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Re: Lockers back soon.? Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:00 am  

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All comes down to cap space and what they offer for that % of cap. SOL as a player/coach with little cap space similar to Deacs in 2010 would be a big asset IMO because I still believe we look a far better side with him in the team
Re: Lockers back soon.? Tue Sep 01, 2020 11:12 am  

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Wigg'n wrote:
Last I heard Lockers is due back this week vs. HKR?

For me it's not that much of an issue as his salary is massively reduced on the cap and he is still adding a lot of value outside the 80mins on the pitch.


Is this true? I was told the dispensation for home grown players was stopped.
Re: Lockers back soon.? Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:06 pm  

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It has, aswell as the player being there a long time dispensation
Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 8:39 am  

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Egg Chasing wrote:
All comes down to cap space and what they offer for that % of cap. SOL as a player/coach with little cap space similar to Deacs in 2010 would be a big asset IMO because I still believe we look a far better side with him in the team


He would be definitely but there has to come a ‘passing of the torch’ moment. Personally I don’t think it will be this year, he’s had a good break due to CV19 and will probably be good to go in 2021. We do look better but we also need to look towards the future.
Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:05 am  
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Something which is starting to stand out from the games over recent weekends is that players are dropping like flies with injuries. It could be a coincidence, but the COVID disruptions in conjunction with the rule changes which are speeding the game up lead me to think that it probably isn't. This is before the schedule starts getting jam packed with the rearranged fixtures.

Having strength in depth is going to be even more important this year than it usually is, and even if Havard/Byrne and the others are going along fine just now, having SO'L to come in could really easily be the difference between winning a trophy this season and not.
Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:41 am  

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Cherry_&_White wrote:
Something which is starting to stand out from the games over recent weekends is that players are dropping like flies with injuries. It could be a coincidence, but the COVID disruptions in conjunction with the rule changes which are speeding the game up lead me to think that it probably isn't. This is before the schedule starts getting jam packed with the rearranged fixtures.

Having strength in depth is going to be even more important this year than it usually is, and even if Havard/Byrne and the others are going along fine just now, having SO'L to come in could really easily be the difference between winning a trophy this season and not.


The rule changes after lockdown and mid season were baffling IMO. Next season would have been far better. Just as an aside, I’m getting sick to death of the rules constantly being tinkered with. Just leave the game as it is for goodness sake, the NRL, SL and international all play under different rules yet we sit and wonder why no one takes RL seriously.
Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:10 pm  

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100% Warrior wrote:
The rule changes after lockdown and mid season were baffling IMO. Next season would have been far better. Just as an aside, I’m getting sick to death of the rules constantly being tinkered with. Just leave the game as it is for goodness sake, the NRL, SL and international all play under different rules yet we sit and wonder why no one takes RL seriously.

Agree that they should have left it until next season but disagree about us not continuing to evolve the rules. It's kind of like the law IMO, the players and coaches keep finding new ways to exploit the rules so the rule-makers keep needing to amend the rules to keep up with them. I think most people agree that the '6 again' rule has been a good addition, and I'm sure you will agree that we needed to change the rules to stop players deliberately playing the ball into the defender on the floor or throwing the ball at offside players for a cheap penalty.
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Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:25 pm  

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If they're constantly thinking of tweaking rules, they should definitely bring this one back:
MASTER COACH URGES KICK-OFF RETHINK
Seven of the eight games last weekend finished with blow-out scores and the trend for runaway wins in the post-COVID NRL has officials very concerned.
But former Kangaroos and premiership-winning coach Tim Sheens has a simple solution that will fix the problem.
"Just make the team that scores kick off," Sheens told Wide World of Sports.
"In most major sports, the team that concedes points gets next use of the ball - except league.
"The game is so fast now that if a team scores and gets the ball back, they often get on a roll and the defending team can't stop it.
"Giving them next crack in attack would go a long way towards fixing that."
NRL officials are expected to consider Sheens' proposal for 2021.

https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/mole-brisbane-broncos-chairman-karl-morris-sacking-pressure-wayne-bennett-return/bf192c04-f5cd-415b-97ee-77d0a1f951d5
'Do you remember when we had that meeting in Orlando? We talked about how we were knocked out the previous year by Leeds. And at the end, I asked you one question. "Do you want to be a semi-final team? Or do you want to do something special?" You all said you wanted to win. But talking is easy – it needed you to believe. It needed you to work hard – harder than you had – and make sacrifices. You did all that. you worked for each other. You stuck together when it was tough. And because of your efforts, you sit here tonight as champions. I'm proud of you. Be proud of yourselves. You've done something special.'

Shaun Wane's post-Grand Final speech. 5th October 2013.
Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:46 pm  

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ksm1701 wrote:

They tried this late 80s/early 90s when we were winning everything. Didn't work. We kept the opposition pinned down in their own half, got the ball back on the halfway line then racked up another try. At least with the scored against team kicking off the scoring team has to go the full length of the pitch to score.
Re: Lockers back soon.? Thu Sep 03, 2020 1:02 pm  

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dr_feelgood wrote:
They tried this late 80s/early 90s when we were winning everything. Didn't work. We kept the opposition pinned down in their own half, got the ball back on the halfway line then racked up another try. At least with the scored against team kicking off the scoring team has to go the full length of the pitch to score.

Think we also had it in the early 2000's when we were winning nowt! :D

Still think it would be better than receiving the ball back after scoring.
'Do you remember when we had that meeting in Orlando? We talked about how we were knocked out the previous year by Leeds. And at the end, I asked you one question. "Do you want to be a semi-final team? Or do you want to do something special?" You all said you wanted to win. But talking is easy – it needed you to believe. It needed you to work hard – harder than you had – and make sacrifices. You did all that. you worked for each other. You stuck together when it was tough. And because of your efforts, you sit here tonight as champions. I'm proud of you. Be proud of yourselves. You've done something special.'

Shaun Wane's post-Grand Final speech. 5th October 2013.
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