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NRL - lessons learnt?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by TerryRandall, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. TerryRandall

    TerryRandall Well-Known Member

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    Find it hard to believe no one at the NRL has suggested that there is anything than can learn from or improve on as a result of Friday night. They run an organisation where an all-in sideline brawl can occur but there is nothing than can, should or will do in future to prevent it re-occurring. Isn't there something about "duty-of-care" in all of this? Once again, zero proactive leadership.
     
  2. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    If I was the NRL Boss I'd bring the following in straight away.

    "When an onfield fight or brawl occurs if any player or players are sin binned or sent off they are escorted from the field of play by either a touch judge or the pocket referee. The clock is stopped and the game does not recommence until all officials are back on duty. If any interference occurs withthe aforsaid player and match official whilst the player is being escorted off an immediate ban of ?? weeks will be levied"

    Simple and would stop what happened on Friday from ever occuring again, and if you look back in highsight this SHOULD have been introduced from the moment Dowling and Tamati has their fight back in the 70's or 80's.
     
  3. eagle-rock08

    eagle-rock08 Active Member

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    I agree with the content.

    But we know what the NRL really stands for - No Real Leadership.

    I have commented on the leadership or lack thereof before. The NRL seems to be the old type of company board (like and old boys club) that doesn't even take into account any of the other stakeholders. Namely the fans or the clubs but simply listens to only their point of view and pats each other on the back saying they are doing a good job regardless of what the 'ill-informnd' and 'unwashed' masses think.

    This is obvious when the NRL took no action during the brawl between Newcastle and Canterbury on Saturday. Further there was no real leadership with regard to Slater and DCE tackle of the 73rd minute of the Friday night match.
     
  4. Stevo

    Stevo Well-Known Member

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    I also actually think that just out of good judgement after a brawl both teams should be made to retreat to their own tryline or at least 1 team to their try line and the other on the 50 m line. Then the decisions on penalties and send offs are made in the middle at the point of kick off. The Away player is sent off towards the tunnel and the home player is sent off the other side.
     
  5. captainskin

    captainskin Active Member

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    #1 lesson learnt: Send the right guy off to the bin in the first place ;^)
     

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