All NSWRL draws are expected next week from ISP down to Ball & Matts.
Can confirm the structure is *almost* identical to last season, with just SWSAS dropping out which means one less team in Matts.
The draw will be moving to a 2 year cycle (this being year one), with the idea being that each team plays the other teams once across 2017 and 2018. Due to the uneven draw there still might be occasions where a team plays another twice in the same season though.
9 rounds this year, obviously only a national final in Ball (vs Meninga) as QLD's Connell Cup has been shitcanned.
The Tarsha Gale 9's womens comp will run alongside Matts & Ball also - 9 teams (CAN CBY CRO ILL PAR PEN SOU WST). Strangely it's a top 8 finals format though lol
If trueI have heard the central coast centurions are no longer they have changed their name to the Central Coast Roosters. is this true. Would it be time for the CRL to off load the Central Coast side and sort out the bush footy, are they keeping people in jobs that are doing damage to the game to better themselves.