The rule change should allow for this heroism to occur more often. Redcliffe chairman Bob Jones stated the club has what it takes to be the second Brisbane team in the NRL by 2022 or 2023. Jack Wighton and George Williams lifted Canberra to victory over the Sharks, but they'll need a greater contribution from fullback Charnze Nicoll-Klokstad who was a little quiet. Melbourne Storm are in trouble after one of their trainers waved to the referee before he had even reached the prone Suliasi Vunivalu during their clash with the Eels on the weekend . They take this trophy with both hands, it will no doubt take pride of place next to their first ever wooden spoon. With so many exciting, young NSW forwards leading the way in the NRL - including the likes of Reagan Campbell-Gillard, Junior Paulo, Daniel Saifiti, Cameron Murray, Jake Trbojevic and Payne Haas - Fittler is spoiled for choice, making his decision to leave out Klemmer and Vaughan a little easier. The Dolphins are set to unveil their new $6.5 million grandstand at Dolphin Stadium, taking the venue’s capacity to 11,500 and lifting to NRL standards. Blues coach Brad Fittler has decided that David Klemmer and Paul Vaughan no longer fit his plans for continuing New South Wales' State of Origin dominance and has left them both out of his initial squad. Overall, I'm very excited by the potential of these rule changes, and if nothing else, it will give us all a reason to watch the meaningless games this week. With Luke Keary playing brilliant football and James Tedesco continuing to be James Tedesco, they really should notch the first hat-trick of titles since Parramatta did it in the early 1980s. Full statistics updated every round NRL Round Table: Can the Raiders avenge last year's Grand Final loss? “Redcliffe are a very stable financial club, they have a huge junior base, they have a powerful state league club in the Dolphins, and they have all the infrastructure. The Broncos are not concerned about expansion. • Download ESPN from iTunes App Store 30d AAP. • Head to ESPN's Home of Rugby League Full statistics updated every round Personally, I'm shocked that it has taken this long for it to become an issue. You only have to look back as far as the 90s to watch games that almost appear to be a completely different sport. I would say Klemmer is certainly one of those players and it is way too early to consign him to the scrap heap. There are surely enough natural stoppages in a game to allow for the treatment of most injuries, if the player is out of play and in no danger of further injury. It was said that once the scrum stopped being a genuine contest for possession, its only real purpose was in removing all the trombones from the wood-wind section. “We have a proud history and I’m confident we can stand up financially to be part of the NRL.”. Each week, ESPN's NRL experts Darren Arthur and Christian D'Aloia take on the burning issues in the game. It was a bad look for the game and Eels players protested strongly at the time. What do you think of the new rule experiments? Tigers have the Fox in sight, Nofoaluma going nowhere, NRL teams: Ponga rested, Bulldogs shakeup, Talking with Daryl Halligan about goal kicking, Six Again: Sonny Bill Williams returns with a whimper, Cowboys end nine match losing streak with Golden Point victory, Eels deal a blow to the Warriors' finals chances, Roosters takes down Raiders on Sonny Bill's return, Tigers snatch incredible comeback win over Sea Eagles, Titans hold off Bulldogs for consecutive wins, Late Storm surge steals victory from Rabbitohs, Ponga hat-trick helps Knights sink Sharks. This week they look at the 2020 NRL season's most disappointing team, the most surprising team and the new experimental rule changes. That has partly been due to the improvement in player preparation and coaching techniques, but also through the countless tweaks to the rules. The Queensland club are looking to go head-and-shoulders above their Brisbane rivals in the Broncos, with a formal bid set to be presented to the NRL holding assets worth more than $100 million. If his coaches' box reactions were anything to by, coach Trent Robinson will have the Tricolours well and truly fired up and eager to return to their winning ways. Love the NRL? The Raiders, on the other hand, looked out of sorts against the Sharks, who made a lot of progress up the middle through Andrew Fifita, Aaron Woods and Toby Rudolf. NRL 2020 table. • Download ESPN from iTunes App Store A player with a twisted ankle or strained knee isn't going to be any worse off for waiting a few more minutes.