Probably not much talent right now, but hopefully the game continues to grow. There are so many failed NFL hopefuls in the USA (now working for $5/hr) and there would be plenty willing to try a new code for a little bit of coin.
I wonder if anyone has considered the USA for prospects. It would take a fair bit off work to get their tackling up to standard but "running track" is such a big deal over there and someone who played as a receiver could also have a great pair of hands.
It probably won't happen but after last night's game I imagine the number of people wanting to bring them down has hit a new high. Surely there is a limit to the corruption and/or incompetence at NRL HQ and hopefully we aren't too far off hitting bottom and then someone taking a broom through...
I worry about the Roosters playing games at Gosford. If they claim the central coast as theirs then it makes our fan catchment appear very isolated. Feels a bit like a game of NRL Risk right now.
I know it takes more games away from Brookie, but the club needs to get us back there soon.
I can live with the stuff up - it happens. What was worse trying to cover up that it had happened. I'm not a fan of stoppages but the Raiders deserved the opportunity to have that explained to them and for their defence to regroup. Instead half the team is wondering what the F just happened and...
This was a good one and quite fitting:https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/social-media-reacts-to-touch-judge-raiders-nrl-loss/79538ff1-63e5-4d9a-b8af-704b1fd059bf
The entire second half of that game was a complete farce.
Which reminds me off this game...
I was over in the UK (Yorkshire) and was wearing my jersey on the Monday. A local asked my which one of our players had f****d the refs wife. The performance of the refs even made a mention in some papers over there.
The thing that gets me is the number of journalists and commentators coming out...
You're forgetting the fact that the women have played a full season and were then selected to play at the top level. I'm not sold on the NRL's 4 week competition but the women do deserve the slot and the exposure is needed to grow the game.
The women do train and play for a similar amount of time. As @HappilyManly said the state comps run much longer and players are pulled from these comps at the end.
It is just that the NRL doesn't want to commit to a full length comp which would interfere with these comps (which has pros and cons...
Even if nothing dodgy was going on - there is no way that Finch should decide a single point next year. If the NRL considers a mentally ill, drug addict who still doesn't have a clue when he's sober to be an expert then they must be as stupid as we all believe they are!