NRL rule change: sin-bins for foul play

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  1. Timmah

    Timmah LeagueUnlimited News Editor Staff Member

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    ARLC endorses NRL sin-bin rule change
    National Rugby League | June 12 2018 12:22PM
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    Referees will be given discretion to sin bin players for serious instances of foul play - even if the victim is able to continue playing - under a change to the NRL Laws and Interpretations.

    Chairman Peter Beattie said the ARL Commission has endorsed a recommendation from the Competition Committee to strengthen the sin bin rule to protect players from foul play.

    "No one wants to see players taken out of the game through acts of foul play," Mr Beattie said.

    "Sometimes those acts do not warrant a send off - but they do deserve 10 minutes in the sin bin.

    "Until now, the rules did not allow referees to use the sin bin for foul play unless the victim of foul play was forced to leave the field and was unlikely to take any further part of the game.

    "So we have seen players commit acts of foul play, put on report but miss no game time.

    "We don't think that is an adequate deterrent so, from Round 15 onwards, referees will be able to use the sin bin for foul play whether the victim has to leave the field or not."

    CEO Todd Greenberg said the sin bin could be used for high tackles, dangerous throws, shoulder charges and crusher tackles.

    "The sin bin could also be used for cheap late shots on playmakers who play such a key role in our game," he said.

    "I stress that the sin bin will only be used for serious incidents and there will be no impact on tough, fair and legal play."

    The Commission also endorsed a proposal which will allow salary cap relief for Clubs in the event their players suffer long-term injuries during Representative fixtures.

    New rules will allow that:

    • if a player suffers a long-term injury while participating in a representative fixture, Clubs will be able to sign a replacement player as well as access a salary cap exemption for a portion of, or all of, the replacement player's value;

    • The cap exemption will be on a dollar-for-dollar basis compared to the injured player, up to $350,000;

    • The exemption allowable will be based on the number of rounds remaining in the regular season.

    "Clubs place significant investments in their players so it stands to reason that we would attempt to compensate them as much as possible for instances where their players have suffered long-term injuries while they are on representative duties," NRL Chief Operating Officer Nick Weeks said.

    "Ultimately, we want to support representative football, but provide adequate on-field compensation.

    "There are some strong parameters around the relief but we certainly view this proposal as being fair to all parties."

    The salary cap relief will now begin with this year's Holden State of Origin Series and other Representative fixtures.

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  2. LineBall

    LineBall Juniors

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    With this rule change - does it mean that anything now that is worthy of being put on report - should also mean a mandatory 10 in the bin?
     
  3. I Bleed Maroon

    I Bleed Maroon Coach

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    Great, MORE sin bins
     
  4. Apey

    Apey Moderator Staff Member

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    Basically we're going to trial applying the same rules we apply to the Broncos to the rest of the competition to see how it works out.
     
  5. Vee

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    About time .
     
  6. typicalfan

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    Well as usual most of the penalised late hits this round haven’t really been that bad now that an apparent crackdown is on.
     
  7. TheFrog

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    "Referees will be given discretion to sin bin players for serious instances of foul play".

    I think that answers your question.
     
  8. roostersrule2

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    Shouldn’t that just be a send off then?
     
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  9. TheFrog

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    This should also include training for a representative fixture, a la Josh Mansour doing his ACL in England 18 months ago. Maybe it does, but it doesn't say that.
     
  10. skeepe

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    Nice of them to bring the rep injury replacement just as Hodgson is coming back.

    Reactionary morons.

    And I really love mid-season rule changes, we should have more of them.
     
  11. Danish

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    Oh joy, the annual reactionary mid-season rule changes have arrived
     
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  12. Danish

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    “Until now, the rules did not allow referees to use the sin bin for foul play unless the victim of foul play was forced to leave the field and was unlikely to take any further part of the game.”


    Someone tell that to Napa getting binned for a head clash
     
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  13. Perth Red

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    Good call on both. Why its taken half the season for two commonsense changes is a different question!

    It is ridiculous that you can be binned for slightly holding someone down but a spear tackle results in you staying on the field. Hopefully they have worked with the refs to determine what constitutes serious enough for a bin but not as bad as needing a send off.
     
  14. T-Boon

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    Hopefully this ends the Roosters finals hopes.
     
  15. big hit!

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    great! should open up the field a bit because we know it won't deter some dickheads. don't be a merkin or reckless, and all should be fine
     
  16. some11

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    Good.

    I'd like to see send-offs for deliberate acts too.

    How guys like Josh Reynolds got away with tripping for so long boggles the mind, this hopefully will put an end to dodgy shit like that.
     
  17. Choppy182

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    I always cringe when it states "Referees discretion". With two referees per game you are not going to get consistency!
     
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  19. T-Boon

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    FYI this is one I wrote to the NRL to suggest and they wrote back and agreed with me and then made this announcement. I am chipping away at them. They are coming around.
    They said next up we are looking at NTCROCDR.
     
  20. Galeforce

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    NRL leaders are D U M B.

    1) Get back to 1 referee......two referees results in MORE nit picking penalties . There should be NO mandatory minor rules penalties.......leave it up to Ref to decide when a discretion has caused a disadvantage to a team......and therefore requires a penalty.

    2) where a referee decision is clearly shown as wrong , example missing a clear strip....the video ref should signal the referee........or which team touches the ball over the sideline or in goal. Sick of seeing a clear wrong decision not corrected by video ref when clearly seen

    3) Video ref needs to be assistant to Ref.....i.e. if the ref calls try and then asks for elements of the try action to be checked........the video ref should go through the checks and then give his assessment to the ref.. The Ref then makes the final decision with facts provided.Most of the time , the ref just needs to look at the big screen like the crowd to help with decision.

    4) use the sin bin for SINS , be it repetitive penalties from same player or illegal tackle or illegal play that stops a try , not because the next penalty giver goes.

    We need a smart ref in each game to make decisions with the aid of Video ref assistant when he needs it and NOT following mandatory reactionary guidelines from NRL bosses.
     
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