ARLC Commission Changes

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  1. Perth Red

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    Id rather see a strong 10 person board with 6 majority independents plus:
    1 rep for grassroots appointed by the state and territory leagues
    1 rep for NRL clubs appointed by clubs
    1 rep for NZ development appointed by NZRL
    1 rep for the international development of the game (should be on the RLIF)

    They can all push their own barrows but no one can sabotage progress.

    The game is still light years away from moving from its old QlandvNSw mentality to one that embraces the game nationally (and internationally) and does what's right for all stakeholders

    This spat is just the latest in a long line of us v them pockets of the game that do nothing but stall its progress and growth.
     
  2. El Diablo

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    and one commissioner to veto any Perth team until after you've kicked the bucket
     
  3. Quidgybo

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    What concerns me is that only two clubs opposed it (assuming the Bulldogs will eventually side with the NSWRL/Sydney clubs bloc). It’s easy to conclude that traditional NSWRL member clubs see a NSW state rep as an extra vote in their pocket and these days the Broncos and QRL are reasonably aligned. Less so the Cowboys but probably still thinking QRL vote will help them more often than not. But still, a lot of commission influence ending up between only three or four “Queensland” members.

    Maybe the Titans see their cross border catchment as not necessarily helped by interstate partisanship and a far away NSWRL not responsible for Northern Rivers and New England areas. But then the same sort of reasoning applies to the Raiders. Sure, they’re NSWRL members but their catchment is pure CRL and their issues are vastly different to the Sydney bloc. And finally, why on earth were the Warriors on board with this?!?

    Leigh.
     
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  4. El Diablo

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    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...d/news-story/f9cc878ee13f0dc924735b3c66aeab91

    Reform dead for now but Peter Beattie vows to drive code forward
    • The Australian
    • 12:00AM March 10, 2018
    • Brent Read
    ARL Commission chair Peter Beattie has declared constitutional reform dead and buried for at least 12 months and defiantly insisted the latest ructions in clubland will not deter his plans to take the game forward.

    The majority of clubs are expected to attend a meeting in Sydney on Monday morning to vote on a proposal for constitutional reform which would have resulted in the clubs and states being given two representatives apiece on a 10-person commission.

    However, as it stands the three clubs opposed to the existing proposal — Gold Coast, Melbourne and Canterbury — will not attend the meeting, their non-attendance thereby registering a no vote.

    With only two clubs required to shoot down reform, hopes for a new commission look forlorn. Beattie, who was in Townsville yesterday to celebrate Johnathan Thurston’s 300th first-grade game, put on a brave face as he spoke about the failed bid to strike a compromise over reform.

    “I am very keen to work with every club,” Beattie said.

    “Each one of them regardless of their position has demonstrated an enormous amount of goodwill to me. I have said to all of them that I want to work with them.

    “It is their decision as to whether there is constitutional reform or not. It is not going to get up on this occasion, we know that.

    “But the reality is we will keep talking. It needs a gap of about a year in my view but we will keep talking. In the meantime the commission is going to get on with the job. There are six commissioners that are all very good. We will be adding two more. There will be eight, which is the total composition possible under the existing constitution. But we are not going to stand still.

    “This game is bigger than any individual. It’s bigger than me. This game is about our fans and the players, it is about the community. We are not going to stand still. There will be two replacements.

    “They will be done effectively and they will be done appropriately, and we’re going to get on with the job.”

    Barring any late drama — and provided the pair accepts offers to be part of the future — the two new commissioners will be NSW Racing chief executive Peter V’landys and former Nine Network executive Amanda Laing.

    While the vast majority of clubs remain frustrated at the failure of reform, there are many within the game who believe the commission has landed in the perfect spot with eight independents.

    There remains an appetite to open the commission up to people with greater club experience and there is every chance at some point in the near future the clubs and commission will agree to remove the clause which precludes people with club affiliation joining the commission for a three-year period. The existing enmity among the clubs is likely to mean no change takes place in the short term. However, in the long term there is every chance the stand-down period will be removed, replicating the system used in the AFL.
     
  5. El Diablo

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    https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/s...m/news-story/890df98fe37a8537eb95d4988681cbff

    Thirteen NRL clubs have agreed to vote on ARLC constitutional reform

    MICHAEL CARAYANNIS, The Daily Telegraph
    8 minutes ago

    THERE has been a late push to get constitutional reform across the line ahead of Monday’s club vote.

    While it is unlikely that the reform will go ahead, that has not stopped late discussions between the club’s as they look to work towards a potential resolution.

    It is understood that South Sydney and Melbourne powerbrokers have spent time in Perth trying to come to a resolution ahead of Mondays vote.

    With Canterbury no chance of changing their minds, the attention has shifted to Melbourne and the Gold Coast in a last ditch bid to have club and state voices on the Australian Rugby League Commission. Thirteen clubs have agreed to vote but barring a last-minute change of heart the remaining three clubs will boycott the meeting.

    NRL boss Todd Greenberg, who along with Beattie, has met with the three dissenting club’s in recent weeks declared “we will make it work” regardless of the outcome.

    “If it doesn’t get up the commission has a very diligent plan,” Greenberg said.

    “It is rare in my time in the game that there has been universal agreement on many things. Constitution reform is a pillar of exactly one of those.

    “It’s a symbol of just how difficult it is to get a unified position on things inside rugby league. It’s probably given the clubs an example of what we experience in head office many times when we take on difficult issues.”

    It is expected that chairman Peter Bettie will appoint Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys and former Nine Network executive Amanda Laing as independent commissioners on Monday.

    Regardless of tomorrow’s outcome V’landys will join the commission after receiving unanimous support from the club’s to be one of their two representatives.

    “We have to get through Monday and see what happens,” Greenberg said. “Peter V’landys’ record speaks for itself. On top of being unbelievably well experienced in a number of different areas within sports administration, he also is universally accepted by the 16 clubs and that has very strong merit around the commission table.

    “The other candidates being talked about — it is a bit premature until such time until they genuinely make themselves available or constitutional reform is either up or down.”
     
  6. El Diablo

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    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...s/news-story/77152237ef83a694ab34acb5be1ce217

    Peter Beattie compromises to solve constitutional crisis

    • The Australian
    • 12:00AM March 12, 2018
    • Brent Read
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    ARL Commission chair Peter Beattie spent the opening round of the premiership shimmying between Townsville, the Gold Coast and Sydney. When he wasn’t pressing the flesh or spreading the gospel, he was hitting the phones, attempting to resolve the constitutional crisis that threatens to splinter the clubs and the states.

    It is understood a series of proposals and counter-proposals were tabled yesterday, part of a last-ditch bid aimed at finding some common ground between the states and the three clubs that have thus far raised concerns over a plan that would result in the commission being increased to 10 people — six independents, two state representatives and two club representatives.

    At least two compromises were tabled over the weekend. One would have meant Queensland chair Bruce Hatcher and his NSW counterpart George Peponis joining the commission for 12 months before being forced to make a choice between their states and the commission — the existing arrangement gives them an 18-month grace period.

    The alternative was a deal that would have allowed the states to appoint two representatives on their behalf for a 12-month period, before the chairs themselves decided whether to join the commission or leave their representatives on the board.

    That would have allowed Peponis to remain at the helm of the NSW Rugby League until the completion of the centre of excellence it is building at Homebush, before joining the commission next year. Late yesterday, it appeared both compromise deals were likely to fall short, leaving Beattie to appoint two new commissioners to the existing eight-person structure.

    Barring any late dramas, those two commissioners will be NSW Racing chief executive Peter V’landys and former Nine Network executive Amanda Laing.

    While only three clubs have indicated their desire to vote against the existing reform proposal, there are many others within the club community who would be happy for reform to fall over, leaving the commission as a completely independent body.

    The clubs were pushing for change because of frustration with former chair John Grant and their belief the commission lacked genuine expertise. However, Grant is now gone and Beattie has impressed club officials with his drive and desire to unite the clubs and plot the way forward.

    Beattie has vowed to revisit reform next year should it fail to garner support at this morning’s meeting — it only takes two clubs or one state to vote against reform for it to fail. Melbourne and Gold Coast, two of the clubs who have voted against the existing proposal, will send proxies that are likely to be contingent on what proposal eventually finds its way to the vote.

    Canterbury, the other club that have demurred, were expected to miss the meeting but it is understood a club official will now attend in place of chair Lynne Anderson, who is in Korea in her role as chief executive of the Paralympic Committee.

    There had been speculation the 13 clubs that want reform to go through could name and shame the rebel three afterwards, although some among the majority are reluctant to have the game’s disunity played out in such a public manner.

    Regardless, Beattie will have his work cut out to unify the clubs should reform fail to pass muster. He has vowed to press on regardless by appointing V’landys and Laing as soon as this morning, adding much-needed quality to the commission.

    V’landys is regarded as one of the country’s best sporting administrators, having been the architect of The Everest race and a unanimous choice by the clubs to join the commission.

    Laing has been at the centre of some of the biggest broadcasting deals in the country, including the $925 million deal between the Nine Network and the NRL.

    More recently, she has been involved in talks to merge Foxtel and Fox Sports and her appointment would give the commission unprecedented insight into the ever-changing broadcasting landscape.

    Beattie has spoken about his desire to appoint another woman.
     
  8. Hello, I'm The Doctor

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    The media has made a pretty big assumption in saying that only these teams are against reform....

    More likely, they are the only one who were brave enough to step forward or the only ones discovered. Im guessing the reasoning behind not putting the reform to a vote is that the states/teams in favour didn't want to have a solid set of number for the public to see.

    If it went to a vote, i think there would be more then 3 clubs voting NO.
     
  9. El Diablo

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    really

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/03/12/arlc-constitutional-reform-on-hold-until-2019/

    ARLC constitutional reform voted down

    Dan Walsh
    Mon 12 Mar 2018, 12:29 PM

    The ARLC will revisit plans for constitutional reform within the next 12 months after the motion was defeated at a meeting of NRL chiefs on Monday.

    Chairman Peter Beattie stressed that progressive discussions were held with "a lot of good will in the room" despite a 15-3 vote failing to get the proposal – that would have seen the number of independent commissioners reduced from eight to six and four club and state representatives added – across the line.

    As a result NSW Racing CEO Peter V'landys and ex Nine Network executive Amanda Laing have formally accepted positions as independent commissioners, while the NSWRL and QRL will now have representatives on the ARLC's financial audit committee.

    Beattie vowed to "get on with the job" ahead in 2018.

    "Obviously there were some disagreements about the advancement of constitutional reform. It was a 15-3 vote but the feeling in the room was a positive one," Beattie said.

    "You can disagree without it being an ugly fight, and it wasn't. It was actually done with goodwill."

    While the state bodies had pushed to each have a figure on a restructured commission, the failure to resolve the stand-off has seen QRL chairman Bruce Hatcher and NSWRL chief financial officer David Nissen instead added to the commission's finance committee as full members.

    "The reason for that is simple, we want to work closely with NSWRL and QRL. We've got a transparency coming," Beattie said.

    "As we've signalled to you before, (NRL CEO) Todd Greenberg and I will be releasing the quarterly statements, the financial statements, releasing decisions of the board.

    "There is an openness and transparency coming... So everybody will know the true finances of the NRL."

    Beattie welcomed the additions of V'landys and Laing to the commission, particularly the latter as a deliverance on his promise to add a female representative to the ARLC.

    "Amanda's had a long experience in the corporate world, in media, that's the sort of experience we need," he said.

    "… She brings incredible skills and would be there regardless of her gender but it's an asset to the game that she is a woman."
     
  10. El Diablo

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    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/v-...rs-as-reform-falls-short-20180312-p4z3xg.html

    V'landys, Laing loom as Beattie's successors as reform falls short

    Peter V'landys could be groomed as the next boss of the Australian Rugby League Commission after being parachuted into a seat at the game's top table as an independent director rather than a club nominee when constitutional reform was unceremoniously torpedoed on Monday.

    Long-time Racing NSW chief executive V'landys and highly respected former Nine Network managing director Amanda Laing loom as the leading candidates to one day replace new chairman Peter Beattie as the game's top administrator after accepting invites to join the ARLC.

    The Bulldogs, Storm and Titans sunk any hopes of the long-held constitutional reform - designed to give the NRL clubs and states two seats each on the ARLC - going ahead after voting against the proposal on Monday.

    The club-driven changes needed 15 of the 16 clubs and both states to vote in favour, but the three objectors harboured concerns about the commission's independence with an expanded 10-person directorship.

    But it has gifted V'landys and Laing the inside running to succeed former Queensland Premier Beattie as the ARLC chairman, who has launched himself into the role after only being appointed at last month's AGM.

    Asked about the elevation of V'landys and Laing to the ARLC, Beattie said on Monday: "The other advantage out of today is this - because they are both appointed as independents, they can at a future occasion, I am not going anywhere just yet - they can be chairs.

    "What a great position for rugby league to be in. We have two people who could be a future chair of the commission."

    V'landys was a unanimous choice amongst the 16 clubs to be one of their two representatives under planned constitutional changes, but not even a weekend of frantic 11th-hour lobbying could sway the three clubs who expressed concerns with the mooted reform.

    Prominent Sydney lawyer Glen Selikowitz was also to join the ARLC as a club nominee - along with state chairmen George Peoponis and Bruce Hatcher - but all three were victims of the bickering franchises.

    Yet Beattie refuses to give up on the clubs and states having some direct voice on the ARLC.

    "We're not dealing with wimps here," he said. "We are dealing with intelligent people who have a strong passion for the game.

    "Obviously there were some disagreements about the advancement of constitutional reform. It was a 15-3 vote but the feeling in the room was a positive one.

    "You can disagree without it being an ugly fight - and it wasn't. Of course there was some disappointment but it was done with goodwill.

    "We will revisit constitutional reform within a year. I have taken responsibility for initiating some of those discussions, so it's not dead."

    Despite their varied backgrounds, V'landys and Laing are no strangers and have previously crossed paths when Laing was charged with brokering deals for Nine's sporting content.

    She is now working for Telstra on the merger of Foxtel and Fox Sports and was the architect behind Nine's last broadcast deal with the NRL.

    "I'm really thrilled to be joining the commission and I consider it a privilege to be working with [chief executive] Todd [Greenberg] and the team at the NRL to grow the game," Laing said.

    "I think Peter Beattie is a great chairman and it's a great combination they've got going."

    Added V'landys: "Amanda's a real coup for the commission."

    Queensland Rugby League boss Hatcher and NSW Rugby League chief financial officer David Nissen will join the commission's finance committee.
     
  11. Eion

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    Well Beatie was just on 100% footy. Loves rugby league, has always loved it. Couldn’t name the Cronulla Sharks. FMD
     
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    He just bullshitted his way through the entire thing, he sounded naive & ignorant, just like a politician. But I will give him the benefit of the doubt since he is still chair of the commonwealth games and probably hasn't had the time to really dedicate to the role as yet. So I don't think he is deliberately out of touch & will catch up.
     
  13. Quidgybo

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    It’s just a misunderstood question, calm down folks.

    “What team plays out of the Sutherland Shire?” Gus, then gave three options, all with the name “Cronulla” first part. Now yes, most people would have picked up, oh we’re talking about the NRL. But I think Beattie had got caught up on the Sutherland Shire bit and thought Gus was talking state league or local suburban leagues in Sydney. After all, the Cronulla-Sutherland double barrel name has kind of fallen out of usage in the 20 years since Super League, so it’s not an automatic connection for non Sydney siders.

    If you don’t buy that, just consider that Beattie has been on the Commission for more than six months. During that time he’s sat in round table meetings where all eight Commissioners, representatives of all sixteen clubs and representatives of the two states have been present (including twice in the last three weeks, one of those just hours before this interview). To suggest he doesn’t know who the Cronulla Sharks are is just ridiculous.

    Leigh
     
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    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...e/news-story/c252906e029af73a4eac91d60038934d

    Peter V’landys never wavered in commitment to game

    • The Australian
    • 12:00AM March 13, 2018
    • Brent Read
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    Peter V’landys never wavered. As clubs and states haggled over constitutional reform, V’landys remained committed to the code. He did so for two reasons. One, he owed the game itself a debt of loyalty, the details of which he prefers to keep to himself.

    Secondly, he felt that having put himself forward, he owed it to the clubs and the game to honour that commitment.

    “I owe the game a debt and I want to repay the debt,” V’landys told The Australian yesterday only hours after being confirmed as one of the game’s two new commissioners. The only thing that would have stopped me from doing it was if the clubs didn’t give me their blessing. I was prepared to walk away if they didn’t want me to do it.

    “For me, my integrity is everything. When I get in the trenches, I get in the trenches. The tougher it gets, the better I get.”

    V’landys was initially meant to join the commission as a club representative. When constitutional reform hit a brick wall — Canterbury, Gold Coast and Melbourne opposed the proposal which would have meant the clubs and states having two representatives apiece on the commission — chair Peter Beattie sought to add the Racing NSW chief executive as an independent.

    He also honoured a commitment to add a woman to the commission, bringing former Nine Network executive Amanda Laing on board. The majority of clubs had misgivings over the capitulation of reform, but there was no disputing the quality of the new commissioners.

    V’landys has been a miracle worker with racing in NSW. Laing has been at the heart of some of the biggest broadcasting deals in the history of sport in this country, including the most recent $925 million agreement between the NRL and the Nine Network.

    “I had to think about it but it wasn’t so much that I had any reservations, it was more that I wanted to make sure I could give it everything it deserves,” Laing said.

    “The game has so much to offer. We have to take care of the fans, the players and the communities. We have to listen to them and respond in a way which keeps them inspired and excited by the game.

    “A tough gig or a tough environment doesn’t scare me. Twenty years at Nine and you can take on a challenge.”

    The code has significant challenges, although Beattie has miraculously managed to keep the clubs from tearing themselves apart amid the acrimony over constitutional reform. There had been talk that the 13 clubs who voted for a proposal which would have seen the commission increased to 10 would name and shame the three clubs who voted the proposal down — only two clubs were required to scupper the plan.

    However, while Souths chair Nick Pappas — the driving force behind reform — was disappointed, he was measured in his critique of the outcome.

    “Everyone is disappointed and everyone in the AGM said how disappointed they were, including the states,” Pappas said.

    “This took a lot of time to get to this point. There is an evolution that the dissenters have to go through to come to terms with it. I think they will over time.”

    Beattie remains committed to reform and will revisit the initial proposal within 12 months.

    “I am not going to tell you how wonderful Peter V’landys and Amanda Laing are because you know,” Beattie said. “In terms of Amanda, she has had a long experience in the corporate world and media. That’s the sort of experience we need. She brings incredible skill and she would be there regardless of her gender. She is an asset to the game.

    “I don’t need to tell anyone in this room the skills Peter V’landys brings. The other advantage out of today is this — because they are both appointed as independents they can at a future occasion — I am not going anywhere just yet — be chairs. What a great position for rugby league to be in.”

    Laing grew up in Canberra in the 1980s as a Raiders fan and developed an enduring admiration for club legend and current Australian coach Mal Meninga. V’landys played in the Illawarra and supported St George.

    “I still love the game, I always have,” V’landys said. “But I am going in there to make it commercially viable and to ensure its future. I am going in there to be a member of their team. I think the game is at the crossroads. I think it needs to become financially viable.

    “There are a lot of challenges in the next decade. The game has to be in a position to take on those challenges.”
     
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    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...e/news-story/366e8087226e72520c292c751005739c

    New names on ARL Commission put rugby league in right place
    • The Australian
    • 12:00AM March 13, 2018
    • Brent Read
    ARL Commission chair Peter Beattie has vowed to revisit constitutional reform within the year. He needn’t bother. Through a mix of good luck and good management, rugby league has landed exactly where it should be.

    The ARL Commission remains independent, while at the same time strengthened by the addition of two of the country’s finest sporting minds.

    Peter V’landys needs no introduction. The Racing NSW chief executive has been a powerful figure on the sporting landscape for some time, his crowning achievement arguably The Everest, a race which transcends the sport of horse racing.

    At a time when rugby league needs every cent it can find, V’landys will bring unprecedented knowledge of the gaming industry and its rivers of gold.

    Former Nine Network executive Amanda Laing’s appointment is pivotal for the game as well. Rugby league, like every other sport, not only in this country but around the world, is entering uncharted waters in the broadcasting business.

    Part of the rationale for spending $150 million on its digital platform was that no one, let alone the NRL, knows what the broadcasting game will look like in coming years.

    Streaming services such as Netflix, Google and Facebook are emerging as genuine alternatives for sporting organisations. Facebook last year bid $600 million for rights to stream cricket matches in India for five years. It missed out, but it was a shot across the bow of the traditional broadcasters.

    Laing knows the landscape better than most. Not only did she play a significant role in negotiating the most recent commercial broadcasting deal for rugby league as an executive at the Nine Network, but she was also involved in a consultancy basis in the recent merger between Fox Sports and Foxtel.

    Former Nine Network chief executive David Gyngell, once touted as a potential commissioner himself, is among those to hold Laing in the highest regard, claiming she is as smart, hard working and tenacious as anyone he has worked with in business.

    Gyngell also insisted Laing would not blink under pressure nor be charmed by anyone, her one and only priority doing what is best for the game. Sounds like the ideal commissioner. She continues a recent trend of strong women taking a leading hand in the game itself. Laing’s fellow commissioner Megan Davis is one of the country’s finest lawyers, a member of the United Nations no less. She is also a rabid rugby league fan.

    Gold Coast co-owner Rebecca Frizelle has shown her conviction and backbone throughout negotiations over constitutional reform. Frizelle was placed under inordinate pressure but never flinched. Rugby league is lucky to have her.

    So too Canterbury chair Lynne Anderson and the Wests Tigers’ Marina Go. In talking about his dealings with the chairs in recent weeks, Beattie claimed they were no wimps. That comment applies across the board. The game has been lampooned at times for its misogynistic tendencies but the tide is turning.

    The commission has been criticised as well, hence the push for reform. The loudest and most vehement critics have often referred to the lack of nous on the body. Those complaints no longer ring true.

    V’landys and Laing could scarcely be more impressive, Beattie yesterday acknowledging both were the type of candidates who could one day replace him as chair.

    The states, while without representation on the commission, have been given a place on the finance committee and will have a say in how the money is spent.

    No longer will they be an afterthought. Beattie deserves inordinate amounts of credit for the way he negotiated a potential minefield. There was disappointment in some quarters at yesterday’s events, but there was no overt public ridicule of the clubs who voted against reform — Canterbury, Gold Coast and Melbourne.

    The closest the meeting came to dissension was when Souths chair Nick Pappas channelled Winston Churchill, looked in the direction of Canterbury director Paul Dunn and New Zealand Warriors chair Jim Doyle — who had the proxy votes for Melbourne and Gold Coast — and uttered the former British prime minister’s line that those who never change their mind, never change anything.

    Pappas had every right to be frustrated given reform has been very much his baby. That moment aside, Beattie has pacified the clubs and added two quality commissioners. He has promised to investigate further change but he should let sleeping dogs lie.

    If there is to be a change, it should only be in the way club officials transition to the commission. At the moment, they are required to wait three years after the end of their club involvement. Beattie should remove the three-year stand down period.

    If Pappas wants to quit the Rabbitohs to join the commission, on the proviso that there is a vacancy and he has the requisite support, he should be able to do so without being forced to wait three years. Similarly with Sydney Roosters chair Nick Politis.

    As V’landys made clear yesterday, rugby league is fortunate to have their type involved in clubland. Better still if they decide to move to the highest echelon of the sport. Politis and Pappas have rugby league in their DNA.

    Their time will no doubt come. For the moment, V’landys and Laing will be given the opportunity to bring their qualities to the sport. Rugby league is lucky to have them.

    For all the bitter fighting and protestations, rugby league has somehow landed on its feet.
     
  17. Vee

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    We got it wrong but we're going to fix it was his most used phrase while premier. Followed by throwing borrowed money at the problem because, who cares, I won't be there when the bill comes in.
     
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    Seems the commission just dodged a bullet in avoiding the clubs and two states getting more power on the board. Hopefully their inability to agree on anything in club land continues!

    Re Beattie, I though it a pre requisite that the first days in office contained some media gaff for them to dine out for the following years?
    Grant, Smith and Beattie have all played the game, only todd letting the side down.
     
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    "More power" on the board?:rolleyes: The Independent Directors would have been able to out vote the two club and two state reps by a 6-4 margin.
     
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    Smith loved playing rugby league:rolleyes:
     

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