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Old 13-09-2013, 02:38 PM
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Default Rule Changes for 2014

Not sure if this thread has been done but what the hell...

What rules would you like to see changed by 2014? Many feel this season's football quality was fairly average - huge blowouts, stale footy etc.

Or do you feel the game is complicated enough?

Personally, I'd like to see a reduction in the interchange rule, gradually lessening over the next few seasons. Everyone loves watching the little men like Barba, Bowen, Johnson, Segeyaro and Jenning's carve it up on their day and this would bring them more to the fore, and possibly cut down on the wrestle in the play the ball. I think it's a sign that we have too many interchanges when someone as fat as Kasiano (130 kg) can be a starting front-rower.
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Old 13-09-2013, 02:42 PM
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why does anything have to change?

if we keep making changes every year the product wont be recognizable ..
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Old 13-09-2013, 02:46 PM
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FMD - If anything we need to UNDO the Shoulder charge and punching rule. Enough changes to the game FFS.
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Old 13-09-2013, 02:49 PM
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What about if you get 10 or more penalties given to you in a game for a set of six you have 3 footballs handed to your team and the defending team must shut down each football,if you are to score with all 3 they will still be worth 4 points and each must be converted from within the same line of which they were scored

Souffs couldnt lose then could they?
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Old 13-09-2013, 02:50 PM
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Yes!!!! Undo shoulder charge rule
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Old 13-09-2013, 02:53 PM
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why does anything have to change?

if we keep making changes every year the product wont be recognizable ..
By and large I agree, but interchanges takes it back to the old days.
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Old 13-09-2013, 02:56 PM
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FMD - If anything we need to UNDO the Shoulder charge and punching rule. Enough changes to the game FFS.
I agree with these. I think we should back to the way fighting used to be penalised - up to the referee. It should depend on the situation of the game, not a black and white rule.

In the past the ref had the option to bin or even send off if he thought it was bad enough, but there was no hard and fast rule (besides a penalty).
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Old 13-09-2013, 03:09 PM
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Wow. So you were all pretty quick to shut this down. I think the OP is right. Too many interchanges holds the game back from being more free flowing. The quick creative guys get pounded for the opening of the match and then when the big ones tire, on comes another one to take his place. The cycle repeats and the little guys rarely get the opportunity to target a tiring player because they don't exist.
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Just simplify rules so they can be understood and administered by simple people. Start with one rule for 'attacking the head of a player, no matter what part of the body is used' and of course minimise interchanges

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Old 13-09-2013, 03:18 PM
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Just simplify rules so they can be understood and administered by simple people. Start with one rule for 'attacking the head of a player, no matter what part of the body is used' and of course minimise interchanges
You beauty, minimising interchanges!

With the attacking the head rule though, are we talking about for referees or the judiciary? I can see it becoming a point of conjecture at the judiciary as there'd be limited ways of determining what head high tackle is worse. Maybe some specific factors written down?
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Old 13-09-2013, 03:24 PM
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They can change this bullshit rule where the video ref is not allowed to overrule the onfield ref decision on a try unless he has 100% indesputable evidence.

I have seen so many tries this year where the onfield ref has either given or not given a try and replays clearly show that to anyone who knows the rules and manner in which the rules should be administered, that the reverse decision should be applied.

But oh no, the decision can't be overruled because the evidence only supports the reversal by 98% instead of 100%.

Ridiculous rule.
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Old 13-09-2013, 03:25 PM
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Interchange is the big one; how about this.

2014 - 6 interchanges and 2 replacements (player replaced can not go back on)

2015 - 4 interchanges and 2 replacements

This should provide every player with enough time to change their required fitness levels to suit the rules.

Yes/No?
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Old 13-09-2013, 03:28 PM
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No tackling.
Shut up, STUPID.
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Old 13-09-2013, 03:33 PM
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Interchange is the big one; how about this.

2014 - 6 interchanges and 2 replacements (player replaced can not go back on)

2015 - 4 interchanges and 2 replacements

This should provide every player with enough time to change their required fitness levels to suit the rules.

Yes/No?
2015 - 8 Interchanges

2017 - 5 interchanges / 2 replacements

it doesnt need to be done too quickly.
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Old 13-09-2013, 03:34 PM
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Stop with the rule changes for a while. It feels like we changed a bunch of rules every offseason then when you add all the ad hoc ones as the season goes on, enough is enough. Let the game breathe for a bit. In terms of staleness and blowouts or whatever else, let players and coaches have a chance to adapt themselves.

Each and every tactic that the game has ever thought up has been met with a counter-tactic. That's part of the beauty of the game.

The only thing I'd like to see done is not a rule change but a stricter following of a rule. Clamp down on wrestling and twisting. Be less lenient onfield with it and especially be less lenient in the judiciary.
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