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2020 rule changes

Discussion in 'NRL' started by adamkungl, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. Valheru

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    Yeah i agree so i guess the question is, is it in the competition's interest to have a rule that so drastically exposes the quality gap between teams?
     
  2. MugaB

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    Or instead of messing with the rules, howabout teams just get better at not giving away penalties, slowing down the ruck, and get back your ten, fatigue has come back to the game, finally we can see the skills run the game, not the cheats and wrestles, although the parramatta "fake a necksore" penalty is becoming the new wrestle
     
  3. Fangs

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    I like the 6 again rule.

    Speeds up the game, stops stacks of whinging and whining from players. Anything to keep improving those two areas just makes Rugby League more watchable. First time in a very long time I can consistently watch neutral games and actually enjoy what is on the screen.
     
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  4. Valheru

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    When this rule first came in the big bad wrestling teams like storm and roosters were going to come back to the pack and all the teams that allegedly didn't wrestle would be advantaged.

    Clearly that hasn't happened. The top 5 from last year all currently sit in the top 6. I don't think most people had penrith first but not a shock to see them top 4 IMO.

    I doubt that ladder is any different under the old rules. The only thing fatigue seems to be achieving is turning 20 point wins in to 30+ point wins.
     
  5. simmo1

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    Origin has a bit to do with it too. Good teams aren't missing/resting players mid season, so less chance of upsets.

    Biggest problem with the 6 again rule is that we see a heap in the first half, then nothing in the 2nd as refs seem to forget about it.
     
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    Curious to see if it's had any impact on the amount of injuries as well. It feels like there has been more but that's hardly quantifying. It could also be related to early season interruptions. Next year will be interesting for injuries, presuming there is no halt to the season again.
     
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  7. Valheru

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    This year has been unique in many ways so yes we will need to see what happens next year to determine if the rule increases injuries. Having said that, both Roboo and Bellamy claimed it had an impact earlier int he year which was dismissed as sour grapes but one would think they both go that advice from their respective medical professionals at the club.
     

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