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2019 Newcastle revamp?

Discussion in 'NSWRL Competitions' started by Coastbloke, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. Coastbloke

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    Anyone hear any rumours about this?

    Real NRL club mergers. Couple of Central Coast teams. Lower Hunter grade promotions to a new comp.. :open_mouth:
     
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    Comments like this have been on and off for years
     
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    Well, the Real NRL has released their draw for 2019 and the rumoured changes are most definitely not happening.

    My source in that part if the world is consistently poor..lol
     
  4. Coastbloke

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    What he had said would have been a welcome breath of fresh air had it happened..
     
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    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    Already seen a handful of complaints about the draw, mostly around the free weekends being so early in the season.
     
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    Lol, I thinkk the first break is straight after rnd 1.. :sweat_smile:
     
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    This is a poorly run District rugby league competition! In 1987 I watched South Newcastle play Lakes United in the District grandfinal at No1 sports ground with 16000 in attendance. This year the same clubs played in front of 5500 at McDonald Jones stadium (Knights home ground ). Totally innapropriate ground for a local competition decider. Conversely the Lower Hunter competition (formerly 2nd division is booming in club numbers and interest) This comp plays their grandfinal at No1 sportsground and on Saturdays. ( appropriate venue and day of play for local comps)
    Notably the Newcastle area were the last region in NSW to take up the very popular leaguetag competition. (3 to 4 years ago) Nowadays a thriving women's tag comp is enjoyed by both league's. And the womens contact version is starting to become an option these days.
     
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    On ABC radio today coach of Cessnock Goannas Briggs mentioned that " the Cessnock fans would have turned up more in numbers if the grand final was staged on Saturday...." Something the administrators of this competition should take note of.
    In addition to this: last week the LHRL grandfinals boasted very good crowds in Raymond Terrace and Waratah oval. All games played on the Saturday. I was at a junior soccer presentation this morning and no one was aware the district rugby league grand final was on at Macdonald Jones stadium today. Just some on the ground information for those who may care.
     
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    Read a article this week online Newcastle Herald, that this restructure could now occur in 2021 because of basic fart arsing around..

    There was no mention of merging Real NRL clubs, just talk of CCDRL clubs joining the Newcastle comp..
     

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