With the problems COVID 19 has created it may have solved a whinge that everyone has in regard to the DRAW with this year’s GF being played on the last Sunday in October why can’t the same thing happen next year.
If season 2021 finishes with the GF played on the last Sunday in October and starts in the 2nd last
week in February this would cover a 36 week period made up as follows.
30 game home and away season.
4 week semi final series concluding on the last Sunday of October
3 stand alone weekends for SOO and any other Rep games and other nations tests the NRL wish to organise with the winner playing Australia in November.
There is no real reason why the GF needs to be played on the long weekend in October it never was in days gone by in fact it was played on the last Saturday in September.