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  1. Size of your wingers

    Great wingers come in all shapes and sizes. Small : Jason Robinson, Matt Rodgers, Martin Offiah, Big : Wendell Sailor, Lote Tiqiri, Eric Grothe Those lists could go on and on. Id have any of those guys in my side.
  2. A hypothetical questiom

    You would have to ban super league players as well
  3. English clubs play way to many games.
  4. Super League down under

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/live-super-league-wigan-v-hull-fc-scores-updates-news-blog/news-story/c4dd3cae077c1e4438bc3e2bb6218282
  5. Will there be penalties for NRL clubs not releasing their players I wonder? Or is that a bit much to ask.
  6. Some of these footballers are very talented writers. Future journalist. https://www.playersvoice.com.au/ashton-sims-strangest-team-rugby-league/#FBlgF1RHVHPsfjpB.97 When your done I suggest you check out some of the other player written articles on this site. Most are very good.
  7. Sudan the next Lebanon

    I guess it depends on which paper you read or which police man you listen too. I'm sure there are plenty parts of Melbourne you can stroll around and have zero issues with gangs other parts maybe not so much. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/street-gangs-are-a-problem-in-melbourne-police-admit/9297984 "African gangs in Melbourne are a problem, police admit, as Victorian Government defends strategy"
  8. https://au.sports.yahoo.com/league/video/watch/38813097/sudanese-refugees-make-rugby-league-history/ The joys of having both an obsession with international football and boring job that gives me plenty of time to ponder the "what ifs?" of our game, has given me the opportunity contemplate at length the merits of rugby league to target the Sudanese community in Australia, especially in Melbourne. For those who don't know Melbourne has a Sudanese gang problem, though others in an attempt to be politically correct and signal their virtue will tell you otherwise. Now I'm a person that believes people should be given a chance or two and in no way do I have an issue with Sudanese people or the Sudanese community, just criminals that do bad things. I am sure a vast majority Sudanese refugees that have been given the opportunity to live in one of the greatest countries on earth are here to better their lives and make the most of their opportunities this nation has presented them with. But their is an element with in their community small though it may be yet sizable enough to temp enough young men to go out in groups and act in an unlawful way and attract the attention of the Australian community and media. Unfortunately this taints the rest of the Sudanese community unfairly. The Lebanese community once had a similar problem with gangs and issues and I see the Sudanese community in the same place Lebanese were 20 years ago. What changed? I'm sure there is still Lebanese gangs around but a majority of Lebanese immigrants have now integrated into Australian culture and are no longer in my opinion, looked at in a negative light. So what is a big part of Australian culture? Sport of course. To help Sudanese kids fit more into the Australian way of life and integrate them into our culture the best way I can think to do it is through specifically targeting these kids and getting them involved in Australian sport. That way they make Australian friends rather then just hang out in groups who through lack of wisdom might be tempted to go out and do things they should not be doing. A interest in Australian sport can help them form bonds of friendship with their team mates as they now have something in common with Australian kids, make Australian friends and get to know the families of such friends and eradicate any bias they have of locals through doing so. Even Sudanese parents, to sit down and have a beer with one of the other dads and talk football would be a great tool to make these people feel more at home in Australia and accepting of the Australian way of doing things. Melbourne as successful as they have been on the field and as a club have not had a huge amount of success in bringing through local Victorian talent. Many of the born and bred Victorians have AFL in their blood with generation after generation playing and immersing themselves in the game to extreme levels. Not so with the Sudanese community, many of who have only just arrived into this country. If Rugby League targets the Sudanese community in Melbourne the first big name Victorian home grown player may very well of African decent. They would be doing the community a favor by getting these kids off the street and on the football field. They would be doing the kids a favor by getting them more active in eating the right foods and doing the right exercise and giving them something to focus on then going out in groups and getting themselves into trouble. They would be doing themselves a favor with media attention for doing something positive in the community and by opening their brand to a new player pool of local Victorians who desperately need to find somewhere they can fit into Australian society and create good role models for Sudanese and other Victorian kids. They would also be doing Rugby League a favor by possibly creating the next Lebanon style international rugby league team who through the work of expat Lebanese players now have national recognition in their home country and their own rugby league competitions. There is a lot of positives. Start encouraging kids to take up the game by offering Sudanese schoolboy representative games, maybe even tours. Create an academy, a clubhouse or even a team where these kids can go and focus on doing the right things to become the best rugby league players they can be and not spend time hanging out on the streets. Create goals like forming a future African Cup with South Africa, Lebanon and Sudan tri series to build up a competitive national side that can one day take part in the World Cup and do Sudanese immigrants and Sudan the nation proud like Lebanon has done. If we do these things then maybe one day the Melbourne Storm might have a group of home grown local role models in their team that can further push our game into the AFL dominated Victorian sports market and a new Rugby League international team with a feel good story left in its wake.
  9. Its a different type of game that will produce different types of players. No. We should not.
  10. No it wouldn't work like that. Melbourne storm for example have 2 QLD cup affiliates that both played in the semi final. Only PNG players would play for the Hunters, the other players would have to go through a different club which happens all the time already.
  11. Western Australia could use the PNG Hunters as a feeder club. They are the only QLD cup team that isn't associated with a NRL club and of course they are the current champions. It all fits nicely.
  12. I'm all for it, I just think it might be a bit difficult on the players.
  13. America is a bit closer I. A bit hard to go half way around the earth for a football game and back again.