When the Titans win, the NRL can’t afford to lose
Posted On July 20, 2021
The NRL has a plan to win the 2016-17 season and it has to work as well as any club in the game.
But with every victory comes a new set of questions.
“What’s next for us?” asks James Hird.
“Will we get to the finals?”
“Will our team go into the finals?
Or will we go out of the finals and have to play one of the lower-division teams?”
“What about the premiership?
What happens if we don’t win that?”
“Will we play a premiership team?”
“Are we going to go all the way?”
These are the questions that are the most pressing in the minds of NRL clubs.
“I think the most important thing is to get back to where we were last year and get to that point where we can win and do it again,” said Cronulla Sharks fullback Ben Hunt.
The NRL has been in turmoil for months, with many players being dropped or sacked.
There has also been a raft of new players joining the game and some clubs having to make tough decisions to try and keep their stars fit.
This year is the last time the NRL has had to choose between playing finals or losing.
The two are not the same and a lot of players are wondering how they are going to balance playing finals with not playing finals.
What’s more, the Sharks are still battling a knee injury that has seen them miss three games.
That injury is expected to be back this week, and has already caused some concerns for players and fans.
Cronulla’s Josh Dugan has been nursing the injury all season, and it will be difficult to find time to rest before the finals.
It’s an unfortunate situation for Dugan, but he has no regrets about wanting to play.
“I still have that desire to win games and get back out there and get the job done,” Dugan said.
He said he had a lot to learn about how to play and how to handle the pressure of being the NRL’s most important player.
“As a player I want to win and I want the fans to support me.
It takes a bit of getting used to.””
I’ve got to get used to that.
It takes a bit of getting used to.”
The NRL’s best players have all been part of the premiers and they are expected to deliver in this year’s finals.
But there are still questions about how well the players are fit and how they will deal with the pressure.
Newcastle Knights star Luke Keary is among those who have been hit hard.
Keary was not in the NRL at the start of the season, but his absence has had an impact on the Knights’ season.
“The NRL players have had a bit more time to acclimatise,” Keary said.
“The players that I’ve worked with, they’ve been really good about getting their fitness levels up.
They’ve been a lot more aware of how to deal with it and not just be a player on the field, but also to understand how to adapt.””
We have a bit better idea of what to expect from our group now, and hopefully we can have a better understanding of how we can prepare ourselves for the season.”
Keary is looking forward to getting back into the NRL.
“It’s nice to have some competition and I’m looking forward doing my bit to try to get some wins and do well,” he said.
The Sharks are also under pressure to win this year, as they are still in the middle of a rebuild.
They are set to face the Broncos at AAMI Park on Sunday afternoon, and if they can’t win, they will have to start from scratch.
That means the Sharks have to focus on making the most of their squad and getting their best players ready.
With only one bye week in the season before the NRL finals, there are plenty of young players who need to make an impression in the next few weeks before the season begins.
But the NRL is not done for the year.
The NRL can always add players and try and fix some of the issues that have hampered the game over the last year.
It is a new challenge for the NRL and many of its players have been asked to go out on a limb to try a new thing.