Carty urges NRL to shorten Origin period

iSelect Gold Coast Titans coach John Cartwright has urged the NRL not to abandon possible changes to the structure of the State of Origin schedule in future after it was confirmed the 2014 Series would again be played out over an eight-week period.


The NRLs head of football, Todd Greenberg, had previously discussed the possibility of tightening the Origin schedule from eight weeks down to six but that clearly is now on hold with the announcement Origin matches will be played on May 28, June 18 and July 9 next year.


Cartwright expressed his disappointment that the status quo remained.


Its a tough period of the year for everyone but Id assumed they were going to tighten it up, Cartwright told NRL.com.


A two-week break I think would be a lot better. Its a long period of the season and I think its detrimental to all clubs.


Origin is a big part of the game but the clubs pay these boys and its just a big chunk out of the year. You dont get a lot out of them during that period and its pretty much a nine-week period.


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