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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 7:07 am
Stand-alone State of Origin weekends under discussion ARL Commission reviews schedule

ARL Commission chairman John Grant says State of Origin’s scheduling is being reviewed as Wayne Bennett ramps up his fight to have the code’s showpiece event held on stand-alone weekends.


http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/stand- ... 7438169719
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 7:46 am
This makes so much sense from a rugby league perspective. They can get rid of byes all together. The weekend before Origin is a non-event anyway as there's only a handful of games an none of the stars playing.

The biggest issue to overcome is padding out the Origin weekend with other matches. They could look at Qld vs NSW residents matches or tests between the Island nations.
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Northern Raider wrote:This makes so much sense from a rugby league perspective. They can get rid of byes all together. The weekend before Origin is a non-event anyway as there's only a handful of games an none of the stars playing.

The biggest issue to overcome is padding out the Origin weekend with other matches. They could look at Qld vs NSW residents matches or tests between the Island nations.


If 9 stays the broadcaster, it's likely they'll start increasingly late each game, to the point where the telecast might take the entire weekend.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:26 am
Northern Raider wrote:This makes so much sense from a rugby league perspective. They can get rid of byes all together. The weekend before Origin is a non-event anyway as there's only a handful of games an none of the stars playing.

The biggest issue to overcome is padding out the Origin weekend with other matches. They could look at Qld vs NSW residents matches or tests between the Island nations.

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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:29 am
Why don't they play origin at the end of the season? It would minimize the impact on the regular season and would only need to extend the season by 1 week by eliminating the 2 byes or each team.

Representative rounds and bye weeks are already bring enough without a month in the middle of the season with only 3 games of any interest being played. Have a genuine representative post season of state of origin that flows into any international football for the year.
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pickles wrote:Why don't they play origin at the end of the season? It would minimize the impact on the regular season and would only need to extend the season by 1 week by eliminating the 2 byes or each team.

Representative rounds and bye weeks are already bring enough without a month in the middle of the season with only 3 games of any interest being played. Have a genuine representative post season of state of origin that flows into any international football for the year.



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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:43 am
About time, game 1 can be played instead of that Anzac test no one cares about and use the other two big bye rounds for the others
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:51 am
Origin is the biggest sports event of the year times three on Wednesday nights. We've tried it on stand alone weekends and everyone hated it. Shouldn't mess with it.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:55 am
It's not going to happen, but I couldn't care less if origin was scrapped or left to the end of the year.

Much prefer club football and that suffers big time.

Plus, everyone turns in to a know it all spanner during the series.
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I do enjoy it on Wednesdays but the other round games suffer and really struggle with quality.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 9:00 am
I have also become sick and tired of the immature head lines for the papers, the childish claims from both camps calling each other 'rats' etc
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Anyone saying we should put Origin to the end of the year or it should be scrapped are also saying, "and let's cut our TV broadcast income by a third". Madness.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 9:11 am
In my opinion AFL does such a better job in terms of broadcasting and they don't rely on origin.

Admitidly not sure how there cap works.

Last week we had Mackay playing the Cutters in a prime time slot.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 9:33 am
The CM carrying a story bemoaning the plight of the Broncos during origin season and how the arrogant pricks at the NRL brushed Uncle Wayne when he suggested stand alone weekends. Turn the page and the OP story is printed telling us how the NRL will investigate stand alone weekends at the behest of Uncle Wayne. Contradicting themselves in their NSW bashing.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 10:00 am
Why would playing origin at the end of the season reduce it's value? Of it really is the pinnacle of league then people would watch it whenever it was played.

Players are busted whenever it is played at the top tier manage to play internationals post season at a high standard. If anything it has the potential to make origin an even bigger showcase with 100% of attention focused on it.
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A big chunk of players have off season surgery. Just have a look at the players who pulled out of last seasons end of year internationals. It was basically a B grade Aussie team
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Northern Raider wrote:This makes so much sense from a rugby league perspective. They can get rid of byes all together. The weekend before Origin is a non-event anyway as there's only a handful of games an none of the stars playing.

The biggest issue to overcome is padding out the Origin weekend with other matches. They could look at Qld vs NSW residents matches or tests between the Island nations.

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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 7:34 pm
Just have 1 origin game each year on a stand alone weekend, that way club football is not affected. The current format makes the NRL comp too unfair. It's not the best teams in the finals, it's the teams who had the lucky 6 week draw of playing teams without their origin players in the finals. AFL don't rely on origin and yet their game is far more successful
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Rugby league has the equivalent of four AFL Grand Finals. The AFL would kill to have three State of Origins that produce the ratings and coverage that Origin delivers.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 7:42 pm
Yet the clubs don't want it.. Funny that
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The clubs don't do things that are in the interests of rugby league. Over and over. They do things that are in their own club's interests. That is why we need an NRL that acts in the interests of the code.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:16 pm
greeneyed wrote:Rugby league has the equivalent of four AFL Grand Finals. The AFL would kill to have three State of Origins that produce the ratings and coverage that Origin delivers.


No they don't need the ratings, otherwise they would Play endless origin games. They don't need an alternative format. In fact they scrapped state of origin years ago as it impacted on the regular season games. League will eventually catch up in 10'or 20 years
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Afl can't do state of origin for numerous reasons

1. The concept doesn't work with more than 2 states, and vics vs all stars stinks
2. The vics will flog everyone anyway
3. It would need to be end of season which would conflict with cricket, seeing there is a 7 day turnaround between seasons
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Shano wrote:
greeneyed wrote:Rugby league has the equivalent of four AFL Grand Finals. The AFL would kill to have three State of Origins that produce the ratings and coverage that Origin delivers.


No they don't need the ratings, otherwise they would Play endless origin games. They don't need an alternative format. In fact they scrapped state of origin years ago as it impacted on the regular season games. League will eventually catch up in 10'or 20 years


That's funny. An AFL fan telling rugby league to axe three matches which are the highest rating TV programs of the year. AFL would love to have it, but they couldn't make it work.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:26 pm
I only want 2 matches axed in order to make a fair competition for each NRL team. It sounds as though the NRL can't survive without origin!
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Shano wrote:I only want 2 matches axed in order to make a fair competition for each NRL team. It sounds as though the NRL can't survive without origin!


I can see why an AFL supporter would want two of the four highest rating TV programs of the year... rugby league games... which makes rugby league the No. 1 sport in the country cut... But I can't see why any rugby league supporter would want that.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 8:52 pm
Here we go, more one eyed crap
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:lol: God forbid a poster enjoy a sport that wasnt RL
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Yep, here we go again!!! p.s. I never turned this into a war of codes, simply put forward my thoughts for a fairer system for the NRL!!!!!!
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Of course you didn't Shano.

This is just how GE rolls. Its very sad.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 9:13 pm
Perhaps some kind of death clock...
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
John Clarke: Old hat? Gina, in the scientific world when they see that something is happening again and again and again, repeatedly, they don’t call it old hat. They call it a pattern.
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 9:13 pm
Sorry, absolute madness to suggest fewer State of Oprigin matches, when it's worth $500 million a year in TV rights.
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reptar wrote:Perhaps some kind of death clock...


What?
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PostPosted: July 12, 2015, 9:20 pm
It'll put you young whippersnappers in your place!
Gina Riley: Oh, come on, John. That’s a bit old hat, the corrupt IOC delegate.
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