After a thrilling start to the 2014 Telstra Premiership, NRL CEO Dave Smith has taken to Twitter to answer your questions relating to the game's big issues.

Mr Smith has tackled everything from expansion of the competition, international rugby league, fixed scheduling, women's participation and NRL games in regional areas.

Following are his responses to just some of the many questions that were received:

On growth of game at international level...

On crowd attendances thus far in 2014...On expansion of the competition...

On player welfare...
On fixed scheduling... On biggest issue facing the game... On playing NRL games in regional areas... On standard of refereeing... On participation of women in rugby league... On skill and athleticism of modern players...

On fan experience at games...