I'd argue a top 4 still even with 10 teams, because it may prevent the scenario where Sydney and Parramatta qualify for a grand final having won one game all 'season.' Top 5 would be ok, top 6 is too many.
I hope it will be a 4 week final series - Top 5.I'd argue a top 4 still even with 10 teams, because it may prevent the scenario where Sydney and Parramatta qualify for a grand final having won one game all 'season.' Top 5 would be ok, top 6 is too many.
The exciting thing about our wonderful women`s competition is that we have this amazing pipeline of Touch and particularly League Tag to introduce and hone the skills of potential participants of the tackle version. Literally hundreds of thousands of participants in those two variants.Yup, Top 5 for me too.
Looking forward to the increase in teams. More than enough talent, the potential of the womens game to drive growth into markets where the mens can struggle is I feel under appreciated.
Comparing fumbleball-w to NRLW is problematic given the nature of the games. League is often marred by knock-ons or one out play, get those two out of the game and the spectacle improves dramatically. This is something we are seeing in the NRLW. The poorer defence has been an asset ironically because it has led to more linebreaks and open play.I think it needs to stay at the current number for a couple of seasons. A number of young players have come through and the competition has been able to stay at a high level.
It needs to solidify. I think the standard will fall a bit as more less experienced players are brought into the comp to full the teams. The standard will rise again as long as the number of teams doesn't increase.
Just look at the AFLW GF last weekend, that was terrible. 17-15. I did enjoy a couple of the games I watched this year but there are still so many embarrassingly low standard games and how bad is it when the GF is one of them,
Lets keep the std high for the NRLW and keep it at 10 teams for a couple of years