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AFL players are being left behind as their clubs’ performance in 2017 was not only underwhelming but also, for many, disappointing.
The NRL, which will be looking to the future when it opens its season on Sunday, is also in the middle of a major overhaul.
The game will also feature an increased number of stadiums, but many of those will not be as big as the AFL, and the biggest ones, such as Adelaide Oval and Townsville Oval, will remain a major part of the AFL landscape.
In the eyes of many, the NRL’s performance has been underwhelming.
What does it mean for the future of the game?
With the AFL’s 2018 season already underway, the AFL will look to the new league rules to help it move forward.
The AFL is expected to announce the changes in the coming weeks, but there are already concerns that some of the changes could be overly restrictive, and will make it harder for players to gain the best out of their career.
With the league also expected to unveil new regulations for the 2017 season, it is likely that there will be plenty of changes for the 2018 season, which begins on December 4.
Here is what the 2018 NRL season will look like for all 28 teams, and what the changes will mean for each club: Gold Coast Suns: 2017: 22 wins, 8 losses (8-6 to Melbourne, 2-1 to Brisbane) – 12th in the competition, behind Melbourne and Brisbane.
They have lost six games in a row, including their opening loss to the Roosters, and are just four wins from the top eight.
The Suns have won just four games in the past six seasons, but the last time they finished in the top four was in 2016.
North Queensland Cowboys: 2017 – 2017: 26 wins, 10 losses (4-8 to St George Illawarra, 2:0 to Canberra) – 5th in league, behind North Queensland and the Cowboys.
North Qld is a club that has played well under new coach Nathan Brown, but has failed to win anything this season.
Brown was sacked in December after they lost eight games in eight weeks.
Brisbane Broncos: 2017, 2018: 22 victories, 8 loses (6-7 to Newcastle, 3:0 in round eight to Canberra, 1:2 in round nine to Sydney) – 2nd in league.
They had a disappointing season last year, finishing seventh in the ladder.
The Broncos were knocked out of the finals in 2016, but this year they have gone four games without winning a game.
They are currently 12th and will be one win from a finals spot in the season.
Canberra Raiders: 2017-2018: 23 wins, 7 losses (7-7 at Sydney, 3-1 in round five to Gold Coast, 3 (2) in round seven to Brisbane, 3 in round six to Sydney, 1 (1) in finals to Penrith) – 9th in competition, three wins from top eight and two wins from bottom eight.
They were also the last team to finish in the bottom eight before the AFL introduced the “one win from top two” rule.
Sydney Roostering: 2017 : 16 wins, 6 losses (5-8 at Melbourne, 4-0 in finals, 3 points from finals) – 6th in ladder, two wins out of six.
The Roosting were in trouble early last season, losing seven games in nine games.
They haven’t won a game since.
Gold Coast Titans: 2017 (a): 19 wins, 9 losses (2-8) – 11th in NRL.
This season, the Titans have won seven of their last 10 games.
The Titans are on a five-game win streak, and have now won seven consecutive games, but it was a poor run that ended in a loss to North Queensland.
Brisbane Heat: 2017 2016 2017 (A): 25 wins, 14 losses (3-7) – 15th in AFL.
The Heat are currently second in the league, but have lost four straight games.
This is the first time in Heat history that they haven’t been second in their division, and it was their last game in the division, in round two.
Gold Cup 2017: 20 wins, 5 losses (0-9) – 10th in League.
The Gold Cup has been a bit of a rollercoaster for the Heat, and they are just three wins out.
They lost the final to Melbourne last year and have been struggling.
Brisbane Roosterers: 2017 2017 (B): 28 wins, 13 losses (9-6) – 20th in division, 11th place in ladder.
They beat the Brisbane Broncos on the final day of the season and have not won a single game since, with just one win in their past five games.
Melbourne Storm: 2017 2018 (A) 20 wins (6 wins from finals, 2 losses