From http://www.leaguehq.com.au/news/news/new-laws-ratified/2007/12/26/1198345070688.html Referees can allow quick 20 metre restarts once officials are in position regardless of whether defence is ready or not. Also referees can ask the video referee to check on ball stripping if unsure, which depends on the NRL reaching agreement with broadcasters so games are not delayed. Kickers will have more protection with the tackler or tacklers not to contact the punter dangerously. Goal-line restarts will have a standard time where the referee can warn teams once and then give a penalty kick 10 metres out if the warning is ignored. The video referee will monitor the time and notify the referee. It's a step forward but I wouldn't bother with a warning and it doesn't say how much time will be allowed. Just have a shot clock counting down. I've been advocating a 30 second re-start for 20 years.