The AFL Commission members are currently putting both hands to their mouths, suppressing an uncontrollable laugh.
NRL not going anywhere. Keep dreamingSMH A. Proszenko & A. Pengilly 9.4.21
Proszenko said, re the blowouts & lack of competitiveness of many NRL teams, & views of NRL Premiership coach W. Ryan
"...because there aren't enough good players to spread across the comp.. He [Ryan] puts it down to promising play makers leaving the junior ranks because they can't compete with kids who physically develop quicker in their cohort".
"Good halfbacks are as rare as rocking horse sh*t...When not enough people are playing the game, it's felt at the top. If there are more good players because the base is broader, you wouldn't see these discrepancies in standard".
One of the NRL’s greatest selling points has been that, on any given day, every team is considered a chance of winning. And then the 2021 season kicked off.www.smh.com.au
The collapse in male contact RL nos. in Greater Sydney, in the Gold Coast-Greater Brisbane- Sunshine Coast corridor, ACT, many rural & regional areas in NSW & Qld. is a severe threat to the future of the NRL; & its ability to expand beyond 16 teams (without causing far more dilution of skills).