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V'landys confident NRL has systems in place to avoid disruptions

ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys is confident the NRL will have enough measures in place to ensure there are limited disruptions to the major men's and women's competitions in 2022.

"We believe we have the systems in place to avoid disruption and we're lucky in a sense that it's happening now and we're learning from the experience," V'landys told Mark Levy.

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NRL Integrity Unit under fire over handling of Curtis Scott allegations

NSW Police are far from impressed with the way the NRL Integrity Unit has handled the Curtis Scott case. And NRL boss Peter V'landys will likely investigate the actions of his so-called 'watchdog' in the wake of the charges against Scott. More than two years ago the woman told the NRL and the Integrity Unit about the entire list of offences Scott has now been charged with.

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Redcliffe Dolphins sign Jesse Bromwich



The Redcliffe Dolphins have announced the signing of Melbourne Storm premiership winner Jesse Bromwich as they continue their build-up to their debut season in 2023. The 32-year-old prop joins Storm team-mate Felise Kaufusi, Jamayne Isaako, Ray Stone and Valynce Te Whare on the fledgling club's roster for 2023.

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‘Want to eradicate that’: The only rule change coming to NRL



ARLC chairman Peter V’landys has indicated there will be one big rule change this coming season, hoping to improve on new rules introduced in 2020. In 2021, the six again rule was expanded to include offsides, but teams would often exploit the rule and give away six sets to stop the opposition from scoring.

“We want to consolidate the rules now – they now need bedding down,” V’landys said. “The only rule change we’re going to make is that when you’re inside your own 40m line and a defensive team is offside, it won’t be six-again, it will be a penalty,” V’landys said.

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That change was necessary. The number of 6 again calls on 1st tackle was ridiculous. All teams were intentionally rushing up offside to kill the next play.
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I keep saying it but the game just continues to make it more difficult for the officials. I guess the constant controversy over the standard of refereeing is acceptable to the administration?

Edit - agree NR but this should have been considered before the rule was implemented. Does NRL HQ actually think that coaches won't try to exploit the rules?
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More complexity to fix up unintended consequences of poorly thought through rule changes. Just unwind the 2021 rule changes holus-bolus.
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Peter “Wild Bill” V’landys, shootin’ from the hip
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Interesting... just got advice on Facebook that the "Big League" Facebook page has changed to "CODE NRL"

https://www.facebook.com/codenrl

Looks like the NRL has sold it to News Corporation: https://www.codesports.com.au/nrl

This explains what it is. Looks like you get the Daily Telegraph sports reports, but at $9 a month, which is a lot cheaper than a subscription to the Daily Telegraph.

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greeneyed wrote: January 23, 2022, 11:56 am More complexity to fix up unintended consequences of poorly thought through rule changes. Just unwind the 2021 rule changes holus-bolus.
Fair call. Inside the 10m = penalty. Regardless of field position.
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2022 NRL Premiership rules

Following consultation with all 16 clubs, the RLPA and stakeholders within the game, The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has approved one rule change for the 2022 NRL Premiership season. The Commission has also approved game day policy amendments.

The rule change is as follows:

Penalties will be awarded instead of set restarts (six again) for ruck or 10m infringements inside the 40m zone of the team in possession. This will provide an additional deterrence to defending teams who are willing to concede set restarts to gain a tactical advantage. It will also provide more opportunities for teams receiving the penalty to attack from a better field position.

Game Day Policy Amendments

Team List Announcements – To complement the addition of the 18th player rule introduced last season, team announcements on Tuesday will proportionately increase from 21 to 22 players.

Free Interchange – A free interchange will only be granted in instances of foul play where the offending player is sin binned or sent-off. A free interchange will no longer apply when players are placed on report.

Injury Stoppages – With the exception of head injuries, only a referee, touch judge or The Bunker will be permitted to stop play for an injury. Trainers will retain the ability to stop play where a head injury has occurred. Medical trainers will continue to have unlimited access to the field at any time to treat an injured player.

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Hate the one where it's the old style of rules for 40m of the ground and Vlandysball for the other 60m. I can only see it bringing more inconsistency. The other rules seem okay on paper

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‘One of the great frustrations of our game’: NRL to trial forward pass technology

Forward passes which infuriate fans and decide games could soon be a thing of the past, with the NRL taking another step to fix the glaring problem.

The NRL secretly trialled forward pass technology at the end of last season and will implement systems again in this month’s trial games and the NRLW.

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Unfortunately forward pass technology is coming after Cameron Smith retired.
He was the best proponent of the flat ball from dummy half I’ve ever seen.

Starling better watch out though.
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BJ wrote:Unfortunately forward pass technology is coming after Cameron Smith retired.
He was the best proponent of the flat ball from dummy half I’ve ever seen.

Starling better watch out though.
Would loved to have seen what percentage of his were actually forward. Felt like more than not!


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Rick wrote:
BJ wrote:Unfortunately forward pass technology is coming after Cameron Smith retired.
He was the best proponent of the flat ball from dummy half I’ve ever seen.

Starling better watch out though.
Would loved to have seen what percentage of his were actually forward. Felt like more than not!


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V’landys reveals major review into NRL judiciary system to address inconsistent rulings

Australian Rugby League Commissioner Peter V’landys has flagged changes to bring more consistency to the much maligned NRL judiciary system. The NRL is undergoing a review into the current judiciary system for grading and punishing foul play. The aim of the review is to help put an end to unnecessary confusion and frustration among NRL clubs, players, coaches and fans over both fines and suspensions.

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Vale John ‘Johnny’ Raper



The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has paid tribute to Immortal John Raper, who died today aged 82.

Raper represented the Kangaroos in 39 Tests, including as Captain of the 1968 World Cup winning side, won eight Premierships with the St George Dragons and twice won NSWRL player of the year.

ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys AM said Raper was one of the greatest players in the game’s history.

“Today we have lost one of our all time greats. An Immortal, a Kangaroos captain and an eight-time Premiership winning player. Johnny was the best of the best,’’ Mr V’landys said.

“Johnny was a football genius. He had a gut instinct for rugby league like few we have seen. He wasn’t the biggest player on the field, but he was the smartest. Johnny’s feats with the Dragons will remain part of rugby league legend forever.

“On behalf of the game, I send my deepest condolences to Johnny’s family, friends and teammates.”

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How do networks get it so wrong in this area.


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NRL’s radical concussion change: Power taken away from club doctors

The NRL has broken new ground and will place independent medical doctors in a central video room to rule concussed players out of matches, the most significant change to its head injury policy in years.

Under the new guidelines, an independent doctor will staff the NRL’s video review bunker and can immediately rule a player out of a match if they display category one symptoms, such as loss of consciousness, failing to protect oneself when falling and unsteadiness on feet.

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About time.

Honestly having me on the couch pulling out players would have been better for player welfare than the previous system. It was real easy to pick which players would eventually be taken off 5 mins later when it suited teams…
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gangrenous wrote:About time.

Honestly having me on the couch pulling out players would have been better for player welfare than the previous system. It was real easy to pick which players would eventually be taken off 5 mins later when it suited teams…
I agree. We were guilty of it. Other teams were guilty of it. It went across the board.

I’d like a counterbalance introduced on being able to introduce the concussion substitute after the independent doctors sit down two of your players.
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The NRL is set to increase team lists from 21 to 24 this season as the competition looks to combat potential COVID hurdles: https://www.sen.com.au/news/2022/02/23/ ... sruptions/
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With all this HIA stuff I'd be ok with a 5 person bench of which you can only use 4 - with the 5th for the current head knock 18th man protocol.
Pushing a 50/50 player back on because of your available options after a head knock isn't great.

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The sooner the game moves to a 6 man bench the better imo
To support the games correct commitment to player safety, it's required to allow adaquate coverage acrosss the squad
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Botman wrote:The sooner the game moves to a 6 man bench the better imo
To support the games correct commitment to player safety, it's required to allow adaquate coverage acrosss the squad
Yep two spare players for Concussion cover seems a reasonable idea. I’d like to allow at least one them to have played lower grade game before or after too.
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BJ wrote: February 26, 2022, 10:31 am
Botman wrote:The sooner the game moves to a 6 man bench the better imo
To support the games correct commitment to player safety, it's required to allow adaquate coverage acrosss the squad
Yep two spare players for Concussion cover seems a reasonable idea. I’d like to allow at least one them to have played lower grade game before or after too.
I wouldn’t even bother declaring them concussion cover
Just 6 man bench
Use it as you require with current interchange limits in place

What 6 man benches does is provide no reasonable excuse for sides not to carry specialist back and half on the bench, so every position is covered, you can add an additional running forward with the utility slot freed up, so most benches would have 4 forwards, a back and a half/hooker utility

So if anyone gets a head knock, you can pretty much 1 for 1 replace them without having to reshuffle the whole team

Also if your half/fullback is having a shocker, you can hook him
If you want to have a player like old school Dave Taylor who you only count on for 20 minutes of havoc, you can have that option, if your chasing points, having one of those small super creative touch footy halves who rarely pan out, that’s an option

Just opens the game up for more strategy and different types of players to be able to impact games whilst allowing greater flexibility in the name of player safety

But i know these things take time with the NRL. Innovation is a slow moving beast
So starting with the two players being concussion protocol interchange players would be a good first step in opening the door for quick expansion of that
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2021 financial results

The Australian Rugby League Commission (ARLC) has advised its members that the game will report a $43.1 million surplus for the 2021 season. This is after providing NRL member clubs with record distributions and returning additional monies to players.

The strong performance is a result of significant revenue growth across the entire business and effective cost management, building on the major business restructure undertaken at the end of 2020.

As a result of the financial performance, the Commission has provided additional grants to each of its club and state members. An additional $9 million in payments was paid in October 2021. It is important that the Commission provide security for Members, passing on our cost savings and revenue growth to Clubs who were facing financial ruin due to the pandemic.

Also, a further $5.5 million has been allocated to players, ensuring the majority of their 2021 pay reductions are returned. The Commission made this decision last December, even though no payment is required until after the 2022 season.

Key financial results include:

Revenue for 2021 increased by $155.4 million or 37% to $575.1 million on the previous year.
Cash grants to the 16 Clubs increased by 5% to $239.6 million. This was on top of the increase provided in 2020. The clubs before Covid (2019 financial year) received $203.2 million.
Cash reserves have increased from $126 million at the end of the 2020 financial year to $171 million at 31 October 2021.
From 2023 television broadcast agreements will exceed $400 million per annum being the most in the game’s history.

ARLC Chairman Peter V’landys AM said the game had come through the pandemic in a financially stronger position than before the pandemic. The financial performance was underpinned by our early and decisive decision to relocate games to Queensland in July 2021. A priority was placed on returning additional distributions to members and players.

“The Commission is proud to report that despite almost $30 million in COVID costs, the game will report a strong surplus because of significant revenue increases and ongoing efficiencies at NRL head office,’’ he said.

“Most importantly, the Commission has made it a priority to ensure club members and players received increased distributions. Many clubs were facing significant financial challenges due to the pandemic.

“We have ensured $5.5 million will be returned to players from 2021, with a further provision of $5.5m for 2022. These amounts were not guaranteed and linked to an out performance bonus calculated at the end of 2022, but the players sacrificed a great deal financially and personally to ensure we completed the season and we wanted to reward their efforts.”

Mr V’landys said the Commission’s revenue growth and cost reduction strategies had placed the game in a stronger position than other codes.

“We have grown our revenues, continued to save costs and have set the game up to make long term investments over the next year. In 2019 our costs as a percentage of revenue were 37.5%. In 2021 after making the NRL more efficient the costs as a percentage of revenue dropped to 27.6%.

“On behalf of the Commission, I would like to thank our members and our players who have led the way in ensuring we completed a full season in 2021.”

NRL Chief Executive Andrew Abdo said the commercial investment in rugby league had grown over the last year and acknowledged the support of key partners.

“2021 was an incredibly strong year for the growth of our game. Revenues returned to over $550 million and we have secured long term broadcast agreements which will see broadcast investment increase to over $400 million a year from 2023,’’ he said.

“We have received tremendous support and loyalty from our media partners, sponsors and fans, who have stuck by us. We have also been innovative in the way we have approached new commercial partners and we have continued to look for efficiencies in our cost base.

“I would also like to acknowledge the support we received from the Queensland State Government for the competition relocation and finals series. Our fans in Queensland showed their support for the game, especially in regional locations and our fans across the country showed their support, as evidenced by the overall TV audience increasing by 7%.”

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The 2022 NRL commercial is leaving me a bit indifferent... Certainly no "Simply the best" is it? More like "Blow that whistle ref". incredibly Sydney-centric.
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I didn't see any footage of the Raiders or Warriors in that.....happy to be corrected.

And why have a retired player as a feature?
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I’d say a lot of clubs didn’t feature. Barely a club outside Sydney.
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The ad is an absolute stinker.

Features less than half of the clubs, and most of those not even in any meaningful way.

“So real it’s unreal” is also such a stupid tagline it’s hurting my brain trying to figure out what they meant to achieve with it. Wouldn’t have paid whoever came up with that.
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To avoid Reynolds missing his first game for the Broncos v his old club the NRL has immediately changed the Covid rules.


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well they were terrible rules so at least they fixed it

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