Discussion in 'Club Rugby' started by yourmatesam, Dec 12, 2018.
Post all your 2019 thoughts and ideas in here guys.
The suggested draw dates has 2 rounds before Easter but 5 general byes, the last between round 14 and the first week of finals.
Finals back to a top 4 played over 3 weeks.
Personally I think it is too many byes, the clubs have been asked to discuss with their committees and provide feedback.
Sorry I had that wrong - there are actually 6 byes penciled in.
I can see a place for the 5 byes with the rep and medal presentation. What was the 6th bye actually for Bandar.
Cool your jets folks, clubs are voting on the draw.
I think it's a good thing to see the zone putting these ideas out to the clubs and having them organised. Ideally, the 2020 draw should be getting worked on during the season, with a draft draw being forwarded to clubs in preparation for the next year before the season is over.
From memory, the draft draw saw the comp kick off two weeks before Easter.
Byes - Easter Long Weekend, June Long Weekend, week after June Long Weekend, before Finals Series plus two others intermittently in there to line up with Junior Gala Days which is when the "City v Country" games are scheduled for.
14 rounds of footy through there
April 6th Round 1
April 13th Round 2
April 20th BYE - Easter
April 27th Round 3
May 4th Round 4
May 11th BYE - City v Country
May 18th Round 5
May 25th Round 6
June 1st Round 7 (FSC v Monaro)
June 8th BYE - June Long Weekend SIRU v FSC/Monaro
June 15th BYE - Brumbies P v NSWC
June 22nd Round 8
June 29th Round 9
Juny 6th Round 10
July 13th BYE - City v Country
July 20th Round 11
July 27th Round 12
August 3rd Round 13
August 10th Round 14
August 17th BYE - Bill Castle Medal/Alicia Quirk Medal Luncheon
August 24th Finals 1
August 31st Finals 2
September 7th GF
65 nominations. Around 30 attendees yesterday with available and non available players.
Great result, heaps of support from the players.
Firstly, Mauler do you honestly agree that we should have 6 byes in a 14 round competition? Secondly what could be the purpose of the July 13 bye? All this is happening because we we can’t attend the Country Championships because we are part of the Brumbies franchise isn’t it? You say people don’t suggest solutions. Here’s a suggestion. Get Super Rugby out of rugby in country NSW and let us all operate on an equal footing.
6 byes 2 byes no byes not my decision mate. Let the clubs decide. If you’re so worried about it get on your local committee or nominate for the zone board and put your ideas forward
I realise it’s not your decision mate. As usual you don’t answer anything.
I don’t really care as long as it’s been decided by a majority of the club committees. I care what these people think because they have the go forward to do something about what they believe and are more than words on a forum.
Just quietly, there is a big difference between not getting an answer and getting an answer you didn’t like.
Thanks for the feedback pal
I agree here Reasoning, let the clubs tell the Board what they want, it's their comp after all. I like that there is some positive chat around at this stage of the season, it's good to see.
I'd rather see players make it on merit anyway, if they aren't up to scratch, they generally move on to other things anyway.
I'm happy to be proven wrong but I reckon the most successful player from Southern Inland was actually a player from Wagga City - Ben Miller, played for Wests in the early 2000's and won two Premierships ('02 & '05 possibly) with them from memory out of a total of 6 years playing 1st Grade for them.
That's pretty impressive in my view.
It's a pathway, not perfect but neither in Country Week either.
Why is the issue about pathways such a big deal. If the selected rep team went to country week couldn’t the players just enjoy the competition. 99% of siru players just want to play weekly rugby. Who cares about being poached to Canberra rugby.
I don't see it as a major issue Paul, probably just a point for those that are capable and interested that there is a pathway available.
In terms of playing weekly rugby, if that focus remains on the local competition, great. If the focus is on having a run and a few froffies at Country Week, I don't see why the zone would/should be on that train?
Well worded Sam. Just don’t spend too much time and emphasis on the rep stuff. Pathways should be mainly a focus for junior siru.
Can’t please you blokes.
Always hear reps not adequate. Something new in the pipeline and now it’s dont worry about rep, not important.
Don’t know why I’m surprised though.
“We want change, but not that change”
Who is rep footy for, the players who want to be part of it or old blokes throwing darts from the sidelines. Perhaps ask a few of the guys involved and see if they think Saturday was worth it prior to passing judgement. Right now you lot are sounding like Ian Chappell running out the “back in my days” storylines.
Back in my day rep anything was for the best. Not for those who ‘want’ to be part of it. Trouble is our best aren’t interested in being part of it. They’d rather be home playing darts.
So more opportunities for more players is a bad thing?
Heard it all now
OK Mauler lets just agree to disagree. I think the rep program is inadequate and you think it’s fine and headed in the right direction. Like you said I’m only throwing darts from the sidelines. It will be really interesting to see how the clubs vote.
Let's see what happens with the season proper, I imagine it's a similar scenario to Thirsty Third's in many regards.
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