With the NRL taking a cautious approach to the situation at Eden Park, it’s been easy to forget just how much of a different game this year’s fixture is than the one that saw the league’s highest-profile stars in the spotlight.
While the NRL is well aware of the concerns, it is also aware of how little time has passed between this weekend’s games and how much work remains to be done.
A new plan was drawn up last week to improve safety at Eden for the first time in more than a decade, which included the removal of fire marshal Rob Lacey and replacing him with an experienced chief fire officer.
Lacey was replaced last year after an extended period of poor performance and was replaced by the same experienced chief, Mike Brown, who has overseen the NRL’s recent spate of scandals and the recent retirement of two of its top-level officials.
The changes have meant the NRL has had to be cautious with the fire service and its training to the players, but the changes have also meant the league is in a much better position to prepare for a game that could be a major test for the current state of the game.
The league will have two fire marshals at Eden this weekend, one of whom will be a veteran of the fire-fighting industry.
Lacy has been at the centre of some controversy with some believing his actions at Eden were an attempt to cover up the fact he was working for the club, while others believe he was simply using his position to gain an advantage in the fight.
The NRL will be taking some time to understand the issues and get a better understanding of how best to proceed.
But it’s the changes that have caused a major overhaul to the way the game is being played in Australia, with the NRL now offering its players and coaches the chance to take part in an extra-curricular activity that will help them better prepare for the game that they love.
So what is the fire marshall training and how will it help players and their families prepare for Eden Park?
What are the key changes to the NRL season?
The first thing you need for a fire marshalled game is a fire-service uniform.
The NRL has introduced a new, full-time fire marshalling officer for each of the 13 matches in the NRL this season.
It’s also important to have the appropriate equipment.
Players have to wear the appropriate boots and gloves.
The fire marshalls have to be able to use all of the equipment that the players need.
The fire marshaler will be trained by a fire officer who will be familiar with the sport of firefighting.
The firefighter will then go to the field and will train the players.
The firefighters will then carry out the tasks of clearing the area and keeping the fire burning.
The game has also seen a change to how players are assessed for the fire protection and safety of the ground, with players now given a new rating system that will be used by the NRL in the future.
The first player to get a rating of ‘A’ or higher will be awarded a ‘Fire Marshal’ badge, while the second player to achieve an ‘A+’ rating will be rewarded with a ‘Lamb of the North’ badge.
The player will then be given the task of clearing away the debris that has fallen from the field in front of the goal post, as well as ensuring the turf is clear.
The players will then take the field again with the same objective in mind.
The new rating is based on a number of factors, including the number of players in the match and the size of the field.
The team that has the most players in each position at the time of the assessment will receive a ‘Greater Fire Marshal’ rating.
The number of ‘Greaters’ on the field will be based on the size and number of people in the field at the moment.
The greater the number, the higher the rating.
A ‘Great’ rating means the player is doing a good job of clearing debris and ensuring that the ground is clear, while a ‘A’, ‘B’ or ‘C’ rating represents a poor performance.
Players will also be given a scorecard, which will be recorded on the game screen and available to review at the end of each match.
The scorecard will show how many players have been rated ‘A,’ ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’ and ‘E’.
The players who have been the worst of the worst will also get a score.
This will give the player an opportunity to assess their performance against the team that was the worst.
This process will continue throughout the season.
Players who have failed the assessment process will be put through an ‘interview’ with the game manager and will be able take part for a short time before the game in question.
Players also have the option of being allowed to participate in an ‘exercise’ in which they will be given an opportunity on the ground to train in a variety of activities including tackling, lifting and running.The