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The future of woman's RL

Discussion in 'Women's Rugby League' started by 10$ Ferret, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. 10$ Ferret

    10$ Ferret Juniors

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    IF you are interested get down to see some Tarsha Gale. In past years I may not have said this but its different.
    Its gone from quarters to halves, from 9 a side to 11 a side to 13 a side.
    Is gone from have 1 or 2 fast players and getting them to run around everyone to structured rL.

    Today I saw a Roosters side demolish a Bulldogs team. Now this is not a terrible girls RL they have some good players including one that ripped the best teams apart at the edges last year.
    But the Roosters could defend, they made a couple of errors but backed it up. They scored points by playing RL not just a more physical game of oztag.

    The point is not the score, the doggies will come back, but it was good RL and thats a great sign
     
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    girvie Moderator Staff Member

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    It's good to see the Tarsha Gale Cup has been able to progress to full rugby league.

    The Roosters side should be strong as they also have a number of players from the Central Coast.
     
  3. Rugged Rigid Robust Roy

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    the women should be paid the same amount as the men.

    make it happen Peter V Landys.
     
  4. siv

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    When they have 16 teams and draw same crowds and tv audiences
     
  5. 10$ Ferret

    10$ Ferret Juniors

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    Well I put a curse on the poor Roosters TG. They have now gone and lost 2 in a row.
    I hear the game against Illawarra was very good but a complete stitch up
    The same people told me they were not good against a Knights team that were very good, .although without a blue shirt trainer and the new rules their orange shirt was spending alot of time on the field apparently

    Looks like it could be anyones comp almost
     
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    there is also the investment in the womens game. Cricket Australia is the best example of investing in the womens game paying dividends. I believe the National Contract is just shy of 200k for the girls and with strong marketing and the increased growth of the WBBL, interest is at an all time high and with more girls in cricket, that makes it more popular as a whole as cricket is a sport throughout history that has struggled with the womens demographic. Footy is behind on the wages front but the fact they are now into their 5th season of a semi professional national comp with games now having paid tickets with teams selling out means Footy wont be falling behind with womens fans. Compare this to NRL once again where there complete lack of attention for the womens game with still only having 4 teams. The minimum wage is only 8k for an NRLW player whereas AFLW is double that and cricket being well ahead of both. This means that females in established Rugby Leagues areas of NSW and QLd will be more likely to have an interest in footy and cricket at a young age, once again, leaving Rugby behind.
     
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    10$ Ferret Juniors

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    I am not sure where you get the 8K minimum from. That would be the base maybe for one of the elite players (ie what was the top 40) .
    The difference between NRLW and AFLW is the quality of the teams/ players. I have seen some reasonable AFLW games but there is a lot of rubbish simply because they grew it too quickly and many players if not teams are not up to elite quality.
    The premise of the NRLW has always been to only have the best players. The quality of the HNWP is increasing as is the the number of teams and the number of NRLW teams will increase when the players are ready and that will be sooner rather than later
    The big problem is going be managing the relationship between the state comps and the NRLW
     
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    I think the NRLW is missing an opportunity by playing at the end of the year. The comp gets lost in the hype of the mens Finals games.

    Id start the season now during the preseason while everyone is sports starved (maybe hold the Grand Final on Anzac Day or Easter or something)

    Then repleace the womens club games at the end of the year with international teams in a Four Nations tournament
     
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    Yep. Its like the womens game starts during the credits when everyone is leaving the theatre.
     
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    The comps that everyone wants to play in is in Qld and NSW is about to start soon

    Pity we dont have a playoff between the premiers.

    There even is a proper rep weekend in rep jerseys
     
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    That will always be determined by the market.
     
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    Yep, they should get a big percentage (bigger than the men) of what they bring in which is probably not much if anything. Some of the women players should be making more of a song and dance about getting exposure on nine and fox commentary teams rather than the women they get on there like Erin Molan who does not need the gig anymore.
     
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    To me that should be the elite womens level. Forget WNRL.
     
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    Hopefully the addition of the Titans and Sharks into the WNRL this year or in 2022 will help.

    In QLD it is a worry that a few teams have chosen to not run sides in the BHP Premiership this year. Hopefully the QRL will assist these clubs financially to get them back in 2022.

    An increase in Talent ID camps will also help.
     
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    Will be interesting who gets the new teams license. I feel it will be one in NSW and one in QLD. The NSW will be between Tigers and Parra and I agree Titan are favs for QLD.

    I think Cronulla's original poor application will go against them and geographically there is no need with St George Illawarra already in. the Bulldogs think they have been promised a spot but the way they disposed of their HNWP team I don't think they have a hope in hades.

    I do like how its being taken slowly as I think the AFLW got it wrong by expanding too quickly, there are some really bad games in that comp
     
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    I meant to comment on this, there have only been 1 identified out of these camps, Brydie Parker
    Kirra Dibb was spotted at one but had already signed with Norths before the camp I understand.
     
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    Parra's TG team is not too flash, they would need to buy a lot of senior players
     
  18. 10$ Ferret

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    Every team does and the fact they have committed and even built a facility in the Hills district specifically for women's RL goes a long way.
    Not many players play in the WNRL soon after TG cup anyway
     
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