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The NRL Rookie

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by FlyingHigh, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. FlyingHigh

    FlyingHigh Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure how many people have seen this bit what does everyone think? The finale is tonight and all 16 clubs are present for the decision. Interesting concept.
     
  2. wedgetail eagle

    wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member

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    Agree, the concept is good. But with Fittler & Erin Molan, it's too cheesy for me.
    Like "The Voice" with a football.
     
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  3. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not sure I want any of these 3.
     
  4. Turbo

    Turbo Well-Known Member

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    John Cartwright and Anthony Siebold are our representatives
     
  5. FlyingHigh

    FlyingHigh Active Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I think I'd take Jordan Martin. His footy idol is Brett Stewart.
     
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  6. double hoops

    double hoops Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Reserves would have a max number of players in its roster. It has a salary cap, so surely it would have too. So which ever club the rookie chooses potentially has to squeeze a current NSW cup player out next year. Interesting concept.
     
  7. Eagleheart

    Eagleheart Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Have not watched much at all, switched it on tonight to check it out.

    It is a "show" to promote the product - NRL.

    I am not a big fan of reality T.V. 100% of these types of shows are 100% scripted. The NRL also chooses who goes where based on what is best financially for the NRL, the voting is also rigged but is added for supposed excitement. So the winner will go to a club the NRL want to be promoted like the Gold Coke Titans or Faiders, blah, blah. So it really does not mean much in the scheme of things and these blokes (like other reality participants) generally get churned and burned unfortunately all in the name of T.V. drama and/or chasing a dream.

    Other than that, from the brief 30 seconds I have seen, maybe Jordan Martin would be a good pick up for us...! ;)
     
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  8. Loobs

    Loobs I am not really Scott Penn Premium Member

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    If this show works it essentially means that current club scouting sucks because these guys are all around and haven't made it.
     
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  9. Eagle2830

    Eagle2830 New Member

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    I've been watching most weeks. Not too bad a show, just have to put up with Fittler.
     
  10. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Just saw on Twitter, winner signed with the Raiders!!
     
  11. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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  12. STSK

    STSK Member

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    It was filmed late last year. Martin and Goodwin have been playing for Mounties all season.
     
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  13. yokahontas

    yokahontas Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing they weren't allowed to be 'associated' with the NRL club before the winner was announced, but no surprise Goodwin picked Canberra, given he's already in their system anyway.

    I'm more interested to see whether any of the other guys get picked up by clubs now - seems like the top group on the show were already on the radar anyway.
     
  14. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Who won the swimsuit section?
     
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  15. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    Jaryd Hayne. It's always been a dream of his to look good in lycra.
     
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