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NRL Season 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:29 am
by Pole
I thought it might be worth starting a thread to discuss general NRL news and matches not featuring Melbourne for this season.

Who saw the Broncos last night? THey have forgotten how to win, the pain continues!

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:34 am
by Mattpoet
I find them almost unwatchable at the moment. It's like they'd rather be anywhere else.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:59 am
by Pole
Agree with you there, especially if you look at their performance against Wests 2 weeks ago. Although I thought they had a crack last night, they are just really bad.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:52 am
by yourhero
It was an interesting round just gone. Some of the competition heavyweights barely got the job done...

The Roosters were exceptionally lucky to get away with a win against the Titans by 6. The Titans had a try disallowed and the Roosters were awarded one off a Tom Brady special forward pass.

The Raiders barely held on to beat the 13th placed Cowboys by 2 points.

The Eels were very lucky to get away with their 2 point win against the 16th placed Bulldogs as well.

The Panthers on the other hand looked red hot. I thought the Sea Eagles might trouble them, but they completely dismantled them.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:54 pm
by sallymay
I’m actually enjoying watching the panthers play...they seem to be a happy bunch

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:26 pm
by Mattpoet
https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/parramatta ... 630e9e1af0

This could be a gold medallist in the category of mental gymnastics

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:02 pm
by Mattpoet
What's everyone's thoughts on the 2 week suspension for covid breaches handed to Wayne Bennett? Considering he hasn't been apologetic for jeopardising the season and wrote the rules, I'm not sure it's enough.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:52 pm
by sallymay
He wrote the rules...if he forgot then then he is losing it

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:59 pm
by Mattpoet
He was part if the project Apollo task force that wrote the rules. Most likely he just thinks they don't apply to him and why would he, he gets away with everything because his buddies in the media cover his tracks.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 pm
by yourhero
When has Bennett ever admitted fault and been genuinely remorseful of anything?

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:49 am
by Pole
What did everyone think of the ROosters vs Dragons games? Roosters just too organised. Can;t believe the Dragons kept letting those bombs hit the deck... Isn;t that rugby league 101... dont let the kick bounce?

Interesting;y they were mentioning the Roosters may be in "a heavy training load" in preparation for the finals. They went through a lean patch last season in late May/early June around round 12-14ish then won all but 1 of their last 8 games before finals. I understand that, and have heard teams doing this to make sure they are best prepared for finals... but this season its not like the Roosters are guaranteed top 4 so it would be a bit risky. Personally I think they are beatable this year come finals.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:30 pm
by TC
Mattpoet wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:02 pm
What's everyone's thoughts on the 2 week suspension for covid breaches handed to Wayne Bennett? Considering he hasn't been apologetic for jeopardising the season and wrote the rules, I'm not sure it's enough.
Foxx and Latrell got $ 50K fines for breaking Covid rules; Bennett - who is on Project Apollo and helped helped MAKE the rules gets a slap on the wrist. Disgraceful.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/04/28/mit ... 0offences.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:35 am
by Pole
TC wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:30 pm
Mattpoet wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:02 pm
What's everyone's thoughts on the 2 week suspension for covid breaches handed to Wayne Bennett? Considering he hasn't been apologetic for jeopardising the season and wrote the rules, I'm not sure it's enough.
Foxx and Latrell got $ 50K fines for breaking Covid rules; Bennett - who is on Project Apollo and helped helped MAKE the rules gets a slap on the wrist. Disgraceful.
https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/04/28/mit ... 0offences.
Agree, very soft penalty for Bennett.

PS- Warriors making a late charge for finals!

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:34 am
by Mattpoet
yourhero wrote:
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:01 pm
When has Bennett ever admitted fault and been genuinely remorseful of anything?
Very true. He's the ultimate deflector.

Re: NRL Season 2020

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:20 am
by Pole
Panthers looking very good at the moment, probably only team without any major injuries if I'm not mistaken?