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We have to get to a stage that you choose the country you represent first, then the state if applicable, not the other way around. I’d rather see a strong and competitive authentic international series than a second tier SOO solution.

So what if many Pacific stars were born in Australia or NZ: International rugby league is the winner

The Dolphins were awarded an NRL license over other applications because they must have had a superior bid which I assume was based on their ability to field a competitive team, develop juniors and run a profitable operation, etc. I doubt their submission would have included special support from the NRL.

NRL NEWS: Gus slams ‘amateurish’ NRL over Dolphins, Peachey on way out of Tigers, IRL bans trans players

Early days AJ but I’m enjoying seeing the Bulldogs get up. I think Souths will join Knights, Titans and Tigers on the lower end of the ladder. Looks like the judiciary is looking at the damage/injury to the player to determine fine or suspension.

NRL Round 15 talking points: Hit whoever you want, it’s just fine

Good win for the Dragons at home – didn’t they need one! As for Souths, they looked totally clueless in attack and defence. I think the Dragons can continue to improve, and Souths may well be on a long decline.

Demetriou tips Ilias to bounce back after being hooked in Rabbitohs' embarrassing Dragons defeat

Great work Tony! Using the word ‘Gallen’ and ‘thought’ in the one sentence. Tautology at its best.

NRL NEWS: Kaufusi not guilty verdict divides opinion, Williams exits Raiders, Kumuls keen for de Belin

Barrett, Brown, Young & McGregor all ex Dragons and all perhaps thrown into a coaching gig way too early because they were ‘nice blokes.?’

Three NRL coaching vacancies but only one career eulogy to be written (and it's the guy who didn't even get fired)

Apparently Kafusi feels the fine was unfair and wants to appeal? Must have some Scottish blood.

NRL NEWS: Olam re-signs, Naden learns fate, Kaufusi appealing, Haumole to snub NSW for Tonga, Eels keen on Lodge

I gotta say Tony, he does seem to leave each club under questionable circumstances.

NRL NEWS: Olam re-signs, Naden learns fate, Kaufusi appealing, Haumole to snub NSW for Tonga, Eels keen on Lodge

The doc misse it. He was busy placing a bet on QLD once he saw Freddy’s run on side.

NRL NEWS: Wallabies coach's sly 'Lebanon' dig at league, Yeo cleared over concussion, Dolphins nab Titan

I don’t think a faster ruck would have helped. For me the Blues forward were totally out muscled and DCE had a much better kicking game. I thought it was one of the best games I’ve seen in a long time – and one of the best refereeing performances as well.

Origin boilover: Fittler fuming over slow ruck as Slater inspires Maroons to upset over shellshocked Blues

Really enjoyed the article – cheers. I think the criteria is bound to be changed sooner rather than later. Forget NSW & QLD origin, it will be Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, PNG & NZ as to where they were born.

Origin eligibility is never black or white, it's always Maroon

It’s a tough one Paul. How about $15k to the SOO player and $15k to the player from the Reggie’s that takes his place in the firsts? I think there are some other financial advantages in playing SOO in terms of media gigs, sponsorship, etc.

How much is too much or not enough? No easy answer to dilemma of what Origin players should be paid

I’d have to think some significant changes need to happen at the Warriors- not the usual band aid approach. They have a CEO who gets into an argument with their key forward signing outside a pub, and the forward decides he does want to play anymore – and gets a nice payout. They sign a coach who, let’s be honest, would not have been signed by any other club. They have players who don’t want to live in NZ. The best Kiwi talent gets picked up by The Roosters, Storm, etc. even Gus Gould couldn’t see anything there that he could claim as his own success!

'I’m not out of ideas': Brown defends job after Warriors lose fifth on the spin

Yes agree mate. I’m not a Doggies supporter, but I hope they can get through this rabble. Personally I don’t think Gus is the answer. The ne t. Oath will be a ‘Gus Friendly’ which I’m thinking Ricky Stewart, Freddy or Crimaldo. The rest I think are too smart to get involved.

Brad Fittler fine tunes Ferraris well, but has he learnt enough to succeed as an NRL coach?

Doesn’t make sense to go from one coach with wooden spoon credentials to another. Who’s next? Seibold? They haven’t had any applications because they haven’t asked for any. I think the Bulldogs have someone sorted, just can’t announce it yet.

Brad Fittler fine tunes Ferraris well, but has he learnt enough to succeed as an NRL coach?

I also learnt recently that the Warriors won’t accept alcohol sponsorship and have limits on gambling sponsorship. Maybe someone loser to NZ can confirm or not?

NRL NEWS: Browny to stay for now, Maguire facing axe in Tigers' mid-year review, Ben leading Dally M hunt, French's tribute to Mum

The Warriors are a basket case. They change owners, CEOs, coaches and captains every year or so. They should be a powerhouse – unfortunately players don’t want to live their – even ones born there! Gus was going to be their saviour but he bailed out when he realised there was nothing doing that he could claim credit for. How can a country have the All Blacks and then have such a rabble as the Warriors?

NRL NEWS: Browny to stay for now, Maguire facing axe in Tigers' mid-year review, Ben leading Dally M hunt, French's tribute to Mum

I had to Google Suaalii. I think Freddy owed Uncle Nick a favour.

Origin teams: How they'll line up - late changes as final teams announced

Always like a reference to the great Kenny Rogers! Look forward to you next one Tony – know when to walk away – players that should have left but didn’t!

'You’ve got to know when to hold them': The one who got away from your club

Why do we even bother with player and coach contracts? Only winners are the managers who get their % for each new increased contract deal. Bring back the $x payment if the team wins and the $y payment if the team losses or make all contracts on a month to month basis!

'Pony up': Broncos must do whatever it takes to keep Haas as Origin star requests immediate release

Ahh the Grasshopper! I agree mate. I think we have stripped the refs of any personality or opinion.

NRL NEWS: Warriors defend Lodge's $700,000 payout, Hasler facing fine over ref rant

Why don’t we let the refs be interviewed after the game and say things like ‘I’m sick of having to call a scrum because Tom Burgess can’t catch the ball,” or “I wish I could penalise JWH for whinging,’ or ‘fair dinkum, who kicks a ball out on the full from a kick off?” We seem to overlook mistakes by players but bang on about refs for days.

NRL NEWS: Warriors defend Lodge's $700,000 payout, Hasler facing fine over ref rant

Totally agree Mary. The root cause is the commentators looking for refereeing mistakes so they have something to rave on about. There was a time when the commentary spoke about the skills of the attacking team – now they talk about the decision to award a try or not. Get rid of the bunker, have 2 refs and let them make the decisions. And somebody teach commentators how to focus on positives and skills, not errors and mistakes!

Respect for NRL referees? Let's start with media's role in making every decision a drama

Gee the Panthers look good and will be minor premiers. But they can be beaten and will no doubt have some injuries towards the end of the season. Roosters will improve, Souths won’t make the 8, love the Cowboys as “smokies” and I think Parra will be a real chance. Storm have got a lot of players leaving next year to other clubs – I reckon they have lost their mojo.

Can your NRL club win the title if they're not the Panthers? Call me delusional, but...

Bird should buy a lottery ticket. Opps, forget that. He just won it.
Brandon Smith is embarrassed by his teams performance. I think his new nickname should be oxymoron.

NRL NEWS: Bird ends contract delay, Cowboys duo out, Smith 'embarrassed' by Storm, Herbie signs, Hynes surges

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