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Letters to the editor and short takes Tuesday May 4 2021 | Newcastle Herald




There has been talk recently of splitting the NRL into 2 conferences – one for Sydney clubs and one for the rest (‘Knights are not a fan of conference system’, Newcastle Herald 30/4). The proposal floated by Mr V’landys is flawed in a number of ways. Financially, the V’landys’ proposal is unfair to the non-Sydney teams. The travel costs for away games will be significant, whereas travel costs for Sydney-based teams would be minimal. Additionally, the physical toll caused by long distance travel would also be significant for non-Sydney teams and be non-existent for the Sydney clubs. The only real fair way to run any competition (apart from knockout) is for each team to play each other; either once or twice. Additionally, the NRL…

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