2022 NRL General discussion

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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 .
Guys I think we found Dan Andrews
 

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Bit of a rambling article, but principal 2 peaks the interest:

 
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Bit of a rambling article, but principal 2 peaks the interest:

Yeah he seems like a guy who doesn't know much about rugby league feeling peeved and left our that he doesn't know much about rugby league.

He had a few good points but I'd trust an experienced former player as a talent scout over someone with a business degree any day.

I might then ask the guy with the business degree to help me balance the cap.
 

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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 .
Waiting for the government to do it for them. No unvaxed will be welcome to play anywhere by kickoff so it'll be vax up or retire.
 

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Waiting for the government to do it for them. No unvaxed will be welcome to play anywhere by kickoff so it'll be vax up or retire.
Asiata already pulled the plug.

Saw something suggesting there was possibility of unvaxed players facing wage reduction of 20% and it not going back into clubs cap… but I’m not sure where that concept came from
 

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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.

They’re on the right track, I would of set it at the halfway line instead of just inside your own 20. Infringement against you in your own half: penalty.
Infringement against you in the opponents half: 6 again.
 

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Kick from a penalty puts you into a much better field position 21-50 than it does 0-20

The 0-20 kick is enough to let you get away from your line without moving you well into the opponents half or even putting you into an attacking position.

I assume they didn’t want to go from all 6 again all the way back to half penalty half 6 again and felt this was a good point to keep mostly 6 again but punishing specifically one of the main abuses
 

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Penalty for early in the set and/or own end would be better than the current system, but it’s still the NRL playing whack-a-mole. Set restart rule has had a negative effect on the game. The way to fix that is to admit that it is a bad change - not to fiddle with it even more.

Removal of scrums for ball in to touch was as great change though. It had a measurable effect on ball-in-play, added to fatigue, and removed “dead time” in the game. Since that rule was carried down to juniors, the change to ball-in-play for u13-u15 games was massive. 1/3 of the game used to be lost for scrums. The only down side to that rule was more posts on here about halves bombing to the winger from 30-50m out all the time (which has become the most common kick in the NRL).

I think extending that to other scenarios should be discussed. E.g. scrums only happen on change of possession. Defending team knocks down a pass = tackle 0 ptb… or something like that. As a spectator of all rugby League games (not just NRL) less scrums per game is a good thing. NRL teams can save up those set moves for the few times per game they get one in good field position.

2pt field goal is a “meh” rule. I don’t see the point but it’s not a factor in 95% of games.
 
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Waiting for the government to do it for them. No unvaxed will be welcome to play anywhere by kickoff so it'll be vax up or retire.
A Carlton player in the AFL just retired. He didn't give a specific reason but he's refusing to get the jab.

Massive call to give away 500k a year.
 

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A Carlton player in the AFL just retired. He didn't give a specific reason but he's refusing to get the jab.

Massive call to give away 500k a year.

Yeah, it's one thing to stand up for what you believe in, it's another to throw away a stupidly high paying job over what the other 95% of the population has already done
 

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Yeah, it's one thing to stand up for what you believe in, it's another to throw away a stupidly high paying job over what the other 95% of the population has already done
That’s called flexible morality. Props to him for sticking to his guns.
 
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The NRL is prepared to accommodate the small number of players who are continuing to hold out against getting the COVID-19 vaccination, in the belief the group’s risk to the competition is “low to nothing”.

 

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The risk to other players probably isn’t that bad, but professional sports people do come in contact with a lot of other vulnerable people through their work.

Oh well. **** the sick
 

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Yeah, it's one thing to stand up for what you believe in, it's another to throw away a stupidly high paying job over what the other 95% of the population has already done
Doing something because everybody else does is the definition of being a sheep.
 

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Doing something because everybody else does is the definition of being a sheep.
No, a sheep is a

quadrupedal, ruminant mammals typically kept as livestock. Like all ruminants, sheep are members of the order Artiodactyla, the even-toed ungulates. Although the name sheep applies to many species in the genus Ovis, in everyday usage it almost always refers to Ovis aries. Numbering a little over one billion, domestic sheep are also the most numerous species of sheep. An adult female is referred to as a ewe (/juː/), an intact male as a ram, occasionally a tup, a castrated male as a wether, and a young sheep as a lamb.
"Doing something because everybody else does"

is not always a bad thing.
 
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