2022 NRL General discussion

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NRL vaccination holdouts
1 Jason Taumalolo - Cowboys $1 million
2 Addin Fonua-Blake $725,000
3 Nelson-Asofa Solomona - Storm $675,000
4 Josh Papalii - Raiders $660,000
5 Joseph Tapine - Raiders $600,000
6 Api Koroisau - Penrith $475,000
7 Raiders player - $400,000
8 Raiders player - $400,000
9 Dylan Walker - Sea Eagles $375,000
10 Brian Kelly - Titans $320,000
11 Sharks player - $300,000
12 John Asiata - Bulldogs $180,000
13 Tigers player - $150,000
14 Roosters player - $70,000
15 Dragons player - $70,000

Not sure Takakai would be on that much?
 

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Cowboys have brought in JT as a halves coach. Got his work cut out for him?
Might be able to teach Chad to kick it down the fullbacks throat on the 6th tackle 100% of the time rather than 90%
 

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Honestly who cares who it is. People's medical information is supposed to be private and none of anyone's business.
 

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Honestly who cares who it is. People's medical information is supposed to be private and none of anyone's business.
… but he might not be able to play because of it?
Might not be able to play for the Cronulla Sharks, the whole basis of discussion on the forum.
Seems relevant for people who like the Cronulla Sharks to discuss their players.

We discuss other players health all the time.
 

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Honestly who cares who it is. People's medical information is supposed to be private and none of anyone's business.

I agree.

I believe all medical details should be private. I don't know why in this day and age, when a player is taken down the tunnel injured we have a camera following them, live updates from the sideline passing on information from the club doctor, footage in the changerooms of players being tended to, and in some cases, being put in an ambulance.

If a player wishes to talk about their ACL tear publicly, so be it. But anything else the club should just give a estimated time frame and not feel the need to go into details.

Players aren't allowed to call their families from the changerooms to put them at ease, yet we can have Fittler announcing it the Ch 9 commentary team 🤷
 
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Somewhat interesting. Pretty sure a few of us put this idea forward a few months back.
Personally, I think this is a very good tweak to the rule.

SIX-AGAIN TWEAK​

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As if there haven’t been enough rugby league rule changes … now the NRL wants to tamper with the controversial six-again law next season.
Under the new plan, teams will get a penalty inside their own 20-metre zone instead of six-again for when the opposition is offside or caught interfering and slowing down the play-the-ball. This often happens early in the tackle count when teams deliberately give away a six-agains to keep opponents pinned on their own line.
 

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I think early in the tackle count would be better than field position. And the 20m zone is not enough, saw teams doing it way further into the mid-field last season.
 

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I agree.

I believe all medical details should be private. I don't know why in this day and age, when a player is taken down the tunnel injured we have a camera following them, live updates from the sideline passing on information from the club doctor, footage in the changerooms of players being tended to, and in some cases, being put in an ambulance.

If a player wishes to talk about their ACL tear publicly, so be it. But anything else the club should just give a estimated time frame and not feel the need to go into details.

Players aren't allowed to call their families from the changerooms to put them at ease, yet we can have Fittler announcing it the Ch 9 commentary team 🤷

This is a very solid point. Media should be out of the change rooms and family first person called.
 
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I think early in the tackle count would be better than field position. And the 20m zone is not enough, saw teams doing it way further into the mid-field last season.
Nah then teams do it to reset their line defending their tryline.

Maybe a penalty in your own half?
 

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This is a very solid point. Media should be out of the change rooms and family first person called.
I agree the camera of a dude crying in pain/distress in change room is too far.
I believe clubs have two staff eligible two have phones in change room? Maybe they should make sure one is someone who can be with an injured player for a couple mins if needed (not perfect solution but better than none).

In saying that, they know the camera is there and they might get injured but are happy to take the broadcast $$$ - broadcasters want more and more if they are to spend more and more.
Maybe players association should push for that camera not to be used for injured players though.

Think it is a pretty different conversation from whether someone is opting to not be eligible for all games or not.
 

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This is a very solid point. Media should be out of the change rooms and family first person called.
Agree, cameras shouldnt be in the room peering at injured players, even the celebrations etc, should be for the inner sanctum to enjoy imho. Yet its all the $$$$ i guess, and RLPA would have signed off on i guess.
 
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Always remember vividly poor Brent Tate after doing his knee, crying in his dads arms. Little voice in my head saying we shouldn’t be seeing this.
 

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I agree the camera of a dude crying in pain/distress in change room is too far.
I believe clubs have two staff eligible two have phones in change room? Maybe they should make sure one is someone who can be with an injured player for a couple mins if needed (not perfect solution but better than none).

In saying that, they know the camera is there and they might get injured but are happy to take the broadcast $$$ - broadcasters want more and more if they are to spend more and more.
Maybe players association should push for that camera not to be used for injured players though.

Think it is a pretty different conversation from whether someone is opting to not be eligible for all games or not.
Agree, this conversation is not about the player that is declining to be vaxed , it is about protecting the other players , staff , members & fans .

NRL players were fortunate enough to keep being paid during the lockdowns unlike many others & now some players are prepared to think they can keep taking the $$$ but put their team mates & others at risk.

If the NRL had any balls they would have issued a no vax no play mandate & saved the clubs from now having to deal with the problem .
 
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