Relegation is the biggest hinderance to player development over there, Why look long term when it will cost you a spot in the Top League
Problem is theyre trying to get it right. No Relegation means the back end of the season can be non existent for half the teams. Nothing to play for. Relegation keeps every team on their toes but then that does affect the bigger picture, i agree.Relegation is the biggest hinderance to player development over there, Why look long term when it will cost you a spot in the Top League
Easier said than done when Rugby League is behind Football, Cricket and Rugby Union in the Uk. My town St Helens is 30 minutes drive from Anfield (Liverpool FC) Goodison (Everton) and 35 minutes drive from Etihad (Man City) and Old Trafford (Man United) not to mention football clubs like Bolton, Tranmere, Wigan who play in lower divisions.
The South of England is dominated by Rugby Union.
St Helens, Wigan and Leeds all have a fantastic junior development programmes.
I think your retirement comment is harsh. At my club alone ive seen some fantastic overseas players Jamie Lyon, Jason Cayless (in his prime) and some older players like David Fairleigh and Darren Britt really was fantastic despite the ages.
NRL have got it right, its a fantastic product but its like comparing Apples to Oranges when you compare finances, talent pool etc..
They are changing things but as has been stated you are competing with union soccer who have big money behind themThanks for answering my comment. League in England is behind those codes you mentioned.
Perhaps I was harsh in saying that Super league was a 'retirement home' but I believe the NRL players props up the game in UK. (like a poorly fitting crutch) Monies spent on overseas players I believe would and could be far better spent in developing and nuturing local juniors.
I would also consider having a combined team play either NSW cup or Qld as a measure for nuturing and developing players like what PNG are currently doing.
Contining to do the same thing over and over again, without change. Expecting an improved result is plain crazy.
Masked panther is reporting
There be no merchandise for the World Cup challenge game releases by penrith .Hopefully the nrl will as it is there game
Either way you would think it a revenue opportunity lost.Would love to see them auction the game worn jerseys money going to panthers on the prowl
I'm looking at this as good news.
He's a decent player when he runs the ball into half gaps and uses his speed and strength. He was doing none of that at the Broncs. Him going away from his strengths getting caught up in trying and failing to run a team doesn't mean he's incapable of playing well. It possibly means the Broncs were playing him in the wrong position and it's their fault not Brodie's.When players like Brodie Croft are winning player of the year, That tells you all you need to know about the standard
Great achievement but Do all the teams play in the charity shield and Anzac cup 2 games penrith don’t play .Did they win the bbq cup now that would impress me lolDragons won everything on offer in 2010 2011
Charity shield. Anzac cup. Minor premiership. Grand final. Challenge cup. What can I or anyone say about that .
He's a decent player when he runs the ball into half gaps and uses his speed and strength. He was doing none of that at the Broncs. Him going away from his strengths getting caught up in trying and failing to run a team doesn't mean he's incapable of playing well. It possibly means the Broncs were playing him in the wrong position and it's their fault not Brodie's.