2020 – earthworks, piling and basement construction
2021 – completion of the structure
2022 – completion of the building and public domain, including installation of the roof, façade and internal fit-out.
I love the conference idea. I’ve suggested the EXACT idea for years with a slight difference in the finals system.
The final system should be made up of 4 top teams from each conference and the finals system should stay the same.
Final system should be as follows:
Team 1A vs 2B
Team 2A vs 1B
Winners get a week off (losers get 2nd chance and play winners of next 4)
Team 3C vs 4D
Team 4C vs 3D
Losers knocked out
Highest ranked team in each game gets home advantage at any stage and same with grand final based on for and against in finals competition.
For example if teams 1A and 1B meet in the grand final than the team with the best for/against percentage in the finals series gets the grand final in their capital city.
From a Sydney (say conference S) perspective that’s probably a better way to do it. What if the Others ( say conference O) never get to the grand final because conference S is stronger. Or the other way around if Conference O is stronger and no team from Conference S ever gets to a Grand Final. They way it is proposed ensures that a team from each conference is in the Grand Final.
I don’t have a preference either way but I can see why they have chosen the final method they have. I do like the overall conference concept.
Parramatta river / Parra road is the fairest system . Melb , Canberra , warriors and new nz team , plus 5 teams from south of the river , 4 qld teams , newy , and 4 Sydney teams north of the road/ river or there abouts . You might go manly , Penrith ,Parra , and tigers really , in the north comp , and the rest of the 5 Sydney / Illawarra teams in the south . So that’s Souths , roosters , dogs , dragons , sharks .
It would also allow both conferences to have a new team , so the crap qld teams don’t get a chance or 2 Free wins for the first couple years , and traditional rivals stay together , for the most part .
I was thinking something similar with how to split the comp. I think North, South also.
It would depend on strength of conference but one way to avoid the chance of the best teams not being able to play in a grand final would be to have the conference for draw / schedule but then have a combined finals system based on points.
That wouldn’t be fair to say the 6th placed , north team who swept the south when they played those allotted games , but went 50% on thier own conference .(basically proving theyre better than any team in the south , but don’t have as good a record , as they only played the south once not twice ) . I think the top 4 , from each would be fine . I actually think if they’re going to do that , just bring in 4 teams . Adelaide/ Pacific islands team, Perth , second Queensland , and Wellington/ South Island team. Then put 2 in the north , 2 in the south , and be done with it . Make it a national Comp , and stop messing about
To me the question that NRL and Annesley dont seem to be able to answer or even relate to is the basic one of ‘what advantage does the transgressed team get on the field in the game?’
Should not the first response to a offence when detected either by referee, sideline touchies or the bunker is… I dont understand that something as blatant and in the open as Mitchell’s actions was not picked up and action taken. Thats lax to me and no obvious answer to that was given. If video footage was good enough for post match review, for chrissake why was t not picked up and acted on at the time? Officials have been let off the hook again.
Also as a side comment - Mitchell was going to get 4 weeks anyway if he was unsuccessful in appealling, why was there no extra penalty eg even 1 more week applicable for going ahead with the appeal? Of course Souths would appeal if there was no extra penalty involved with a failed attempt. You would be nuts not too.
It was only 3 weeks if he took the early plea. So he got an extra week out of the challenge
Thank you. Id read / understood it as 4 weeks whether he appealled or not. Much appreciated.
SOUFFS should have been fined $10k for a frivolous challenge he was never going to get reduction to much rubbish in his game and it’s finally caught up with him all we can look forward to is him going again and a longer suspension
Kotoni Staggs faces suspension after a woman made a complaint about his drunken behaviour at a Brisbane pub. No police involvement nor criminal or assault charges laid. NRL is investigating. Staggs is recovering from a serious injury and should not be drinking.
Totally agree. I have no issue with him referring to us as “Wests” (or “the Tigers”), but when he insists on “Wests Tigers”, with the emphasised s, it just sounds ridiculous. Fully understand that that is technically correct though.
Edit - I can never quote properly on my iPhone. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.
It’s sort going off into something else, but I can’t stand how we are the only team in the comp consistently referred to by our full name.
On that point the NRL put out a league table fridge magnet with every teams mascots that you can stick on the ladder 1 -16
When it comes to us it is WESTS TIGERS
I think they worry fans will still be offended by calling them just WESTS or TIGERS
No wonder we never get ahead as a club
Must be some young people on here that didn’t see the blow ups that used occur anytime someone called us the Tigers.
I can see it is still around as we are the only club that is always referred to as Wests Tigers
it just looks weird when you see
Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles
Eels vs Roosters
Storm vs Titans
Wests Tigers vs Raiders
St George are either Saints or Dragons not usually St George Dragons or St George Illawarra Dragons every time
At some point on ladders and things we need to follow the rest, if it is listed as mascots then go with that not have every other team listed as a mascot and us Wests Tigers. NRL should review at some point
Even the NRL ladder is mascots except us
Great Hobo that is Not the official NRL.com app so who cares
The governing body NRL
on the nrl.com website with the ladder has every team listed as a mascot EXCEPT us we are Wests Tigers it is stupid