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Coronavirus and NRL

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

  1. Spot On

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    Do you blokes jump on every social media movement and cry about life being unfair and too tough as well.

    Anti vaxers?

    Pack the Warriors up, send them home and fast track Brissy 2 if its all too hard.

    Keep plucking your eyebrows girls.
     
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    All this because we agree it'd be hard being away from family? Take a pill sweetheart, it's ok.
     
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    There is not really a lot of information available publicly. The NZ Herald had an article when the Warriors were granted the exemption to sign loan players, and this is the pertinent bit of the article -

    However based on what happened with Poasa Faamausili, as the Roosters loaned him to the Warriors for a month and were about to extend that loan further prior to the injuries to Radley and Verrills, i dare say they include provisions for the originating club to recall the loanee if required (as Faamausili was recalled to us).

    Hope that is of some help.
     
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    Thanks.

    Yeh I'd imagine a club would have to agree to a timeframe then give notice to the player before teams are named at the lastest.
     
  5. Jamberoo

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    Storm won’t be back in Melbourne for a while, possibly the rest of the season. The AFL is relocating all Melbourne clubs on Monday - four to Gold Coast, two to Sunshine Coast (playing @ Gabba), four to Sydney (one of those possibly to Wollongong) with games at SCG and Showgrounds.
     
  6. Perth Red

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    I cant see it being sustainable beyond 6 weeks. Players are going to get stir crazy and miss their families, performances are going to be all over the place and the integrity of the comp is going to be shot. IF there is a outbreak in Sydney like Melbourne both codes are fricked.
     
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    Great! Lets ship hundreds from the rona capital to clean parts of the country. What could possibly go wrong?
     
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    Typically the NRL looks like the basket case compared to the AFL machine but not this year. Have to appreciate how much better planned and managed the league season has been, aside from one postponed match and the Storm heading up to QLD everything has pretty much gone to plan. AFL season is a mess, I know they were aiming for flexibility but the clubs must be struggling with these constant changes and only knowing the fixture two weeks out.
     
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    Typically the NRL looks like the basket case compared to the AFL machine but not this year. Have to appreciate how much better managed the league season has been, aside from one postponed match and the Storm heading up to QLD everything has pretty much gone to plan. AFL season is a mess, I know they were aiming for flexibility but the clubs must be struggling with the c
     
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    Good to see jnr RL return in WA this weekend.
     

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    V’landys has been nothing short of outstanding. Everything he has set out to achieve he has done it. Plus he has completely shaken the AFL and left eggs on their faces wins even more points from me.
     
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    Agreed, they should have at least sent them to WA or SA the areas that actually like AFL, let them play the risk/reward game with their own seagull enthusiasts.

    Edit: Just read that the SA and WA teams are based in Queensland already.

    The governments should have given them a hard no anyway. If this was NSW that got hit and the NRL tried to move clubs to Vic, SA, WA do we think for a second they'd allow it?
     
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    SA aren’t allowing anyone in. That’s why there is no AFL hub there. WA are getting 2 high profile + their own going home and 2 in Sydney.

    a lot of this is luck. If nsw was having a Victoria style outbreak the NRL will be having the same problem. The old adage rings true “it’s often better to be lucky than good”.
     
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    I wouldn’t be too congratulatory yet, if this outbreak spreads from Victoria up here we will be in the same position. The disadvantage we have is we have less NRL states to take some refugees.
     
  16. Spot On

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    ... but, but, but he is just like Trump. You know, Trump 101. Trumpesque. A dictator.

    Blah, blah, blah...

    He has absolutely pissed the AFL and their media machine right off and forced them to copy what he is doing. Got the jump on them and been three steps ahead of them in all areas.
     
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    Even harder giving up that nice, fat pay cheque every month.

    Good to see they are getting on with it (atm), having a victory too.
     
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    Wonder if melbourne will continue with suncorp or try and use SC stadium - seeing as being allowed back here looks to be a while away..
     

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