Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

League Sweeps in Reform on Points

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

League Sweeps in Reform on Points

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BUNDABERG Rugby League clubs unanimously voted for a sweeping reform to the "controversial" points system.

Player valuations, the number of points allocated per club and the appointment of Noel Stitt as the point's commissioner were the highlights of a surprisingly tame meeting.

Debate about the points system is usually heated, although all clubs worked together to develop the improved structure.

Clubs will now be capped at 90 points per game, an increase of 20, while changes to player valuation could see bigger and better talent playing in the Wide Bay competition.

NRL and Super League players previously attracted 30 points, but that has been reduced to 20.

A-grade players who transfer between clubs will now attract 12 points, up from 10, while A-grade or Second Division players from other regions will now attract eight points instead of seven.

Former Queensland and NSW Cup players will attract 20 points instead of the previous 15.

All values will halve in a player's second year with a club. …

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