Brad Fittler backs summer league proposal amid ‘safety issue’ for lower grades
NSW Blues coach Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler has backed a proposal to launch a short competition for the NRL’s rising stars.
Nine commentator Phil Gould made the ‘summer league’ suggestion due to lower grades missing out on two seasons in a row as a result of pandemic restrictions.
Freddy told Mark Levy such a competition would be “ideal”.
“If blokes aren’t playing at that lower level, and then forcing their way up … into the NRL, it’s a safety issue more than anything.
“The more footy we can get them, the better.”
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