NRL General Discussion Thread - 2018

Discussion in 'Rugby League Talk' started by Unbreakable, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. Sproj


    If only this weren't true.
  2. cakeGG

    cakeGG NRL Player

    The Roosters have apparently hired cap auditor Ian Schubert to manage their sombrero.

    Is the NRL this **** stupid? How can they not see all the blatant corruption seeping out of the game? Then they wonder why so many fans are leaving the game.
  3. 1910

    1910 State of Origin Rep

    He hasn't worked for the NRL since 2013.
  4. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain

    When you're plotting revenge against your arch enemy but then he texts you, "We all good?"
  5. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain

    On NRL 360 tonight, Kent said that he rang around a few clubs today after trying to find out whether Titans breached rules by talking to Cartwright before the last year of his contract.

    He was sent a copy of the rules and, lo and behold, clubs are allowed to talk to players whenever they like. There is no such thing as the November 1st rule (other than actually signing a contract) and Rothfield was clueless about this as well. A few of us on here have been saying for a couple of years that this is the case.

    These are two of the supposedly knowledgeable senior journalists of the game.
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  6. The 1st of November rule is not, and has never been about talking to the player, but registering a contract with the NRL, which cannot be done prior to a year before a player's existing contract ending.

    Still, I bet you this will rear its head up again... it always does!
  7. Lol.

    In an incredible twist to the fairytale homecoming that is Benji Marshall's return to the Wests Tigers, the veteran playmaker has been named as one of five co-captains selected by coach Ivan Cleary.

    Cleary struggled to find the adequate terminology to describe how the shared leadership system would work, but essentially he will tinker with tradition as he looks to get the best out of a group of players now handed the task of setting a culture at a club looking for positive influence. can reveal Marshall is one of three off-season recruits who have done enough to convince Cleary they are worthy of the leadership role at the club, with former Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs five-eighth Josh Reynolds and ex-St George Illawarra Dragons prop Russell Packer among the five-man group.

    Wests Tigers stalwart Chris Lawrence and Kiwi lock Elijah Taylor, the two candidates most assumed would battle it out for the sole skipper responsibility, are also part of the captaincy circle chosen by Cleary.

    "I just think it's the right model for us right now," Cleary told

    "When we started this pre-season it was pretty obvious straight away that there was no real pecking order. There was no set culture to adhere to. It was all new.

    "That was what I wanted it to be like and that's just how it panned out. In the absence of leadership, we didn't have a captain so it was always going to be interesting to see where the leadership came from."
  8. Sproj


    Oh my gosh, that's just trolling the NRL. Can you imagine, five people in the refs' faces...none of them as successful as Smith in getting their own way either.


    Step 1: Taylor stares at the ref.
    Step 2: Marshall tries to 'bro' the ref up.
    Step 3: Lawrence tries to use lawyer talk
    Step 4: Reynolds stands behind and trips the ref
    Step 5: Packer stomps on the ref now on the ground

    Interesting model
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  9. Tom

    Tom NRL Captain

    So this pretty much confirms Benji is gonna be in the 17. Packer and Reynolds as captains is very interesting, never would have picked it.
  10. Foordy


    Here are the key words to that article ... just what the NRL were looking for.

    put your house on the Tigers for the premiership this year :porthozthinksthisishot:
  11. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

    Cos there the guys to lead by example lol
  12. Marshall: Ok guys we are going to take a vote on if we are going to take the tap or go for the 2 points.
    Taylor: go for the two
    Marshall: Go for the tap
    Lawrence: No we are going for the two
    Reynolds: What are you thinking? we are going for the tap and that is final.
    Marshall: look its 50/50 and it's down to Packer to make the final vote.
    Packer: I didn't sign up for this job!
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  13. Astro

    Astro QCup Player

    Makes sense, last time packer kicked for two he only got one.
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  14. Morkel


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  15. soup


  16. Much easier way to determine who should be captain.

  17. Sproj


    The Tigers wouldn't have the option, Reynolds would have already taken the tap and run.
  18. Broncs_Fan

    Broncs_Fan NRL Player

    Lockyer has had some kind of hair treatment. Is sporting hair! LOL.
  19. soup


    Hah, yeah I noticed too. Think he just grew it tbh and it’s darker because he isn’t running around in the sun all day. Wally, standing beside him, made Locky look like cousin it in comparison.

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