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  1. Ado-Carr
  2. AD
  3. Brooks
  4. Grant (I am praying Smith goes another year)

This will also justify their price tags especial Fox and AD

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AD is a five eight. He played 5/8 throughout his juniors and was made a fullback because of his fill in performance at the Rabbitohs at fullback. He played very good in 5/8 last night, especially when you consider he hasn’t trained with our team in that position.

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@Jedi_Tiger said in Nofa:

hope so Hobbo but who gets the gig CT

Nofo and CT to reserve grade. Douehi to full back and Tommy Talau to replace Nofo. But I’m baffled to replace Douehi at centre as Momo is gone and Mbye is injured.

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Fans’ ire forces NRL to revamp controversial TV ad campaign

Michael Carayannis

The NRL has revamped its much publicised advertising campaign after it drew widespread criticism following its launch on Monday night.

The Daily Telegraph has learnt the NRL have backtracked from elements of the advertisement which they say were wrongly interpreted as political statements.

There was much excitement celebrating the return of the Simply the Best moniker 30 years since it was originally launched by Tina Turner in what is considered Australia’s greatest sporting campaign.

But the revamp was widely panned with 74 per cent of more than 4500 fans in a Daily Telegraph poll saying it had missed the mark.

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Some were unhappy with what they saw as being overtly political.
Some were unhappy with what they saw as being overtly political.
NRL’s chief commercial officer Andrew Abdo said the changes would reflect feedback from the fans but argued that the original ad was “just as polarising”.

“We weren’t given a directive to change it,” Abdo said. “We are reacting to the way some people interpreted elements.

“This is about getting people excited for the season. This is not a political campaign. Our intention is not to create a political debate.

“We want to live up to our mantra that everyone is welcomed and everyone is welcomed to their opinion. If people didn’t think it was an accurate portrayal of course we will change it.

“It’s not because we’ve been told it. We are listening to our fans.

“We are changing elements that people feel portrayed a negative.”

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The attempt to unite the game was wide of the mark.
The attempt to unite the game was wide of the mark.
The voiceover around the Super League moment has changed to show a reunited code while other elements will be “sharper”. The new advertisement could be relaunched as early as Wednesday.

“I was surprised that certain elements of the campaign were interpreted the way some people have,” Abdo said. “You have to respect that. We want to make sure we’re focusing on the positives and the original intent of the campaign which is to reflect on a remarkable 30 years in a remarkable sport.”

The video takes a look at some of the biggest headlines in the game’s past three decades including the Rabbitohs’ return, Newcastle’s 1997 win, Scott Sattler’s tackle in the 2003 grand final and Benji Marshall’s flick pass in the 2005 premiership decider.

High profile players including the Trbojevic brothers, Tyson Frizell, Cody Walker and Latrell Mitchell feature.

Andrew Abdo and Todd Greenberg have had to react quickly. Photo: Richard Dobson
Andrew Abdo and Todd Greenberg have had to react quickly. Photo: Richard Dobson
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The NRL worked with creative agency The Monkeys for the advertisement which took more than a year to produce. The longer-form advertisement is part of a wider advertising strategy which will include 30-second advertisements which Adbo said will be purely on-field focused.

There will also be a documentary about the makings of the advertisement and outdoor advertisements.

“There are so many elements to this campaign,” Abdo said. “We are getting judged on just one. The whole point of the ad was that it is 2020. It’s been 30 years and we will never replicate (the Turner ad). It was so special. Let’s celebrate history and guess what, in over a week it happens again.

“The original campaign in 1990 was just as polarising. It got quite a lot of negative publicity and people speaking out about an American woman being the voice of rugby league.

What a load of crap from the NRL. If it’s all about “everyone” is included, than why isn’t Israel Folau allowed to play ? I’m pretty sure everyone sees the groups of men who gather and pray in the middle of the field No matter which team they play for. I didn’t see probably the largest demographic in the NRL being advertised.

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@NT_Tiger said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

@Hangonaminute said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

@Regan said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

One question is Folau mentally unwell and if so what are the rights of people with mental health problems

All adults who follow any religious text are mentally unwell aren’t they?

Great I’ve got to rethink humanities whole existence based on a comedians opinion, since you started this

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@Hangonaminute said in Could Israel Folou ignite our Backline:

If we did I wouldn’t watch a game, I’d rather jam toothpicks under my fingernails than watch him run around in a Tigers jersey

I and many others would renew our membership if he wore a Tigers jersey

posted in Season 2020 read more
  1. A. Doueihi
  2. D. Nofoaluma
  3. T. Talau
  4. J. Leilua
  5. J. Ado Carr
  6. B. Marshall
  7. L. Brooks
  8. T. Mikaele
  9. H. Grant
  10. A. Twal
  11. L. Leilua
  12. L. Garner
  13. J Aloiai
  14. C. Thompson
  15. R. Packer
  16. Z. Musgrove
  17. M. Chee Kam

The dream is that there is another player swap deal in the pipe line with Melbourne with Mbye and JAC

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I think we should offer Moses Mbye (current origin winger/centre) for JAC

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Christ is born. I pray that you and your families receive the full gift of God our saviour. Merry Christmas to all.

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I will take him with open arms !!!

Sign him up immediately