In the early 2000s, I attended a live match between Sydney Roosters and Melbourne Storm, and my memories of that game are vivid.
For a long time, I was a Rooster fan.
In 2005, the Roosterers were a premiership-winning side, and the Storm were the club that had won the most NRL games the previous year.
There was something about the atmosphere at those games, something that really clicked with me.
It was also the start of a new era for rugby league, with new teams, and a new generation of players.
The Roostering team at the time, the Western Bulldogs, had just finished their inaugural season, with players like Brad Fittler, Paul Gallen and Matt Moylan.
A decade later, with the rise of the NRL, the Storm have been the most successful team in the league, winning six premierships, a premiership and two flag-bearerships.
But despite the success of the Storm, they are not the only NRL club to have had their fair share of problems.
Since the beginning of the decade, there have been at least 20 other clubs that have been forced to retire from the game.
This year, the NRL will be announcing a host of changes to its competition, including a new league season and the elimination of the two-year ban that is currently in place for players who intentionally injure another player.
And while the Storm are still in the race to win a premieriership, it’s the other NRL clubs that are in a bind.
After all, a lot of these clubs have had problems with their clubs, or their players, or both.
Many of the players that the Storm used to be had to retire and join other clubs in other leagues, such as the Western Knights and Parramatta Eels.
Others, such to the Knights and Eels, were lucky enough to remain in the NRL and have played for one of the other clubs, the Broncos.
These clubs are trying to work out their next move, and they are finding that a lot is happening at once.
All of this has made it harder for some of the clubs that they once considered rivals, and it’s left them with little choice but to consider their future.
How do they make the right decision?
The Rabbitohs and Knights have been both the most difficult clubs to predict, but the answers are both complicated and often contradictory.
While the Rabbitohos have a strong fan base, the Knights are a team that has played for the NRL for almost a decade now.
Their current coach, Graham Henry, has been with the club for 20 years, and was one of its key figures when they won the premiership in 2010.
Henry has also been with them since the club first started playing, and his influence and ability has been invaluable.
As a result, he is a very popular figure in the club, and fans are happy to see him continue.
Although he has worked for the club his entire career, Henry is very much still part of the fabric of the club.
That is partly because he is someone who is well respected within the club and a respected leader within the NRL.
He’s also not an easy man to replace, even if the club is trying to make changes to their team.
If the club decides to bring Henry back, it is unlikely that he will be a part of any changes to the Rabbitoohs, or the Knights, or any of the new clubs that will be entering the competition.
One option the NRL could take is to bring back the two players who have been banned, while keeping the current players.
That could make the current squad look even better than it is now, and make for a much more cohesive squad.
Alternatively, they could bring back some players who are already part of their team, or some players from the other teams that have entered the competition, but it’s a risk that could leave the players who were banned at the beginning in a very difficult position.
Regardless of what the NRL decides, it will be interesting to see how it works out for each club.
For some, the decision is already made.
“The Rabbitooyas will be the first club to go in the wrong direction, and so the Rabbitonas will have to learn the lessons of what happened and come back stronger and better than ever,” former NRL chief executive Brian Smith said.
So how did we get here?
Many people were predicting that the NRL would have a much easier time revamping its competition than the previous two decades.
At the time of the Roostergate scandal, the league was in its infancy.
Its players had been exposed to a whole new set of rules and regulations, and some of them, like Wayne Bennett, had not even been born yet.
Despite that, there was a