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1 minute ago, FearTheVee said:

I know that the World Cup organisers, in consultation with the Government, said they addressed NZRL's reasonable concerns - so if one of them was sharing a gym with the public, they are not being asked to share a gym with the public.  I would go as far as to say I can't imagine that they ever were being asked to share a gym with the public and suspect it is convenient exaggeration / misinformation from an agenda driven interview.

That is what you believe.

I am only quoting what was said on BBC 5 live podcast.

Talent is secondary to whether players are confident.

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1 minute ago, Allora said:

It has everything to do with Covid, a lot of the World does not agree with the UKs approach.

Tell me how is the Super League season going?

But.. but the experts tell us we will have herd immunity and no cases soon after the spike.. maybe.

At some point that will be true yes. COVID's here forever, once you've vaccinated everyone you've got to open up sometime. Sitting waiting for it to go away is not an option. 

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I was born to run a club like this. Number 1, I do not spook easily, and those who think I do, are wasting their time, with their surprise attacks.

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3 minutes ago, FearTheVee said:

I know that the World Cup organisers, in consultation with the Government, said they addressed NZRL's reasonable concerns - so if one of them was sharing a gym with the public, they are not being asked to share a gym with the public.  I would go as far as to say I can't imagine that they ever were being asked to share a gym with the public and suspect it is convenient exaggeration / misrepresentation from an agenda driven interview.

Surely if you are going to make such an enormous decision as to pull out of a World Cup you would set out all these concerns more clearly to help people understand?  Unless it wasn't actually the real reason I suppose. . . . .

It was obviously good enough for them last week when they signed up to the world cup, strange how now its terrifying.

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I tell you what, if Aus/NZ do a u-turn and participate, this is the best publicity we could have got for the tournament - it's all over the papers/media. The interest it will drum up will be palpable and would surely drive ticket sales.................big if though

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5 minutes ago, Allora said:

It has everything to do with Covid, a lot of the World does not agree with the UKs approach.

Tell me how is the Super League season going?

But.. but the experts tell us we will have herd immunity and no cases soon after the spike.. maybe.

The SL season is being impacted by a small number of positive cases and a very large number of people being "pinged" into isolation.  Sometimes rather "conveniently" on behalf of certain clubs. . . . 

The bubbles around the SL teams will bear no resemblence whatsoever to those around the World Cup.  Interesting you don't reference a pan-European soccer tournament, a chunk of which was hosted in Engalnd in front of crowds, and how many players were infected and how many matches were called off?

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1 minute ago, Allora said:

That is what you believe.

I am only quoting what was said on BBC 5 live podcast.

But you continue to ignore the real reason, which is what Phil Gould and all the other Anzac commentators are saying : this is about not disrupting the NRL pre season and nothing else.

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15 hours ago, dkw said:

Phil Gould is a moron, every time he speaks or writes he shows how ignorant and dense he is. Him giving credibility to the cowardly withdrawl just adds to his legacy of idiocy.

And he speaks with the bitterness of a man who never got close to playing rep' football. If he had, then he might possibly understand what it means to elite players.

As a club player he was taught all he knows, at Penrith, by the maestro Mike Stephenson.

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6 minutes ago, Cumbrian Fanatic said:

I'd have thought the chances of France getting government funding to host the world cup in 2025 have been greatly reduced in the last 24 hours or so, courtesy of Australia and New Zealand

Good point.

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6 minutes ago, Allora said:

Australia an NZ have to do what they consider is best.

Best for who?

They have a choice between doing what is "best" for the NRL and what is "best" for the sport and those players who are more than willing to travel to play in a World Cup because they understand that they will be protected and are more likely to be put at risk chopping tomatoes for dinner than by Covid in the UK as young professional athletes.

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3 minutes ago, Allora said:

The team is isolated together, once they compete they fly home to 14 day isolation.

They isolated in Cairns before travelling to Japan.

And on the track? The judoka and Greco Roman wrestlers sweating over each other? The long distance runners spending up to 3 hours close to others in a marathon? Yeah not at all the same. No, the Aussies have seen an opportunity to show that the NRL has more clout. Well if you're not in it , you can't win it. We could still put them in the draw and give their opponents a 24-0 win 😆. And put that in the record books.

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1 minute ago, Allora said:

Australia has had a poor vaccine rollout due to many factors, some being the EU blocking sending Vaccines.

Maybe Oz and NZ have had to lock the Countries down until they get their populations vaccinated.

Have you considered that?

Have you considered the existnece of quarantine?  RL playersd are no more likely to bring Covid back to Australia than any other athletes or humans in general if they follow the rules.

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I'm calling time in here for a little while, to give a few people an opportunity to wind their necks in and calm down a bit.

I've just binned off a number of posts that are not appropriate to this forum, whether they be personal insults, arguments over Covid/vaccine policies or digressions into other subjects.

I'll reopen it in a short while, but until then, go off and have a cup of tea and a break from your computers or something, and when you come back, ensure that you follow our forum rules, or you'll end up being suspended with no further warnings given.

Thank you.

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Reopened, with a general warning (posted for the millionth time).

If you see a problem on here REPORT IT AND DO NOT RESPOND TO IT.

Abide by the general forum rules at all times. Here they are for those who can't remember what they signed up to when they joined: https://www.totalrl.com/forums/index.php?/guidelines/

For anyone not happy with any of that, the internet is a big place, and other forums and social media platforms are available.

Thank you.

 

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great nuggets i na very good article (with at title that doesn't do it justice):

 

big rebellion by the players

RL Players association is at least supporting it to a certain degree

Troy Grant still fighting against his old clique

Replacement nations

out of the box replacement solutions

the statements of Meninga and Maguire

political discussions on a government level

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This is so low I don't even know where to begin. Out and out bribary:

NZ Rugby League has confirmed it has started talks to play a test in the Pacific Islands - and Newshub understands it will be against Tonga. 

New Zealand and Australia have worn a verbal spray in the UK for withdrawing from this year's Rugby League World Cup, citing player welfare concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2021/07/rugby-league-nz-rugby-league-considers-taking-tests-to-tonga-with-world-cup-now-looking-doubtful.amp.html

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Just now, Damien said:

This is so low I don't even know where to begin. Out and out bribary:

NZ Rugby League has confirmed it has started talks to play a test in the Pacific Islands - and Newshub understands it will be against Tonga. 

New Zealand and Australia have worn a verbal spray in the UK for withdrawing from this year's Rugby League World Cup, citing player welfare concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2021/07/rugby-league-nz-rugby-league-considers-taking-tests-to-tonga-with-world-cup-now-looking-doubtful.amp.html

the only chance NZ and Australia, which means the NRL, have to win, is by bringing the Pacific Nations to an official boycott before the RLWC-British Government meeting on Monday

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6 minutes ago, Damien said:

This is so low I don't even know where to begin. Out and out bribary:

NZ Rugby League has confirmed it has started talks to play a test in the Pacific Islands - and Newshub understands it will be against Tonga. 

New Zealand and Australia have worn a verbal spray in the UK for withdrawing from this year's Rugby League World Cup, citing player welfare concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newshub.co.nz/home/sport/2021/07/rugby-league-nz-rugby-league-considers-taking-tests-to-tonga-with-world-cup-now-looking-doubtful.amp.html

Its so incredibly blatant, just shows how little they care. 

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