2020 NRL Season

Discussion in 'The Cesspit: Rugby League Discussion' started by Maroon_Faithful, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Toolman TR Man

    I think they think that with only one ref, teams will exploit it more to slow down the ruck. So this is how they compensate. Which means that they will probably favour the attacking team even moreso now with the decision when they're not certain what happened.
  2. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I've signed up for a fantasy thing this year for the first time in nearly a decade. I'm imagining the average age of my players will be 32 as I haven't really paid attention for 4-5 years.

    Can ya'll throw some bargain buys/younger names at me for the upcoming year or even just some newer club grade battlers (looking to uncover the new versions of Shaun Fensom and early 2010's Scott Bolton. I daresay it'll be dominated by former Panthers (Tyrone Peachey to skipper etc).
  3. jazman84 JM Eightyfour

    It's odd they are popping these rules out of nowhere. Not only does it suck for teams, it's going to put heaps of pressure on match officials, especially with the second ref gone.
    Timing is poor, but I do like the rules themselves. Though I think a 5 minute bin should be used in the repeat 6-again infringements.
  4. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    Other than picking Michael Morgan 4th round I did alright in this for anyone following at home, missed Peachey though :'(
  5. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    What's your squad?
  6. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    1. Latrell Mitchell
    2. Michael Jennings
    3. Joseph Leilua
    4. Dean Whare
    5. DWZ
    6. Cameron Munster
    7. Luke Brooks
    8. Josh McGuire
    9. Jake Friend
    10. James Fisher Harris
    11. Viliame Kikau
    12. Joel Thompson
    13. Dale Finucaine

    14. Corey Norman
    15. Michael Morgan (not sure who I'll flick him for).
    16. James Graham
    17. Elijah Taylor

    I misunderstood how the draft works though. I thought we were getting 21 blokes, so I got guys like Taylor, Norman and Morgan because they could cover more than one spot. But we only draft 17 and can use any free agents. I didn't want Latrell but he was still there at the 9th round so took a punt.
  7. Julian BJ Taylor

    You’ll get cooked. If it’s not a 16 man comp I’d suggest flicking Jennings, Whare and probably Norman and Graham for others. Whare and Jennings in particular though. Good center play (unless you’re like Leilua and produce offloads/tackle busts) will get you no points bar last touch points.
  8. Sultan Pepper HG Emm

    I just can not bring myself to let Whare go sorry. He's got more chance of beign captain than dropped.

    Probably flisking latrell for the Saw too
  9. Julian BJ Taylor

    Haha fair enough
  10. Lukic L Popovic

    anyone else here think minichiello is one of the most overrated players ever?
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  11. Cribbage RG Cribb

    omg yes so much
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  12. Magic AJ Parker

    His brother was a gun.
  13. Julian BJ Taylor

    Mark had feet for hands so I disagree.
  14. Toolman TR Man

    Lockyer to Minichiello to Rooney. Unstoppable. Mini is a great player in a winning team. He's professional and trustworthy. But he's not another star to your show. Billy Slater is a far better player but when you have a winning team like Australia sometimes it's better to have someone like Mini fill the role and do his usual job without being a standout or fucking up like Slater was apt to do.
  15. Boobidy BJ Gemmell

    As much as I hate Slater, and it's a lot, there is no situation I take Mini ahead of him.
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  16. morgieb MC Burridge

    Only 90% of the forum.

    Mini was a top-class player for like three years, and even then I probably wasn't paying close enough attention at his deficiencies. Post-injury he was barely NRL standard. How on earth he's a better fullback than say Slater or Hayne has me beat.
  17. Toolman TR Man

    15 mins to go against NZ you would. I hated Slater back then, fuck me he was a goose. Every time he fucked up he'd yell at the ref and sulk.
  18. Tartmaster AJ James

    Mini was one of those guy who was always a very solid, good NRL player.
    Had patches where he was better, but just never seemed to be that elite best in the position guy.

    He's the James Maloney of fullbacks
  19. Speirz DG Speirs

    I've watched sweet fuck all footy in recent years, but can anyone tell me if you can take the penalty instead of the six again? Just at the end of the half I was wondering why Brisbane didn't just hold Parra down in every ruck so they had no chance of making it upfield.
  20. Magic AJ Parker

    No but if the ref feels like the defending side intentionally give away a penalty then it will be a sin bin and the attacking side can kick for goal.

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