NRL General Discussion Thread - 2020

Foordy

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Mary McGregor has resigned from the Dragons. Fridays match will be his last in charge. Dean Young will be the interim coach for the remainder of the season.

his position likely became untenable when the club created a "selection committee" to chose the teams for him, lol

2020 has been a graveyard for coaches. by my count 4 coaches have been sacked or "reseigned" with likely a 5th before the pre-season starts
 

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I have to ask why Joey Leilua is permitted to return to the Tigers bubble (after leaving it for family reasons) without undertaking 14 days isolation ... but seibs has to go into isolation after leaving ours for similar circumstances
 

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I have to ask why Joey Leilua is permitted to return to the Tigers bubble (after leaving it for family reasons) without undertaking 14 days isolation ... but seibs has to go into isolation after leaving ours for similar circumstances
Given the whole thing was like 8 hours apart I'd assume he never actually "left the bubble". He probably had some sort of family emergency that didn't eventuate.
 

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After the Warriors have sacrificed so much to ensure that the 2020 season continued, the NRL are repaying them be by banning their naming rights sponsor, Vodaphone. this is likely to cost the Warriors more than $1 million a season.

this is due to a conflict with an NRL major sponsor Telstra.

Vodaphone have had an association with the Warriors for 22 years

 

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WTF did Jesse Bromich do to cop.a suspension.
I've watched 10 or more times and can't see what the issue is.
It's been labelled a hip drop but **** me it looks like a regular tackle.
Can someone clarify ???
 
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Big Pete

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They ran through it on the NRL.com website. Supposedly clubs were warned about players dropping their body weight onto the lower extremities of their opponents and Bromwich happened to be a copybook example. It's just another form of a cannonball tackle, a completely lazy and potentially dangerous tackle.

I can't say I even noticed it and wouldn't have picked up on anything if Ikuvalu didn't react.

Proctor found guilty for a bite and Shaun Johnson could find himself in trouble.
 

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They ran through it on the NRL.com website. Supposedly clubs were warned about players dropping their body weight onto the lower extremities of their opponents and Bromwich happened to be a copybook example. It's just another form of a cannonball tackle, a completely lazy and potentially dangerous tackle.

I can't say I even noticed it and wouldn't have picked up on anything if Ikuvalu didn't react.

Proctor found guilty for a bite and Shaun Johnson could find himself in trouble.
So Josh Jackson does an extreme version of it last week on Munster ,which I thought at the time may be deliberate, and this week it's a "hip drop" .
It's a good thing it has been identified but like Payne Haas being done for a crusher, when some very dangerous examples have gone unpunished, the NRLs timing is suspicious.
 
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After the Warriors have sacrificed so much to ensure that the 2020 season continued, the NRL are repaying them be by banning their naming rights sponsor, Vodaphone. this is likely to cost the Warriors more than $1 million a season.

this is due to a conflict with an NRL major sponsor Telstra.

Vodaphone have had an association with the Warriors for 22 years

I hope the NRL is finding them a suitable replacement
 

Foordy

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apparently Meninga is also facing a fine from the NRL for comments around Proctor's judiciary hearing
 

Big Pete

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So Josh Jackson does an extreme version of it last week on Munster ,which I thought at the time may be deliberate, and this week it's a "hip drop" .
It's a good thing it has been identified but like Payne Haas being done for a crusher, when some very dangerous examples have gone unpunished, the NRLs timing is suspicious.
In the case of Jackson the first point of contact was around the shoulders, Munster nearly brushed him off until Jackson held on and got jumbled up. What the NRL appears to be looking at is group tackles where the third defender comes in late and targets the lower leg of his opponent with a twisting motion.

Fuiamono's effort on Paulo paints a clearer picture. It also received a higher grading which looking at the two appears to be fair.

I can't believe Jarome Luai received nothing for his head stomp on Nikorima. Accident or not, what he did was dangerous and could have easily been avoided. I don't even buy that it was entirely an accident, I don't think he cared about the wellbeing of his opponent, otherwise he would have adjusted his line accordingly. I believe he took the odds to it, he wasn't going to let Nikorima compromise his chase, if he stomped on him, so be it.
 

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I can't believe Jarome Luai received nothing for his head stomp on Nikorima. Accident or not, what he did was dangerous and could have easily been avoided. I don't even buy that it was entirely an accident, I don't think he cared about the wellbeing of his opponent, otherwise he would have adjusted his line accordingly. I believe he took the odds to it, he wasn't going to let Nikorima compromise his chase, if he stomped on him, so be it.
Personally I wouldn't have been overly surprised if he'd been suspended, but I do personally think the slowed down replay does to a large extent make it look more avoidable than it probably was in reality. The fact it happened so close to the in goal as well means he only had eyes for the ball, which is probably quite a difficult instinct for a lot of players to ignore. I accept he was possibly a bit careless or reckless but I think in full speed it is honestly a decision made in a fraction of a second and it's very hard to be be too harsh on someone for an outcome under those circumstances.
 

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Personally I wouldn't have been overly surprised if he'd been suspended, but I do personally think the slowed down replay does to a large extent make it look more avoidable than it probably was in reality. The fact it happened so close to the in goal as well means he only had eyes for the ball, which is probably quite a difficult instinct for a lot of players to ignore. I accept he was possibly a bit careless or reckless but I think in full speed it is honestly a decision made in a fraction of a second and it's very hard to be be too harsh on someone for an outcome under those circumstances.
Nah the video is damning IMO , you can see his stride change and he lifts his leg higher. Players are so good at making things look possibly accidental.
 

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I can't believe Jarome Luai received nothing for his head stomp on Nikorima. Accident or not, what he did was dangerous and could have easily been avoided. I don't even buy that it was entirely an accident, I don't think he cared about the wellbeing of his opponent, otherwise he would have adjusted his line accordingly. I believe he took the odds to it, he wasn't going to let Nikorima compromise his chase, if he stomped on him, so be it.
Any video of the incident? Or if you remember roughly what point in the game it was I'll find it on Kayo.
 

Big Pete

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Any video of the incident? Or if you remember roughly what point in the game it was I'll find it on Kayo.

Again, I don't think he deserved a serious suspension, but nothing? No penalty? No warning from the match review committee?

It actually looks worse than I remember. Nikorima puts a fair body shot, Luai even appears to look at him hit the ground and then proceeds to step on the back of his head anyways. It wasn't like Nikorima moved his body at the last second, Luai just stomps on him.
 

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Again, I don't think he deserved a serious suspension, but nothing? No penalty? No warning from the match review committee?

It actually looks worse than I remember. Nikorima puts a fair body shot, Luai even appears to look at him hit the ground and then proceeds to step on the back of his head anyways. It wasn't like Nikorima moved his body at the last second, Luai just stomps on him.
100% charge worthy for mine. It's certainly not less worthy than careless high tackles.

I see it the same way as you, it's pretty damn obvious he did it on purpose because he couldn't be bothered changing line. Almost exactly like a reckless high tackle because players get a bit lazy and slip, but this is less excusable. I would actually think a reckless charge is fair in that instance.

You have to wonder if they actually make a call not to charge incidents like that, or if it just slips through undetected.
 

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