Category: NEX Cup

All good things must come to an end….

G’day coaches, it is with much regret that I am announcing that the NEX website will no longer provide content for its visitors.  Unfortunately, the decision was made by myself that I personally could no longer commit the time required to continue to upkeep the website.

I’d like to thank Mick for his valuable contributions, and his tireless efforts regarding the NEX statistical information and extra DT related information. The great numbers we experienced could not have been realised without his assistance.

It’s been a great experience and I will never say never for the future, but I have decided to end it before we get into the nitty gritty of head to heads for each of the leagues.

My apologies for any inconvenience this has caused and good luck to all Coaches for the season, see you in the Comments Box!


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NEX Tipping Results

This was supposed to be published before I left for work this morning but unfortunately time got the better of me. The Tipping Analyser got just over 100 votes in all, not too shabby coaches thanks for your input – but I think we can do better! I will post the results and update them as we go and see if the DT Coaches who frequent this website really know what we’re talking about ? I personally was really happy to see the Cowboys lopsided result, now all we have to do is transfer that to field! I’ll be heading out to Dairy Farmers this weekend to see the Cowboys v Knights clash and hope you do the same in your respective league strongholds.

NEX TIPS Continue reading

The Late Mail – Rd 2

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Bulldogs delay replacement decision for Morris

Canterbury coach Kevin Moore will delay the decision on a replacement for injured centre Josh Morris until the eve of Sunday’s NRL clash with South Sydney. Morris will be sidelined for 6-8 weeks after suffering a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Monday night’s 24-14 win over the Wests Tigers. “We’re looking at a few blokes,” Moore told reporters on Thursday. “We had three or four guys still recovering from Monday night that didn’t train today so we’ve got a final session on Saturday morning and we’ll make a decision depending on how those blokes recover in the next couple of days. “There’s two or three in the mix but rather than toss any names out at the moment, I don’t want to get bloke’s hopes up so we’ll make that decision on Saturday. Continue reading

NEX Tipping Analyser

G’day Coaches, among the new features being trialled at the NEX website this year is the new NEX Tipping Analyser. This season the NEX companion website has seen a marked improvement of individual hits viewing the website, this of course means alot of passionate, informed Rugby League brains are casting their eyes and thoughts over the content presented. It was this mainly that got us thinking, why not take advantage of this valuable resource by intoducing the NEX Tipping Analyser. We know alot of Coaches are not only in a Dream Team competition, but also participate in a number of different tipping competitions and some don’t mind throwing on the occasional wager, but it seems every round it’s getting harder to pick a winner. We have always had the betting odds displayed to give you some idea of where the bookies are heading, but every week theres always an upset or two. So why not lean on the NEXpertise of our visiting coaches and check what everyone is thinking? Continue reading

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We can’t talk about a new season of rugby league and NRL without talking about State of Origin – can the mighty maroons make it six in a row?  How brilliant would that be?  It would almost make up for all those defeats pre Origin – no it wouldn’t.

In 1980, big Artie made State Of Origin what it is today – the best sporting contest on the Australian sporting calendar.  Last year Coach Aaron from Fazzies Cougars posted a comment in response to our NEX league –

“It’s like origin, it will never die.” Continue reading

In this segment each week I will break down the stats for the overall leader of the NRL Dream Team Competition. 

The leader after round 1 is Coach Travino and his Ur Done!, scoring 707 points to lead by 6 points.  Interestingly only three coaches managed to post scores of 700 or better.  As you will see from the positional stats, Travino couldn’t have done much better with the scores and the line up he had.  In the break down, I have selected the best 17-man combination he could have put together on the day. 

It appears Travino has built his side around two key players – Cameron Smith (58) and Jamie Soward (56).  Buying those two players has swallowed most of the $4.2 million salary cap with 12 players in his 25-man squad valued at under $100,000.00, two of those players in his 25-man squad failed to score in round 1.  It will be interesting to see how long Ur Done! can stay in the top 10.  Continue reading

In-N-Out Rd 2


Coach Anthony Griffin has named the same 17 as last week, meaning Justin Hodges (hamstring, round 3) and Ben Hannant (calf, round 3) have again been left out. Dane Gagai retains his spot after an impressive debut.


Josh Morris has been dealt a massive blow with the Canterbury centre to be sidelined for 6-8 weeks with a torn posterior cruciate ligament. Continue reading

 We have added a couple of more information pages at the top of the home page – just to help everyone keep track of whats happening in all our leagues and how are all stack up against each other.

NEX Rankings:  This lists all our NEX Coaches, their round score, overall average, NEX Ranking and Overall Ranking.

NEX Cup Round Results:  This lists most of last years round results and from this season, will include the results from each round of the NRL Dream Team seasons.

NEX A Round Results:  This will list  all results from each round of the NRL Dream Team seasons.

NEX B Round Results:  This will list  all results from each round of the NRL Dream Team seasons.

With round 1 out the way its time to take stock of your performance and start preparing for round 2. 

In the lead up to the round 1 kick off, I talked a lot about developing a strategy for the season.  If you have taken the time to look at coaching results, not just from the top Dream Teams but the ones involved in NEX, you can see from the results there are many different strategies in play – only time will tell if those coaches have come up with the right strategy to achieve success in 2011. 

Round 1 is not the time to start panicking if your team or individual players didn’t get the score you were hoping for.  The only thing you will need to concern yourself with at this early stage is money!!  By that I mean, come the end of round 3 are you going to loose a heap of money on individual players because their three game average will be way below break-even and unlikely to gain that lost ground anytime soon.  If you did okay on the weekend then you should stay focused on your strategy and have a little faith.  Some of those high priced stars you may have been looking to recruit later in the year may get a whole lot cheaper after round 3.  If you are facing a huge financial loss then you have some tough decisions to make.  Continue reading