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New plan to put Kangaroos back on top...

Post by Geo. » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 10:49 am

New plan to put Kangaroos back on top

Fri 06 Nov, 2015, 7:48am
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New plan to put Kangaroos back on top

The Kangaroos will undergo changes in a bid to return to the top of the international rugby league rankings. The NRL today outlined a new program aimed at returning the Kangaroos to the top of the international Rugby League ladder.

Commission Chairman John Grant said Australia was in danger of slipping to number three in the international rankings when the current series between England and New Zealand is completed.

"I am sure that does not sit well with any Australian Rugby League fans," he said.

"So we are going take the steps we believe are necessary to re-establish the Kangaroos as the number one team in the world.

"And, to do that, we have to re-establish the Kangaroos as the pinnacle representative honour in a player's career."

Key elements of the package include:

o Appointing a dedicated coach with no ties to a club or State

o Implementing a player succession plan to ensure there are strong replacements for retiring players

o Appointing additional medical and other support staff for the Australian team

o Setting up a clear pathway for players to become Kangaroos.

NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said that, given the Commission's decision to support the entire high performance program, the NRL was officially in the market for a new Kangaroos coach.

He said talks had been held with several potential candidates and further discussions would be held before a final selection was made.

"This is a huge boost for the Kangaroos," he said.

"It means they will have a dedicated coach to help them become the best Rugby League team in the world.

"The international game has never been more competitive … and interest has never been so strong.

"So we are determined to make sure the Kangaroos are given every chance to win the Four Nations tournament next year and, ultimately, the World Cup in 2017."

http://www.nrl.com/new-plan-to-put-kang ... fault.aspx
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Post by happy tiger » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 11:12 am

Geo. wrote:New plan to put Kangaroos back on top

Fri 06 Nov, 2015, 7:48am
Kangaroos Media, NRL

New plan to put Kangaroos back on top

The Kangaroos will undergo changes in a bid to return to the top of the international rugby league rankings. The NRL today outlined a new program aimed at returning the Kangaroos to the top of the international Rugby League ladder.

Commission Chairman John Grant said Australia was in danger of slipping to number three in the international rankings when the current series between England and New Zealand is completed.

"I am sure that does not sit well with any Australian Rugby League fans," he said.

"So we are going take the steps we believe are necessary to re-establish the Kangaroos as the number one team in the world.

"And, to do that, we have to re-establish the Kangaroos as the pinnacle representative honour in a player's career."

Key elements of the package include:

o Appointing a dedicated coach with no ties to a club or State

o Implementing a player succession plan to ensure there are strong replacements for retiring players

o Appointing additional medical and other support staff for the Australian team

o Setting up a clear pathway for players to become Kangaroos.

NRL Head of Football Todd Greenberg said that, given the Commission's decision to support the entire high performance program, the NRL was officially in the market for a new Kangaroos coach.

He said talks had been held with several potential candidates and further discussions would be held before a final selection was made.

"This is a huge boost for the Kangaroos," he said.

"It means they will have a dedicated coach to help them become the best Rugby League team in the world.

"The international game has never been more competitive … and interest has never been so strong.

"So we are determined to make sure the Kangaroos are given every chance to win the Four Nations tournament next year and, ultimately, the World Cup in 2017."

http://www.nrl.com/new-plan-to-put-kang ... fault.aspx
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Post by jirskyr » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 11:25 am

3rd behind England? Surely that could only occur on technicality.

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Post by farmduck » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 1:45 pm

On the current rankings, AUS and NZ are so far ahead of England that I don't see how we could end up #3.

AUS - 941pts
NZ - 949pts
ENG - 485pts

NZ had to beat AUS 3 times in a row to overtake us and, in the previous couple of years, also beat ENG twice and PNG, Samoa and France, who were all highly ranked at the time of those games. Even if ENG won the current series 3-0, that wouldn't be enough. Also, points from tour games are worth less than World Cups or 4N finals.

England won't want to hear it but they are actually much closer to Samoa than to the top 2.

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Post by Balmain Boy » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 3:05 pm

What a load of crap. Nearly all of that has been happening for some time.

They never had a succession plan for retirements? Appointing medical staff? Clear pathways (origin, wtf?).

Sheens had been without a club for the past couple of years. Only made him worse lol. Making it a requirement to be fulltime for a side that plays 2-3 matches a year seems a little excessive really. Only worth it if there's regular camps, matches etc.

What is a fulltime kangaroos coach going to do from 9-5 Monday to Friday?? (and yes i know they'll be watching games over the weekend too, but that's bleedingly obvious)

Kangaroos aren't top because they don't give a stuff. Kiwis care more about playing for NZ, Aussies care about Origin. Aussies drop out of the Kangaroos squad at a heartbeat. How will a fulltime coach change that?

If you're selected for the Kangaroos and don't play you should serve a one match suspension in either NRL or Origin matches.


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Post by innsaneink » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 6:27 pm

Balmain Boy wrote:What a load of crap. Nearly all of that has been happening for some time.

They never had a succession plan for retirements? Appointing medical staff? Clear pathways (origin, wtf?).

Sheens had been without a club for the past couple of years. Only made him worse lol. Making it a requirement to be fulltime for a side that plays 2-3 matches a year seems a little excessive really. Only worth it if there's regular camps, matches etc.

What is a fulltime kangaroos coach going to do from 9-5 Monday to Friday?? (and yes i know they'll be watching games over the weekend too, but that's bleedingly obvious)

Kangaroos aren't top because they don't give a stuff. Kiwis care more about playing for NZ, Aussies care about Origin. Aussies drop out of the Kangaroos squad at a heartbeat. How will a fulltime coach change that?

If you're selected for the Kangaroos and don't play you should serve a one match suspension in either NRL or Origin matches.
Cant disagree with any of that...though clubs will always find a way around any penalty for dropping out

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Post by pHyR3 » Fri 06 Nov, 2015 7:12 pm

hahahah thatd be hillarious, almost hoping that england beat us kiwis to make it happen.

for all the aussies moaning about it, maybe if you played more than 6 tests in 2 years (and only won 3 of them) youd be a bit higher on the rankings.

obviously the rankings are going to reward playing games, they want to encourage countries to play rugby league. not win 2 tests then sit on their laurels.
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