2020 has forced the NRL into having a better schedule. Let's make it permanent.

Discussion in 'NRL' started by BunniesMan, Oct 25, 2020.

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Origin during or after the club season?

  1. Keep it mid season

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  2. After the grand final is a much better fit

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  1. greenBV4

    greenBV4 Juniors

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    Just you, why should a 37 year old need to come out of rep retirement just the please a few Queenslanders?
     
  2. Angry_eel

    Angry_eel First Grade

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    NRL needs to be shorter. Internationals and Origin to be after the season.
     
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  3. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    There is absolutely zero chance Origin will be post-season 2021.
     
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  4. gUt

    gUt Coach

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    This is a bunniesman-esque prediction
     
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  5. Front-Rower

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    Pete V should make sure Origin 1 kicks off at 2:59pm on the first Tuesday in November. That’ll teach those pesky Victorians....
     
  6. T-Boon

    T-Boon Coach

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    to prove he isn’t a coward. He always wants to play surrounded by stars. Never once has he been in a weaker team. Downhill skier.
     
  7. greenBV4

    greenBV4 Juniors

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    I dont think you can call any state of origin team a "weaker side"
    Always wanting to play surrounded by stars? He's a one-club player? its not like he's moving clubs every other year chasing fame, he makes his fame
     
  8. kdalymc

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    Some of you merkins are off your heads. Test footy is the best and has just been resuscitated and starting to look good again
     
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  9. GongPanther

    GongPanther Referee

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    Have the origins spaced out more evenly. Because a season is 24 rounds, have an Origin match between every 5 rounds, which takes the regular season left with 6 rounds to go after the final Origin game.
     
  10. BadnMean

    BadnMean Juniors

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    It's a better schedule, but why on earth are origins still midweek when they are post season?

    Would be way better for fans if they were every Saturday for 3 weeks right?
     
  11. greenBV4

    greenBV4 Juniors

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    test footy as a whole is being resurected, the kangaroos still hardly play
     
  12. greenBV4

    greenBV4 Juniors

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    tv..
     
  13. Smug Panther

    Smug Panther Juniors

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    Origin needs to die for the good of the game really
     
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  14. Billythekid

    Billythekid First Grade

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    I still want it mid season, it just needs to be standalone. The post season should be for international footy (once that’s happening again).
     
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  15. SBD82

    SBD82 Coach

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    5 weeks between origins?

    I’m going to assume that you’re still smug comedown effected.
     
  16. Last Week

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    March 5th - NRL season starts.
    Rounds 1 - 12 are played and season is suspended.

    May 30th (Sunday) - Origin 1
    June 6th (Sunday) - Origin 2
    June 13th (Sunday) - Origin 3
    Obviously test matches should be arranged here also.

    June 18th - NRL season resumes
    Rounds 13 - 24 are played.
    September 5th - NRL season ends.
    October 3rd (public holiday the day after) - Grand Final

    October 23rd - 27th November - RLWC

    And for future years, the entire month of November and the last 2 weeks of October should be dedicated to international matches.

    The main difference between this format and the current is that the season starts 2 weeks earlier.
     
  17. jim_57

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    3 stand alone weekends for Origin & Internationals mid-season. Post season Origin is bad for everyone, for one it affects tests and world cups. Secondly Origin games would definitely start to decline when clubs pull out players every year because they need surgery.

    If a player has a niggling injury that they can play through but needs surgery post season no way is any club going to be happy for that player to have their surgery & recovery time delayed 4-8 weeks and eat it to their off season or next season.

    I'd keep 3 weeks between Origins to keep the season rolling, but no rounds where Origin players have to sit out. Play no Sunday games the round before Origin if necessary so they have an 7-8 day camp.
     
  18. greenBV4

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    Reading these has convinced me end of year is a bad idea and won't be repeated, but, i think the "extended squad" 3 week series will be a hit

    Move those 3 weeks to a standalone midpoint of the season and we have a winner - along with hopefully a fully fleshed out and more consistent international calendar
     
  19. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    Has nothing to prove. Would not be against him in camp as a coach though
     
  20. Danish

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    Whatever we can do to stop origin dominating 50% of the season like it normally does is fine by me.

    Having a 3 week break in the middle of the season is a good idea. Having it all done after the season and before tests isn't a bad idea either. Can be a proper selection for the kangaroos that way.

    I just don't want to go back to the old system where players are missing for 6-8 weeks of the year because of origin and the inevitable resting that it leads to. Not to mention the media blackout of all other footy coverage during that period. It grows tiresome.
     
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