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Forgot about the Art Galleries and Space Centre :)
But agreed , nice place to visit for a long weekend , wouldn't like to live there .
 
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Many Micro Brewery's in and around main City .
Great variety of foods
Girlie bars etc
A weekend away with mates
What's not to like about cheering on Sharks in Canberra , apart from the Raiders fans and the Clap ?
Straight to fishwick for the after party 😂
 

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Some preseason pics are up on FB (and probably other places) with youngins training under Fitz, Pricey and Hannay
 

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Just saw this on Zerotackle. Nothing major as far as news goes, however, and has perhaps already been read by those here.

Is just about Meninga and Origin. Really not sure why the NRL do this. Make it black and white, if you're Australian coach or in a role that is in conflict of allowing you to be apart of some other entity, then it is a no.

The conditions of this is that he is not meant to have direct contact with Slater. Please. Of course he will still have contact. SMS, phone call, write things down and have someone pass it along. NRL are good at creating grey area.

Meninga's job with the ARL meant him joining Queensland Origin camp would lead to a clear conflict of interests, something the ARL weren't having as they knocked back the QRL's original approach.

According to The Australian though, Meninga has now been cleared to work on a senior advisory board, provided he doesn't have direct contact with new Queensland coach Billy Slater.
 

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Just saw this on Zerotackle. Nothing major as far as news goes, however, and has perhaps already been read by those here.

Is just about Meninga and Origin. Really not sure why the NRL do this. Make it black and white, if you're Australian coach or in a role that is in conflict of allowing you to be apart of some other entity, then it is a no.

The conditions of this is that he is not meant to have direct contact with Slater. Please. Of course he will still have contact. SMS, phone call, write things down and have someone pass it along. NRL are good at creating grey area.
Get Flanno to foward the emails to create some extra subterfuge.
 

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REST OF THE DRAW OUT TOMORROW

The NRL have confirmed the full draw for the 2022 season will be revealed on Tuesday.

The competition is set to take on the same format as 2021, and for the last time ahead of the Dolphins joining for 2023 and forcing a bye to be included in all rounds.

2022 will see 25 rounds once again, with each team playing 24 games and receiving a bye during the Origin period, which will once again see half the teams play before Origin 1, and the other half before Origin 3, while the second game will grant all teams a week off as it is played on a Sunday night in Perth

Round 1
Thursday, March 10, 8:05pm - Penrith Panthers vs Manly Sea Eagles at BlueBet Stadium, Penrith
Friday, March 11, 6pm - New Zealand Warriors vs St George Illawarra Dragons at Moreton Daily Stadium, Redcliffe
Friday, March 11, 8:05pm - Brisbane Broncos vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
Saturday, March 12, 3pm - Canberra Raiders vs Cronulla Sharks at GIO Stadium, Canberra
Saturday, March 12, 5:30pm - Sydney Roosters vs Newcastle Knights at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Saturday, March 12, 7:35pm - Wests Tigers vs Melbourne Storm at Commbank Stadium, Parramatta
Sunday, March 13, 4:05pm - Parramatta Eels vs Gold Coast Titans at Commbank Stadium, Parramatta
Sunday, March 13, 6:30pm - North Queensland Cowboys vs Canterbury Bulldogs at Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

Round 4
TBC - Melbourne Storm vs Canterbury Bulldogs at AAMI Park, Melbourne
TBC - Penrith Panthers vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at TBC

Round 6
Saturday, April 16, 7:35pm - Melbourne Storm vs Cronulla Sharks at AAMI Park, Melbourne

Round 7
Monday, April 25, 4:05pm - St George Illawarra Dragons vs Sydney Roosters at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Monday, April 25, 6:30pm - Melbourne Storm vs New Zealand Warriors at AAMI Park, Melbourne

Round 9
TBC - Wests Tigers vs Manly Sea Eagles at TBC

Round 25
Friday, September 2, 7:55pm - Sydney Roosters vs South Sydney Rabbitohs at Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney
 

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Imagine waiting all off season for round 1 and your team has the bye
 

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Would suck. Kind of useless getting it in the first 6-7 rounds I would have thought.
Yeah you'd want to be at least middle third of season I reckon, halfway or later even better.
Depends on origin fixtures too I guess, if there will be split rounds that cause more byes or not.

Maybe that is the punishment for the spoon? Round 1 bye?
 

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Yeah you'd want to be at least middle third of season I reckon, halfway or later even better.
Depends on origin fixtures too I guess, if there will be split rounds that cause more byes or not.

Maybe that is the punishment for the spoon? Round 1 bye?

I wish there were more consequences for finishing last then just a wooden kitchen utensil.

Letting down your fans who are pumped for the new season by being told your not required for round 1 would be a good start. ;) ;) :D :D
 

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I wish there were more consequences for finishing last then just a wooden kitchen utensil.

Letting down your fans who are pumped for the new season by being told your not required for round 1 would be a good start. ;) ;) :D :D

Guaranteed mid-ladder finish after Rnd 1, some teams would kill for that
 

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I wish there were more consequences for finishing last then just a wooden kitchen utensil.

Letting down your fans who are pumped for the new season by being told your not required for round 1 would be a good start. ;) ;) :D :D
Not a bad idea at first glance. Wonder if it might be a bit unfair though. Would imagine the first round would be one of the higher viewed games of the normal season. Could have a bit of an impact on their wallet, making a **** team even shitter
 

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Not a bad idea at first glance. Wonder if it might be a bit unfair though. Would imagine the first round would be one of the higher viewed games of the normal season. Could have a bit of an impact on their wallet, making a **** team even shitter
Off the top of my head I can't think of a more 'fair' option though.
NRL wouldn't want any top teams or big market teams to cop the first round bye, taking turns won't work as there will be 18+ teams before everyone has had a turn anyway so that's not fair.
Draw isn't random or even so NRL has full control over who gets bye unless they put it in the hands of the teams themselves by saying spooner gets an extra week of preseason.
 
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