I've long thought that allowing the players warm-up for 30 minutes or so on the field before an NRL match was bad for fans at the game for two reasons: 1. It dilutes the rush of excitement fams get when their team runs on the field to PLAY (sort of like seeing your bride just before she walks down the aisle) 2. It means the lead up game (the Under 20s) finishes 40 minutes or so early, leaving we fans with a 40-minute 'dead zone' So, unless I'm mistaken, don't the SOO teams forego this on-field warm-up? Yes, I realise that ANZ Stadium is large enough to allow players to warm-up indoors to an extent (they can't catch 'bombs', practice goal kicking etc). But why can't NRL teams revert to the 'good old days' when teams warmed up elsewhere (at Brookie it was on the school ground across the road)? Thoughts?