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FANTASY

NRL Fantasy Podcast: Changes to the game in 2018

NRL.com host Hayley Byrnes is joined by resident Fantasy guru Chris Kennedy and former NSW Origin winger Steve Turner for the first episode of the NRL Fantasy Podcast of 2018.

The trio discussed major changes to NRL Fantasy, presented by Youi, this year including reduced squad sizes, an increased salary cap and the brand new ranked eight-man bench.

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How many cheapies should you fit into your starting squad? Is this the year of the mid-ranger? How important are dual-position players under the new game rules? Are State of Origin players a better option than ever with a revamped schedule? And will the game be easier or harder in 2018?

Listen to find out, and subscribe to the podcast wherever you get your podcasts for hints and tips about the most popular players in each position in the next few weeks.