the Dragons’ finals chances were probably shot. Terrible for and against and relying on other results. It was a bad call by the ref at the end. Penalty and probably a sin bin. Somehow it’s neither

Deja vu drama as Dragons denied chance to take Raiders to golden point by last-second call

McKinnon’s best years were at the Warriors

The ones who got away: South Sydney Rabbitohs

Sadly that’s exactly how it will play out. Sullivan won’t want to sit in reserve grade for the next couple of seasons not even getting a bench spot as apparently Mbye offers more. I’d actually prefer he leave to show his potential.

NRL News: Payten - Cowboys owe Green 'great debt', Dragons to splash cash for Hunt, Manly support Fainu

I don’t know that they are a long way off. Against the Cowboys it was 16-8 with 15 to go. Another couple of wins this year and they are equal 8th with a better points differential.

Why Dragons should not be in Hunt to extend Ben’s contract despite Dally M contender's career-best form

McInness was just a younger version of McCullough. Limited attacking threat out of dummy half but solid defender. No passing or kicking game

Why Dragons should not be in Hunt to extend Ben’s contract despite Dally M contender's career-best form

Suburban grounds cost a lot of money to maintain and they don’t have the facilities to cater for large crowds. If you want to spend 45 minutes waiting in line for a coffee at half time that’s on you. Moore Park is the way forward.

Is Leichhardt Oval equipped to host professional sport?

Good idea. One off games at places like Leichhardt, Kogarah and Belmore would sell out. The new stadium at Moore Park looks fantastic and should be used by the Roosters, Souths, Sharks and Dragons as the home of rugby league in Sydney. CommBank can then be used by the 4 western Sydney teams. Not sure about Manly as their fans don’t travel.

Is Leichhardt Oval equipped to host professional sport?

Munster is easily better than Mitchell and Manu. He’s a top 3 player alongside Cleary and Teddy. Hunt is in career best form and deserves his spot. Adam Reynolds would round out my top 5.

The top five players in the NRL

If the Bulldogs are interested in Jayden Sullivan they would be wise to hold off on re signing Flanagan. If Ben Hunt commits to the Dragons, you couldn’t blame Sullivan for looking elsewhere. Would be a great pick up

Every NRL club’s players who will be targeted in the November free-for-all (Part 1)

On the back of the incident at Leichhardt Oval where a railing collapsed and fans fell face first onto concrete, I think the timing of this article is interesting. I also attend every game at WIN Stadium cheering on the Dragons but understand that the club makes no money hosting games there. Suburban grounds are great for nostalgia but the bigger stadiums with excellent facilities are the way forward

'Wouldn't have been achieved at an 80,000-capacity stadium': The value of suburban grounds

We were probably done even if we won. For and against usually the deciding factor and ours hasn’t been good for some time.

Patched up Sharks down Dragons - and Tariq might have played last game after horror shot

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