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2014 "All state clubs will be linked to NRL clubs". Manly?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brissie Kid, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +812 / 10
    Can't quite follow what this means.

    All state clubs will be linked to NRL clubs, who will have the option of primary and secondary affiliations. One of the other key recommendations was the staging of a play-off between the winners of the NSW and Queensland cup competitions on grand-final day.
    ''There are 25 other teams now that are going to be part of the NRL system.

    The NRL are saying the 25 NSW and QLD cup teams won't be any of the 16 NRL clubs.

    So must Manly link with a NSW Cup team to place excess Manly NRL players too old for NYC? Which NSW Cup club then?

  2. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

    +4,358 / 66
    Manly has a Nsw cup team.
  3. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +271 / 11
    "That group will also oversee the scheduling of matches, with the prospect of NRL, NSW or Queensland Cup and Holden Cup matches on the same day at the same ground, changing match-day experiences. However, that may not be possible at Allianz Stadium and ANZ Stadium, due to the added costs involved, and other grounds due to logistics."

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/nrl-beefs-up-second-tier-with-108m-injection-20131123-2y2j5.html#ixzz2lTO0uYHB

    So the NRL is pushing for Sydney clubs to abandon their home grounds and play out of Allianz and ANZ but they cannot afford to play the state cup as early matches at these grounds.
  4. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +812 / 10
    I think I get it now.

    A "primary affiliation" is when a NRL club puts their own team in the NSW Cup & a "secondary affiliation" is when the NRL club instead farms their surplus players off to a NSW Cup team like Souths did with Norths, or Roosters to Jets.
  5. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +11,498 / 254
    So they left the problem - NRL Players dropped to Cup sides see it as demeaning, a la George Rose last year :dodgy:

    Reserve Grade would have meant that your were still part of the NRL Conference. It was a stepping stone to First Grade and was treated as such by the Players in the past.

    This State Cup is good for entertaining the Regional/Country Folk, but I believe that the Players relegated to it will rarely get back into their NRL side - unless they were in it due to rehab from long term injury:cool:

    I guess for recruitment purposes, Manly should put in a secondary affiliation Team in NZ and get the Cousins bleeding Maroon and White early:idea:

    The monies are also suspect - $3.6m spread over 25 Clubs barely pays for bandages :-/

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