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In my years of following league

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by eagles2win, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen a more stupid idea ever.

    A U20's Origin, it reeks of desperation from the ARL to keep players to play for the Kangaroos and tying up player's to not play for either where they come from or heritage despite never really have an actual chance of playing for them.

    All league fans should see through the this ploy.
     
  2. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It's right up there with the indigenous-all stars game in the stupid idea stakes.
     
  3. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    In saying that origin actually evolves meaning that blokes that are eligible to play origin can play and go back and play for the other countries
     
  4. eagleE

    eagleE Active Member

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    Gotta be joking. The future is about playing top class football similar to the super 15 rugby. The nrl will be the lower tier comp. There will be more money in this with gate takings, sponsorship and tv rights. It is only a matter of time before we have a north and south island NZ in the origin creating a 4 way comp. I love the concept and think it will be good for league.
     
  5. dowdz

    dowdz Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is the winner for me.
     
  6. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Great game if you like injuries before the REAL games get on

    Do a ****ing outreach round where you go to places with a high population of aboriginals,dont waste players time in a mickey mouse game

    Do it in "Close the gap" round,it would be an instant hit and that **** game would forever be forgotten
     
  7. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Would suggest the indigenous population feel differently about the game[hr]
    Forgot to mention had a mate who does work as part of it - the amount of work they did with indigenous kids is massive...and it has a huge impact (it is a whole week of activities not just the game)
     
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  8. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Is it really much different to the NSW v Qld U18s they play now ?

    Saw one of those last year, biff galore
     
  9. jjai

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    Who cares QLD`ers fu*n use New Zealanders, Papua New Guinean`s anyway plus New South Welshmen .
     
  10. The Eagle

    The Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I like how you ignored the point of the post,change it so the round is played in aboriginal areas for close the gap round,so much better
     
  11. Masked Eagle

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    I seriously doubt the motive behind the concept is to keep players tied to the Kangaroos. Its just another showcase game they can sell for television. I love Origin and as Kiwi Eagles has said, the passion definitely exists in the junior games so I'd definitely watch it.

    As for the All Star game, it does raise a lot of money for indigenious charities. Players who play in this game would normally be playing in another trial game so the risk of injury isn't any worse IMO.
     
  12. arty

    arty Active Member

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    And also the under 20's.
     
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  13. lsz

    lsz Well-Known Member Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You honestly think it is commercial possible to move games during the season for all clubs?

    Where would the games be played? Are there enough grounds of NRL standard?
    Which clubs would be happy to move their games unless their income was protected?

    Nice idea in theory but not practical
     
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  14. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Bring back reserve grade please. The U20s is Mickey Mouse touch.
     
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  15. Andrew..

    Andrew.. Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Yep, I agree DSM...with all this talk about getting the crowds back it's got to be a winner for the NRL.
     

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