NRL General Discussion Thread - 2022

BroncsFan

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Expansion talks have been suspended due to the current COVID situation that could cost the NRL $45 million (to relocate all teams)

according to the CM, this is likely to mean the second Brisbane team will be delayed until 2024 at the earliest.

Vlandys says:

“The analysis of expansion has stopped for the moment,” V’landys said.


“I have said to the clubs that the work on expansion has stopped for the moment, but the work will recommence on it.”

Asked if expansion has been officially delayed until 2024, V’landys said: “We haven’t made a final decision one way or the other.

“That’s all that has happened. Once we can recommence, we will know what direction to take.

“I’m the chairman of the board and it’s not true to say expansion is absolutely off (for 2023). The ARL Commission will make the final decision.

“We have put the tools down on expansion and until we pick up the tools again, I can’t tell you if we will have another team for 2023.

“We have a lot of variables we have to consider, including the current challenges (of keeping the NRL competition alive in Queensland).”

Brisbane Jets bid chief Nick Livermore says:

“I’ve always felt October is the time by which we ideally need to have an answer (on expansion),” he said.

“I believe you can bring in a team within 12 months, but what you need is more time to maximise the opportunity to commercialise the club and drive revenue for a 2023 entry.

“Expansion is historically aligned with TV deals in rugby league, but what we have seen over the past two years shows nothing is normal when Covid is impacting so many businesses, including rugby league.

“The game has a responsibility to its 16 teams and state bodies and I think the leadership has shown they are committed to doing whatever they can to keep the game going.

“If that means any growth strategy for the game has to be temporarily suspended, I don’t think anyone can argue against that to ensure the NRL competition is sustainable.

“The ARL Commission would be aware of the risk factor of delaying expansion too long, especially with the AFL targeting Brisbane’s western corridor, which is the highest-growing population area in Queensland.

“We are at risk of losing ground to the AFL, but that may be a short-term risk we have to take to ensure the game’s stability.”
But Vlando has been telling us the second Brisbane team is a money maker FFS!!

Why wouldn't they want to bring them in to recoup all this covid cash they've lost.

Should be trying to bring them in for 2022!!!

🙄🙄🙄
 

Foordy

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you guys will probably get a kick out of this.

Fox sports are reporting that in order to save costs the NRL wanted to put both Roosters, Eels and match officials on the same flight from Brisbane to Mackay for last nights match.

the clubs refused and after some behind-the-scenes "blow-ups" both clubs negotiated leaving from their respective headquarters on separate planes.

the Sunshine Coast based referees were on the same flight as ... yep, you guessed it the Rorters.
 

BroncsFan

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you guys will probably get a kick out of this.

Fox sports are reporting that in order to save costs the NRL wanted to put both Roosters, Eels and match officials on the same flight from Brisbane to Mackay for last nights match.

the clubs refused and after some behind-the-scenes "blow-ups" both clubs negotiated leaving from their respective headquarters on separate planes.

the Sunshine Coast based referees were on the same flight as ... yep, you guessed it the Rorters.
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Foordy

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While Lang Park was widely considered the favourite to host this years NRL grand final, the MCG is now being strongly considered to host this years decider.

according to the reports, the success of the Melbourne Storm and loyalty to the Victorian Government, who were forced to abandon their hosting rights of State of Origin this year, are two major factors behind the NRL’s interest in shifting the grand final out of Sydney. not to mention the lure of a crowd of 80k in attendance
 

mstreet

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Melbourne may just be the second coming of Christ, but it would be nice if someone else could win for a change. Melbourne, Melbourne, Melbourne.
 

mrslong

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Sucked in to all the Melbourne fans, who actually live in Brisbane. They all thought they’d get a gf here, LOL.
 

Harry Sack

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While Lang Park was widely considered the favourite to host this years NRL grand final, the MCG is now being strongly considered to host this years decider.

according to the reports, the success of the Melbourne Storm and loyalty to the Victorian Government, who were forced to abandon their hosting rights of State of Origin this year, are two major factors behind the NRL’s interest in shifting the grand final out of Sydney. not to mention the lure of a crowd of 80k in attendance

The fact that the only reason the competition is going ahead is because of QLD gets conveniently ignored. Hopefully Anna keeps fucking with the schedule, calling off games and shit until Vlando gets with the program.
 

broncos4life

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I have to hand it to FoxSports and in particular Big League Wrap. After the Broncos having a good win in the QLD derby it must have been a challenge to avoid discussing it. Throw in the extra challenge of filling up an hour of content with 2 less games to report on than usual but they did, an absolutely incredible achievement.

Sometimes you just have stand back and applaud, it is commitment to an agenda that you just don’t often see.
 

BroncsFan

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I have to hand it to FoxSports and in particular Big League Wrap. After the Broncos having a good win in the QLD derby it must have been a challenge to avoid discussing it. Throw in the extra challenge of filling up an hour of content with 2 less games to report on than usual but they did, an absolutely incredible achievement.

Sometimes you just have stand back and applaud, it is commitment to an agenda that you just don’t often see.
I bet they made mention of the correct ruling on a no try to Feldt though
 

Big Pete

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I thought you may have been taking the piss b4l and maybe they touched on it for a minute. But no absolutely nothing but they could find time for the Warriors/Tigers game which was just as irrelevant. Not only covering the game but giving the Warriors a rap for winning it later on in the show.

The only reference was on the tracker which just relayed the score.

All you can really do is just laugh.
 

broncos4life

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I thought you may have been taking the piss b4l and maybe they touched on it for a minute. But no absolutely nothing but they could find time for the Warriors/Tigers game which was just as irrelevant. Not only covering the game but giving the Warriors a rap for winning it later on in the show.

The only reference was on the tracker which just relayed the score.

All you can really do is just laugh.
Ha ha yeah man I was amazed. I got to the end of it and rewound back through it figuring that I just missed it but nope, nothing. It truly is amazing.
 

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