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Just a thought

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Rambo1987, Oct 9, 2012.

  1. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

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    Should the NRL have a Father/Son rule like AFL. I know they have drafts but maybe duduction off the salary cap.

    If they did we could still possible have Jnr Hoppa & Darcy Lussick.

    Mitchell Pearce at the Tigers

    Morris twins at the Dragons

    Brett Finch at the Dragons

    Struggling to find any after them..

    Just a thought..................
     
  2. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Eric Snr & Jnr at the Eels
    Craig & Dean Young at the Dragons
    [hr]
    Oops they've retired :)
     
  3. tookey

    tookey Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    That would mean that we might still have Chad Randall and Brett and Scott Fulton playing for us.
     
  4. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This is the major flaw in the system
     
  5. bones

    bones Bones Knows Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Jaryd Hayne could then end up at Souths.
    Curtis Sironen at the Tigers. Thats if Balmain and Wests Tigers are considered the same club.
    Scott Prince could come to Manly to play with his father Jason King.
     
  6. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Under that system would the Dogs have been forced to take Kane Cleal when they nabbed Noel?

    Maybe there is some merit in the idea.
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I like the AFL father-son rule, the ARLC could do worse then give it a go.
     
  8. Hamster Huey

    Hamster Huey Space Invader Premium Member

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    Don't forget Jamie and Cliffy.
     
  9. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    You all know what Thought did???

    Thought he had a car.... but he only had a horn.
     
  10. Masked Eagle

    Masked Eagle Well-Known Member

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    I reckon the AFL father son rule is a bit of a joke to be honest. AFL like to put it up as something to be proud of as it continues a link between families but there have been plenty of sons who ended up playing at other clubs simply because the fathers club didn't think the player was going to be good enough. They can also only take one a year, which means if a couple of former greats have kids nominate in the same year the club can only take one of them under that rule and hope they get lucky in the draft, unlikely if they are a gun.

    I think its more likely the son of a former player will at least start their career at their fathers club, pending they still live in the area.
     
  11. southsideeagle

    southsideeagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    the only reason the father/son rule is valid in AFL is that they have the draft and it is difficult for players to select the club they start their careers. In NRL the player asks a club for a start or a club approaches a player.
     

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