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I like the nines. I remember a few years ago Warren Ryan suggested reducing the number of players in a team - due to fitness and speed. I think he said 11 - can't remember. But a great footie brain.

I've played 7s and its a very hard tiring sport.
 

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Officially launched today!! I love the concept, this is gonna be awesome!

'Rugby league rebooted' - 20/40 rule to debut at World Nines: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/22/rugby-league-rebooted-2040-rule-to-debut-at-world-9s/

World Cup Nines launch: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/22/world-cup-9s-launch/

How the inaugural Rugby League World Cup Nines will work: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/07/22/how-the-inaugural-rugby-league-world-cup-9s-will-work/
If Souths flop in the finals series I reckon I’ll be too devestated to watch or really pay attention to the 9’s.................
 

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I like the nines. I remember a few years ago Warren Ryan suggested reducing the number of players in a team - due to fitness and speed. I think he said 11 - can't remember. But a great footie brain.
Reducing it to 12 would be a big enough change over 80 mins. Just remove the lock.
 

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Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s Sydney 2019
2 Day Passes Now Available!

Friday 18th & Saturday 19th October 2019
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney NSW
Get ready to get lost in the pace, thrill and exhilaration of the inaugural Downer Rugby League World Cup 9s this October!

Twelve nations will descend on Bankwest Stadium to compete in a free flowing, action packed weekend of Rugby League 9’s.

Be there to experience this festival of football and show your pride! 2 Day Passes are now available.
TICKETING ON SALE INFORMATION
Non-Ticketed Member Pre-sale Access
Pre-sale start: 10am AEST Tuesday 23 July
Pre-sale finish: 8am AEST Wednesday 24 July
 

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exciting stuff but the 20/40 rule = cringe
My main issue - it is much easier than a 40/20.

I know its the same distance - but it gives the kicker a much better range and "error" rate. He has double the distance to the in goal and dead ball lines. Kicking for 20 metre target is harder than kicking for a 40 metre target.
 

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My main issue - it is much easier than a 40/20.

I know its the same distance - but it gives the kicker a much better range and "error" rate. He has double the distance to the in goal and dead ball lines. Kicking for 20 metre target is harder than kicking for a 40 metre target.
Yeah and it just isn't necessary.
 

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England World Cup Nines squad

  • James Graham (St George Illawarra) (captain)
  • Tom Burgess (South Sydney)
  • Daryl Clark (Warrington)
  • Jake Connor (Hull FC)
  • Ryan Hall (Sydney Roosters)
  • Ash Handley (Leeds)
  • Jack Hughes (Warrington)
  • Reece Lyne (Wakefield)
  • Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield)
  • Ryan Sutton (Canberra)
  • Sam Tomkins (Catalans)
  • Jake Trueman (Castleford)
  • Liam Watts (Castleford)
  • Elliott Whitehead (Canberra)
  • Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra)
  • George Williams (Wigan).
 

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Olam, Segeyaro and Lam headline PNG Nines squad: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/02/olam-segeyaro-and-lam-headline-png-nines-squad/

Edene Gebbie selected in PNG Kumuls Nines Squad: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2019/10/02/edene-gebbie-selected-in-png-kumuls-9s-squad/

Graham to captain England World Cup Nines squad: https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/10/07/graham-to-captain-england-world-cup-nines-squad/

Thomas Burgess to represent England and Great Britain: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2019/10/07/thomas-burgess-to-represent-england-and-great-britain/

Big congrats to Tom and Edene, really looking forward to this tournament!
 

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