NRL General Discussion Thread - 2019

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

    DCE named captain of the Sea Eagles, J.Trbojevic vice-captain.

    P.S - You wanna throw this in a new General Discussion thread when you get a chance @Super Freak@Super Freak
  1. Broncoman

    Broncoman State of Origin Rep

    They should've gone with J.Trobevich. Strikes me as a real leader of men and would've learnt some stuff playing behind Smith for Australia. DCE has a lot to focus on with his own game and doesn't need the extra responsibility ATM.
  2. Cherry-Evans benefits from having big game experience and playing in position that compliments the role.

    After moving on the old guard, I expect Cherry-Evans to have his best season since 2014.

    In other captaincy news, the Eels have named Tim Mannah and Beau Scott as co-captains. I never liked the idea and it hasn't served the Eels well since they started using it in 2013 with Hayne and Maitua.

    They should have given it to Scott and called it a day. Mannah seems like a great bloke, but he's never relished in the role.
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    Ruben Wiki will be playing in the Auckland Nines.
  3. Apparently Vidot has lost 12kgs over the last couple of months. Looks pretty lean.

  4. Morkel


    So? That inanimate weight, just casually lying on half of a broken banana lounge, was easily able to lasso him.
  5. ivanhungryjak

    ivanhungryjak NRL Captain
  6. An ipod? It's not rocket science.

    Surely he will be able to afford one with the hundreds of thousands of dollars he makes each year.

    I agree with the ban.
  7. That team list Tuesday change is great. Really glad they're doing that, so sick of tipping a team expecting certain players playing, turn it on and it's a completely different side running out there.
  8. I'm all for those changes.

    I'd like them to also allow the 18th man to come into the game if a player is ruled out through concussion mid-game.
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  9. Sproj


    I would too, I think it's fairer.
  10. Morkel


    Yeah that's opening up to be rorted I'm afraid. We already saw exactly how many BS "head knocks" players got last year, purely for the free interchange. Now someone with any injury would just pretend it's a head knock to activate the 18th man.
  11. Sproj


    Of course it does but that's the nature of the beast. The other option is a concussed player as a result of a penalty infringement should be replaceable.

    Of course this puts the onus on the ref and that is NEVER a good idea.
  12. Dash

    Dash NRL Player

    If they are going to introduce the concussion sub, they need to also bring in an independent doctor at each game to perform the concussion assessments.
  13. Good? The rule should extend to injured players. Independent NRL assigned doctors. Make it count as an interchange as it does now, except if it's from a reported offence.
  14. Isn't that the way it's meant to be already?

    I was under the impression that it's only a free interchange if the concussion was brought on by foul play.
  15. I'm pretty sure the period they go off to be tested is a free interchange regardless when it's concussion.
  16. Foordy


    Currently if a player is forced to go for the concussion test, it is a free interchange, it is also a free interchange to get the played undergoing the concussion test back onto the field if he is permitted to return before the 15 mins is up.

    The way to stop clubs rorting this rule (especially since they are all well aware of what it takes to get a player to undergo one of these tests.) is certainly to have an independent NRL doctor at each match and makes the decision on who goes off for a test and also for the independent doctor to perform said test.

    that would solve not only the problem of clubs using the concussion rule to get a free interchange, but also the problem of clubs leaving vital players on the field that should be off getting assessed
  17. Morkel


    Aaaaand then we'll have every player of every club being drilled on how to "fail" a concussion test.
  18. Sproj


    So what? It still isn't fair that some players get taken out by illegal actions and they lose the victim for the rest of the game while the offender is usually penalised but continues to play and MAYBE gets suspended.

    Where is the benefit for the victim's team? We all know no one gets sinbinned or sent off anymore unless they are 30m onside.

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