2020 rule changes

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  1. adamkungl

    adamkungl Immortal

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    Bizarre stuff

    https://www.nrl.com/news/2019/12/06...-trainers-2040-kick-endorses-challenge-system

    Challenge system - possibly a fan, holding judgement until specific details published.

    20/40 - nonsense. No one will use this. It has been trialled and failed in QCUP. And why would we want more kick and hope plays?

    Choose scrum placement - ok i guess? May introduce some variation in set plays. Unexpected but I'll fall in favour of this one.

    Reset on ball hitting ref/trainer - fine.

    "The act of tackling a player in mid-air will be banned whether the player initiating contact is the attacking player or the defending player"
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    This will go down as one of the all time worst rule changes. Mark my words.
    The existing rule was well-considered for a reason. This change makes wingers basically untouchable.
    Kick to wing, winger jumps, can't be tackled, try. Over and over again. The only defence will be to flood the play with blockers - which is also ugly and illegal.
    Tupou is gonna score 100 tries in 2020.
     
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  2. Knight76

    Knight76 Juniors

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    Tackling player in the air rule change is idiotic.

    We will also see some NFL style jump over defence or fullback plays as cant tackle them "in the air".

    Does the rule say following a kick, or that the player lands in a dangerous manner.

    Your going to tackle them vs concede a try, and concede the penalty.
     
  3. Dragonwest

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    You can still challenge for the ball in the air? It just becomes a fair contest?
     
  4. Dave's mate

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    Everyone really needs to enjoy this sport while it still kind of exists. It will be gone in 20-30 years
     
  5. axl rose

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    Dave's mate is Gus Gould
     
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  6. SharkShocked

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    What was the necessity for the mid air rule change?

    Honestly.
     
  7. Walt Flanigan

    Walt Flanigan Referee

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    It just seems that there's rule changes for the sake of rule changes. Wish they'd stop trying add bullsh*t gimmicks to the game.

    Agree 100%. This is beyond f*cking stupid.
     
  8. axl rose

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    Cheer up Chuck, at least they didn't change the stripping rule back.. yet.
     
  9. Mr_Raditch

    Mr_Raditch Juniors

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    Mid air rule change is idiotic. Every set within
    40m of the line is going to be a chip or bomb for a winger.
     
  10. BadnMean

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    Trainers + scrums. Yeah ok. Minor stuff & they still haven't articulated how long/when the trainers will be allowed on.

    New kick is just odd. Bringing in a weird rule for the sake of it. Stop it.

    No tackling in the air... Meant to encourage a contest for the ball. It may depend how they interpret it but the bomb & the across field chip will be back in a big way. Tall wingers will prosper.

    How do you stop a guy scoring if he's caught a kick? They are incentivising players to go up for a bomb & then contort to come down & land head/ball first. Which is dangerous. If you come down onto your feet you can be tackled or held up before you score.
     
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  11. mave

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    Looking foward to 5 quick dummy half scoots, then a kick to the 7ft tall winger on the sideline.

    Champagne Rugby League
     
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  12. Walt Flanigan

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    Honestly wouldn't care if they did. We took full advantage of that rule change but wouldn't miss it.
     
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  13. adamkungl

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    V'landys is truly the master disrupter.
    This is revolutionary stuff.

    Investing in the fanbase beyond the east coast of 1 country - waste of time.

    Minor, confusing tinkering with the rules - I forsee a 300% increase in audience.
     
  14. Shoulder Charge

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  15. Vic Mackey

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    Aren’t Trent Robinson and Wayne Bennett on the committee for coming up with these rules? Teams that have 6’4 Daniel Tupou and Campbell Graham on the wings?

    Why coaches are allowed to have a say in rules I have no idea.
     
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  16. adamkungl

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    I've heard suggestions that V'Landys has stuck his fingers into this particular pie.

    I refuse to believe that any coach would have come up with this nonsense, even out of self-interest.
     
  17. axl rose

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    Pretty sure they kicked Unca Wayne off. Politis puppet Robbo runs the show now.

    And Gould told them 30 years ago, when they asked him to be on one, that coaches on rules committees was a terrible idea.
     
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  18. ACTPanthers

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    This is some @T-Boon level stupid shit right here...
     
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  19. Captain Apollo

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    You are incorrect. The current NRL coaches on the NRL rules committee are Paul Green and Ivan Cleary. Robinson's term on the committee ended in 2017 and he did not re-nominate for election, nor did Michael Maguire who was on the committee from 2015 till 2017.

    Wayne Bennett was on the committee till the end of 2015. In fact Maguire replaced Bennett as a member.

    Coaches have had a say on the rules for years. In fact the committee which considers any changes has 2 NRL coaches elected to it, as this article lays out - https://www.nrl.com/news/2015/11/06/coaches-selected-for-competition-committee/
     
  20. yobbo84

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    You just know the stupid mid-air rule has come from a recommendation about health and safety or some BS.. there can't be any other reason other than sheer stupidity.

    Vunivalu might want to reconsider switching to the ARU now.. who's going to stop him when he's had a 20m run-up?
     
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