NRL will not force clubs to release players for Denver Test

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  1. hutch

    hutch First Grade

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    I use a website to go around the paywall so it’s a bit all over the shop but you get the gist.

    The fact Greenberg thinks that having the test will impact the nrl season shows how short sighted and clueless the nrl are towards international rugby league. It is not always about Australia, why don’t other countries have the opportunity to play Rep games and test matches. Why don’t they realise we could be SO much bigger as a sport than we currently are?

    https://www.theaustralian.com.au/sp...d/news-story/8ad1cf152f70756ac7de31558ca8bf4e

     
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  2. morningstar

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    So many contradictions...why are you putting on the pacific tests if it’s a stand down weekend?

    You’re on the RLIF board Greenberg you absolute c**k.

    Show’s how much the NRL clubs trust you if they don’t think you are capable of relaying the minutes of future meetings and need an observer as well.
     
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  3. DlEHARD

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    Sometimes I really really hate our games supposed leaders...
     
  4. adamkungl

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    It's not a rep window, it's a rep window. Obviously.
     
  5. 100%green

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    Really do not understand why we can't just pause the NRL and ESL for 3 weeks mid year.

    - Origin on a Saturday night (Other Origins Under 20's, Womens can either be before or on say Friday night)
    - Annual 3 test series between Eng and NZ. Play the first game in Denver or other US cities to build up to the WC, then have the next 2 games in England one year and NZ the next.
    - Annual International games for Pacific and European nations as well as other nations (US, Canada, Lebanon etc) so players that make themselves available every RLWC don't just play for those nations every 4 years.

    How hard is this honestly??? The NRL blew there own horn over the last 2 weeks about winning the ratings in the first part of this year. Well over the Origin period watch it drop off along with crowds. This has been a joke for decades and is only going to get worse.

    If the NRL and clubs don't realise the Eng and NZ teams along with others translates into more money and interest when they are actually compedititve against the Aussies then these muppets should get out of the game now!!!!
     
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  6. Springs09

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    You don't understand, they only get paid $700,000+ per year.
     
  7. titoelcolombiano

    titoelcolombiano Juniors

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    This will most likely happen when the next TV agreement is signed. The Sunday Origin concept is being tested during this TV deal with the one game which has created a rep window for other nations. With demands for international matches from nations like Tonga, England, New Zealand, PNG and others in the future to increase, not decrease in the coming years it will most likely be the case that the three week rep window will be a reality.

    The downsides that will be pointed to is that other codes will get a three-week ''free-kick'' during the season. That is just not true. With three origins played back to back, the media coverage will be wall-to-wall and will suffocate the other codes in NSW and QLD and create much more media coverage for the game in the other states than a regular NRL round would.

    Add to this that three weeks is perfect for a four-team round robin Pacific Cup to take place. We all saw the colour, passion, excitement and media attention that Tonga & Fiji brought to the world cup. This will add to the media attention that the game gets through Origin. And remember, other than the islands themselves there are passionate Pacific Islanders living in every city of Australia and New Zealand which engages people from the entire region at a high level for three weeks.

    If SL gets involved there could also be a four-team Euro Cup and frees up England and New Zealand to do a decent tour.

    It really is a no-brainer both for the good of the international game and commercially.
     
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  8. 100%green

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    Couldn't agree more!!!

    However anyone arguing that the 3 week window gives a "Free Kick" to the other codes....REALLY???C'mon....The crowds, ratings and standard of footy over the Origin period is giving the others a free kick. Actual rep footy that has passion, pride and color won't do that. Besides does the AFL really need that help? And if we were to start the "Rep Window" this weekend then Super Rugby is already going to be suspending their comp for the exact same thing! You don't see them worrying about that and their fans will follow it cause they see the International teams play.
     
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  9. Springs09

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    AFL gives up three weeks at the start of the year. Do any of their fans complain about that? I can't see an NRL supporter saying 'oh the Dogs and Tigers and that aren't playing for another 3 weeks, I guess I'll give up the sport I've always followed and just go watch another one for the rest of my life'.

    Origin + tests for 3 weeks will get bigger total crowds and ratings than 3 rounds of NRL anyway, and about 10x as much as these shitty 4-game rounds we have now.
     
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  10. RedVee

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    The only foresightful promotion for the International game and... the NRL & clubs are whinging.

    What a bunch of soft cocks.
     
  11. deal.with.it

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    Where is Peter Beattie? Where is Brian Barwick? These two men chair the governing bodies. NZ has been very vocal with their chair and ceo.
     
  12. Springs09

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    Am I mistaken or is there a chance Kalyn Ponga might have to play the hardest, toughest, dirtiest etc etc type of footy in Origin on Wednesday after playing NRL on Saturday night and 2 interstate flights? Where's the player welfare concern?
     
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  13. CC_Roosters

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    Ffs the competition has no sporting integrity anyway. Scheduling, origin, lack of home and away. The sports governance is seriously divergent and dis-united
     
  14. TheFrog

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    Interstate flights aren't a big deal. He's 20 years old. His club says he's fit. He's a fullback, not a front rower. He'll have a medical. 4 day turnarounds are hardly unheard-of in the history of the game. Expect to see dozens of them this weekend.
     
  15. adamkungl

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    Thats
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  16. Springs09

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    ....yep

    If he was playing for NZ in Denver though, ooh no player welfare! Player welfare! How could he possibly back up a week later?!
     
  17. TheFrog

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    40+ hours flying time return and playing at 1600 metres altitude is exactly the same as playing in Melbourne, right?
     
  18. adamkungl

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    Do you think a business class flight is tougher than Origin?
     
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  19. Springs09

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    And this stupidity continues.

    He's backing up 4 days after NRL to play Origin which players are not supposed to do, and then he might have to back up again for Newcastle on Saturday, compared to some NRL clubs who have said they will stand down players for both games either side of the Denver test. Because apparently you can play 3 games in 8 days including an Origin which everyone in the media will tell us is the toughest, roughest game in the world, but you need 2 weeks either side of an international flight.

    And continuing with this altitude rubbish. Do you know Canberra is at 577m altitude? Ooooh how are the players from Sydney and Brisbane and Melbourne supposed to deal with this? They'll get altitude sickness!
    1600m is nothing. You can drive that high several places in Victoria and NSW. If they were playing on Kilimanjaro like these lot did you might have a point:
    https://www.climbkilimanjaroguide.com/kilimanjaro-plays-host-to-the-worlds-highest-ever-rugby-match/
     
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  20. Pommy

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    Good interview with Mascord on the USARL podcast where he calls out the NRL and Clubs as being the sled interested merkins we all know them to be.
     
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