2020 SG Ball and Matts

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  1. siv

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    Wonder when the draw is due out ?

    Season starts on Feb 8

    Also hearing the Warriors might be playing
     
  2. Sharkie Army Gorilla

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    Apparently Final draw is approved today and can't be changed. So I would expect a draw soon.

    Central Coast played Souths in a trial over the weekend.

    Coast won Harold Matts
    Souths won SG Ball.

    There will be a number of trials this weekend.

    Warriors confirmed as playing in SG Ball. Wests confirmed this as they are playing them in a triple header at Mt Smart on the 4th April, with Canterbury Cup and NRL on the same day.
     
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    Teams in each comp are

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  4. siv

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    So no extra NSW Country divisions yet
     
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    There are some teams that will be licking their lips at that S.G. Ball draw..... Cronulla only playing 2 top 8 sides from last year Canberra and Illawarra the other sides they play are Wests, Norths, Parramatta, Melbourne, NZ and a bye!!!

    Dragons on the other hand have 5 of last years top 8 and traditional heavy weights Penrith and Newcastle also.
     
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    Noticed teams have U16s abd U18s in both NSW Country and normal Matts and SG Ball

    Time to bring these comps together
     
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    CC Roosters, Penrith, Parramatta and Newcastle, so 4 out of the 12.
    The Dogs, Dragons, Titans and W Tigers sides all serve areas slightly different to their core clubs, then there's four completely standalone clubs from what I can see.

    Essentially you'd be adding 8 teams to an existing 18 team competition - not sure a 26 team comp is any good when it's only 9 rounds long in the first place.
     
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    You could run 3 pools - north south central

    We run 2 pools today plus 2 country pools so not much different
     
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    If you're just playing it in pools it's effectively multiple competitions with less finals spots - and the country teams are at a fairly obvious disadvantage as a result.

    No idea why anyone would champion it so hard.
     
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    I don't see the need for a Metro - Country split any more in a state based competition

    After Illawarra CC Newcastle and Canberra are in the main comps. As well as Victoria, Perth, NZ and used have NT
     
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  14. Sharkie Army Gorilla

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    Harold Matts trial yesterday

    Western Suburbs defeated Canberra Raiders

    SG Ball

    Canberra smashed Western Suburbs.

    Tarsha Gale

    Canberra d Wests Tigers in a close one
     
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    You don't see the need? I'm confused, do you think a 26-team comp (with an 8 team finals series) is sustainable or fair?

    Particularly when you'd be adding to the travel costs of most teams...
     
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    Then why allow Perth, Victoria and NZ into the competitions

    They have all of the issues you mention
     
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    They are three clubs, and they're only in SG Ball.

    You're proposing to throw another 8 in. Stupid.
     
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    We can agree to disagree as I don't agree with your statement

    3 pools of 8 with 7 rounds with a 12 team finals format. Finals are central.

    I notice all of those regional clubs are travelling into Sydney to play games so travel cost are about the same
     
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    And the point remains - if you have to divide teams up into pools on such a scale, it negates the entire point of merging the competitions. Leave it as is
     
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