-OFFICIAL- NRL Season Recommencing

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In a bit of good news for a change, it appears that Australia is doing really well in terms of dragging down total new infections per day, which has been on a steady decline for the past week:


If this trend holds into early/mid May, I think we will see the NRL pushing for the competition to resume by June 1st with no audiences at the grounds and will remain that way for the rest of the season. State of Origin 2020 will go on to rate its ass off as the hype + boredom of the whole country boils over
😉 Three days later and the trend is holding. We'll be back on the grass by June.
 

Big Pete

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It's not the craziest idea being touted, nobody knows how to handle the situation and all avenues have to be explored. This would be an absolute last resort and the NRL will do everything in it's power to marry the season up with the first two rounds.
 

GCBRONCO

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It's not the craziest idea being touted, nobody knows how to handle the situation and all avenues have to be explored. This would be an absolute last resort and the NRL will do everything in it's power to marry the season up with the first two rounds.
Where does this leave suspensions during these two rounds?
 

Big Pete

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Where does this leave suspensions during these two rounds?
They would still have to be valid.

All the records for those games will count, it would just be kept seperate from this proposed season. So any suspensions would carry over, just like they would for any other season.
 

Foordy

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It's not the craziest idea being touted, nobody knows how to handle the situation and all avenues have to be explored. This would be an absolute last resort and the NRL will do everything in it's power to marry the season up with the first two rounds.
only 2 rounds have been played, so it should be easy to marry the season up with those first rounds as no-one has played someone more than once
 

GCBRONCO

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They would still have to be valid.

All the records for those games will count, it would just be kept seperate from this proposed season. So any suspensions would carry over, just like they would for any other season.
I don't have a problem with them remaining valid provided the results of the first two rounds are as well. I think your entering into grey area there with suspensions if you write off the results of the first two rounds. Your talking about the initial competition of the season that the nrl went ahead with despite the serious health warnings, players got suspended in those two rounds that you can make a strong argument they wouldn't have even been suspended in the first place if the NRL suspended it from the get go.
 
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BroncsFan

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It's not the craziest idea being touted, nobody knows how to handle the situation and all avenues have to be explored. This would be an absolute last resort and the NRL will do everything in it's power to marry the season up with the first two rounds.
The only reason to discount the first two rounds is if they intend to change the number of rounds in the season where they want to start a new 15 round season (so everyone plays each other once)... but that would cost the NRL serious money from the TV rights deal.

I would've thought they would be doing everything in their power to play out the full season for full TV rights money... they were suggesting pushing it into December, etc.

- 23 weeks of the season + finals left (7 months or so) - therefore need to be restarting sometime in May
- 3 games of Origin - they would want this near the end of the year (if there is potential for crowds to come back) and could be played over 2 weeks Sunday/Sunday/Sunday

Based on that it's getting pretty tight... but I would think they would start cutting the games at the end of the draw, where teams start playing each other for a second time
 

Big Pete

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only 2 rounds have been played, so it should be easy to marry the season up with those first rounds as no-one has played someone more than once
It depends on a few factors, namely the conference system and whether or not the Warriors will be able to take part.

They're trying to make as few changes as possible but if more roadblocks are thrown in their way they're prepared to begin a new.

I don't have a problem with them remaining valid provided the results of the first two rounds are as well. I think your entering into grey area there with suspensions if you write off the results of the first two rounds. Your talking about the initial competition of the season that the nrl went ahead with despite the serious health warnings, players got suspended in those two rounds that you can make a strong argument they wouldn't have even been suspended in the first place if the NRL suspended it from the get go.
Yeah I think there's every effort to resume as is. With that said, those results aren't being taken off the record books, they just happened in the 113th season which was abandoned. Just like any other season, things that happened in that season would carry over.
 

broncos4life

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It's not the craziest idea being touted, nobody knows how to handle the situation and all avenues have to be explored. This would be an absolute last resort and the NRL will do everything in it's power to marry the season up with the first two rounds.
Do you honestly think they will do everything in the power to stop it from happening? Their favourite club with the most influential person in the game as chairman are 0/2 in a season where they have the chance to go 3 in a row. I believe they will piss and moan and make it seem like the genuinely considered every other option and had no choice, but the second this happened they knew what they were going to do. I’m sure Uncle Nick made the call the day the comp was suspended.
 

theshed

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Do you honestly think they will do everything in the power to stop it from happening? Their favourite club with the most influential person in the game as chairman are 0/2 in a season where they have the chance to go 3 in a row. I believe they will piss and moan and make it seem like the genuinely considered every other option and had no choice, but the second this happened they knew what they were going to do. I’m sure Uncle Nick made the call the day the comp was suspended.
Despite my love for a conspiracy, yes I do think they will try. The integrity of the game is at stake.
 

Big Pete

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Despite my love for a conspiracy, yes I do think they will try. The integrity of the game is at stake.
Exactly, the only way this idea ever sees the light of day is if the competition needs some major re-tooling that it doesn't resemble the same competition as the first two rounds of the competition.

Also I thought Souths were the NRL's favourite club?
 

GCBRONCO

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Melbourne, Souths, Rorters take your pick. In saying that the Storm wouldn't benefit from it, for a change.
 
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broncos4life

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Exactly, the only way this idea ever sees the light of day is if the competition needs some major re-tooling that it doesn't resemble the same competition as the first two rounds of the competition.

Also I thought Souths were the NRL's favourite club?
No, not in my opinion. It has always been the Roosters. But even then they are one from two so it is not like they would be against the idea. Interesting that Robinson and Wayne are apparently heavily involved in this project. For an organisation that we are meant to believe gives a shit about the integrity of the game it is a pretty bad look at the very least.
 

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