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Copa

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  1. When it’s sometimes suggested that all SL games should be televised a number of people on this forum rant that it will kill SL if all the games were on TV.
  2. My small local suburban shops have had 21 cases in the last few weeks. So it’s quarantine lottery each time I’m there. We were Covid free for around a year and then suddenly it all changed.
  3. I’d never heard of Don Fox’s kick until now. I just watched it on YouTube… devastating!
  4. Well I’m watching more than usual because I’m stuck at home in the evenings. I’m allowed out for up to two hours but that’s usually through the day for me. Large parts of the country have barely known a lockdown though. Some of my friends in Queensland have never had a lockdown, sometimes have to wear a mask and life hasn’t really changed at all during the entire pandemic. Their towns have never had a known case of the virus.
  5. That seems more reasonable. Adult season tickets for my team, Canberra Raiders, start at around £100. Clubs also need lots of match day money-making opportunities too.
  6. When I see Telstra Tower in the distance. https://www.google.com.au/search?q=telstra+tower+canberra&client=safari&hl=en-au&prmd=imnxv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwifmu-LioLzAhXG4zgGHQMIBXsQ_AUoAXoECAIQAQ&biw=375&bih=553&dpr=2
  7. Doesn’t seem to be anything in the press. This seems to be just a statement of intent from the French rugby league governing body.
  8. I’d love both 13 and 9 action through summer but that’s just me. Neither should be a 100% replica of the current NRL teams in a different format though.
  9. This is great. The person had a video camera in the crowd and took this footage.
  10. Easiest money ever.. https://www.smh.com.au/sport/nrl/roo-shock-for-meninga-with-nrl-to-slash-450-000-pay-packet-20210821-p58kr3.html
  11. Sometimes a community can feel so marginalised just an acknowledgment of their existence through a charter like this is a good first step. Simple things like a halal option for food can work wonders when people read a charter like this and put their minds to it. Eventually they could ask some NRL clubs how they welcome different groups in. The Bulldogs have thousands of Muslim fans and women even wear head scarves etc in team colours.
  12. This is the first Olympics I’ve watched with the app on the TV that has every sport available. I really enjoyed the waterpolo and rock climbing.
  13. Canberra could comfortably host the teams. We have international standard training facilities at the AIS and elsewhere, lots of unused hotels (with gyms) and motels set up for tour groups (one just as you enter Canberra has over 400 beds and is designed specifically to host groups like sports teams … there are others too) to the capital and for dealing with the huge numbers that arrive for parliamentary sitting weeks. If the NSW government also gave permission for seiffert oval to be used it’d be great.
  14. I don’t know if it should be part of reserves or not but I do know I’d actually enjoy watching a game of 9s before the main game.
  15. I’m struggling. I missed most Canberra Raiders games last year as they played most away in Covid safe hubs. Now they’ve moved all Canberra home games to Queensland over 1000km away. Canberra hasn’t had a single case of community transmission of Covid in over a year. Canberra is one of the most Covid free places on earth, and has the current highest vaccination rate in Australia, yet they move the Raiders to SE Queensland where they have lockdowns and Covid kicking off. I do know, deep down, that I just need a few great home games next season, and after feeling part of the RL community again, I’ll be back. RL is what I enjoy, it’s a big part of my enjoyment in life and it’s been in turmoil. Communities are better if they have things like sport or other things. I won’t go away, I’ll do what I can to help it build and grow…. It just feels hard to do right now.
  16. I’ve had a few pints in Cardiff. Do I qualify?
  17. It really is. It’s always nice to visit the UK where gambling has a lower profile. Yes, that’s really true. It’s insane in Australia. In 2017, the average amount gambled per year by people 18 and over was over $12,000 per person. That’s roughly £6,349.
  18. I suspect it won’t be long until others pull out too
  19. https://www.nrl.com/news/2021/07/22/arlc--nzrl-joint-rugby-league-world-cup-statement/
  20. The most English team in the NRL, the Canberra Raiders. Or if you're keen on seeing live games, just pick a local team that has a history you appreciate.
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