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Happily married. Still working full time. My younger self played league and cricket and now it's golf and the gym. Love to travel.

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Cricket has successfully introduced 50 and 20 over versions because it’s a world game and played all year round. Cricket has built on this and both versions are now main stream. I can remember seeing a day night game at The SCG and didn’t think it would catch on. White ball under lights and drinks arriving in a golf buggy. How wrong can you be ? The Nines as a one off tournament is seen as a novelty. It comes and goes and is forgotten just as quickly. It can only succeed if the NRL market it as a competition.

Psst, the NRL Nines and All Stars game are coming up

If LM does play fullback it may hinder his representative career. Teddy has a mortgage on the full back spot – barring injury. Having said that though Fittler picks the best players and slots them in positions to suit the team and Meninga has a soft spot for him so that will help. No doubt LM is a quality player although still too often overly aggressive at times and opposition players know that. At The Roosters he had experience aplenty to guide him as he was only a part of the team but given the expectations he now faces he will have to set the example. Souths supporters will be expecting big things and at just 22 I doubt that he can deliver week in and week out.

"I'm not GI": Latrell to blaze his own trail at the Bunnies

Interesting to read the different comments and ideas. Perhaps if we agree to keep scrums but add some controls to give it some legitimacy i.e. players to bind properly and don’t let them break until the ball is caught by the receiver giving the attack time to develop. That one change could cover all the concerns. Just a thought !

What are scrums good for in rugby league?

Hi Paul, I remember those days too, but I also remember some very suspect penalties for not putting the ball in middle etc. I’m not anti scrums entirely but they simply don’t serve the purpose they could as outlined in most other comments. Nothing better then seeing long distance tries or even long breaks. A scrum presents that opportunity but too much is not controlled with the current scrum process. Have you seen an overhead view of a scrum ? What a mess !

What are scrums good for in rugby league?

I’d have to think a bit longer about your ‘2 conference’ idea, but one thing is glaringly obvious, the uneven playing field regarding the draw demonstrates a lack of integrity by the NRL. Yes I know it’s all about TV rights and of course the money, but that’s what you get when ‘the tail is wagging the dog’.

The winners and losers from the 2020 NRL fixture

The issues outlined in the article seem to be prompted by the latest CEO departure. It’s a bit too easy to project doom and gloom for the Sharkies. Most clubs have had issues of some sort over the years and survived. Cronulla has always been a ‘problem child’ but they are still around after 50 odd years. It’s timely to remember a Jack Gibson quote “It all starts in the front office.” That probably best sums up the problem. The best possible response clubs can give is perform on the field.

Cronulla's off-field dysfunction will eventually catch up on the field

Thanks for the welcome. Not holding my breath.

Why the NRL should change the points system

TIGER here ! Sorry my first post was an old subject but it did generate some interesting responses. The only thing we all agree on is Golden Point ( with all it’s flaws ) is here to stay. Happy to accept the 4-3-2-1 point system as a better idea though. Makes sense ! So before I post on another subject is there somewhere I can see past subject posts. Also, how do I create a profile. This could be the start of a beautiful friendship. It’s a written version of my work discussions.

Why the NRL should change the points system