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Coronavirus and NRL

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Knight76, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. siv

    siv Bench

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    So if we have no referees

    What's Plan B?

    Promote NSWRL and QRL reserve grade referees

    Or are they part of the same association

    Or bring in ex players to referee games
     
  2. Canard

    Canard Referee

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    You are holding the NRL to a standard far beyond reasonable. With, the reported exception of Wimbeldon, no other organisation had insurance or contractual clauses for this. Everyone organisation in Australia is facing massive revenue losses as a result of this (everyone single one).

    It's virtually impossible to have a force majeure clause for something as major as this given Australia's size and scale, and quite frankly even if it did it wouldn't be worth the paper its written on, as insurers having to pay out monies for this sort of even would just go broke. I f**king hate Channel 9 with a passion, but its not sensible to think that there revenue is taking a hit for the next 2 to 5 years, 80% of something is better than nothing at all.
     
  3. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    QLD Cup and NSW Cup refs.
     
  4. Jerkwad2000

    Jerkwad2000 Juniors

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    Little Johnny's dad will do it. They'll give him a whistle and a hi viz vest and off we go. He can be paid $8 and get a pie and coke from the canteen at the end of the game.
     
  5. mongoose

    mongoose First Grade

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    I hope you are talking about the kick for goal, cause there isn't that much 6th tackle kicking anymore....
     
  6. Captain Apollo

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    They will be in the same organisation as the NRL referees. You might get some, but they won't be anywhere near the best.

    Have a look at other sports overseas where the officials took industrial action and the sport brought in "replacement referees". The replacements were terrible.
     
  7. T-Boon

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    I feel like I am the only one who is pleased to know there actually is a referees union and that they are letting themselves be known. They are more necessary to the game than everyone except the players. They are also excellent at what they do and better than for example the commentators who criticise them.
     
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  8. Fufu Andronez

    Fufu Andronez First Grade

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    Shut up ref
     
  9. Frailty

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    Good luck. A significant part of the Referees union are the Queensland and NSW Cup referees.

    The NRL need the referees. Look at how the NFL went to start off the 2012-13 season with replacement referees.
     
  10. Cactus

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    10 minute.jpg arrow.png bin.jpg
     
  11. T-Boon

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    Haha. I'd need to be subbed after the kick off.
     
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  12. T-Boon

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    In my opinion the refs should have a representative on the NRL committee. They are a group of people who arguably love the game more than the clubs do. Maybe get Hollywood Harrigan.
     
  13. lockyno1

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    So no worse than the usual refs then. It won't get to this stage anyway.
     
  14. Perth Red

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    Ideally there should be a game committee made up of ref, coach,player and club reps chaired by the NRL. Then you dont get rogue Vlandys running off and changing things that he thinks is a good idea at the drop of a hat.
     
  15. lockyno1

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    Your side is a bit different (and one of the few that I like to watch as a neutral), but the bomb and hope for the best has become way too much of a factor across the board personally. I've actually proposed for a long time that if you use a kick in the try scoring play you don't get a kick at goal. I know I'm probably alone on this.
     
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  16. lockyno1

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    Not the worst idea. Harrigan would be ideal​
     
  17. Vee

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    I hadn't heard this suggestion before. Interesting.
     
  18. lockyno1

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    It's one that I'd like trialled personally first. Not proposing it to come in tomorrow or anything. It would force teams to run the thing. I just hate the chook lotto bombs to the wings off about 3-4 pairs or hands and somehow that's a try...that's just luck. As I said I don't expect many to agree just a personal view.
     
  19. T-Boon

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    I should be on that committee
     
  20. mongoose

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    I agree the game is robotic but that tactic isn't used as much as it used to be, neither is the grubber kick. Some people hate it but the zero tackle rule has reduced the use of kicking pretty effectively and also the quick restart.
     

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