2020 rule changes

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  1. siv

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    We actually have 4

    Union
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    Rest of the World
     
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  2. Springs09

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    Exactly, its pretty much for situations where a team is trapped in their own 20 after 4 tackles, which might happen once or twice a game.

    No team with any kind of common sense is going to attempt a 20/40 after 2 tackles with the likely outcome being their opponents getting into their half on tackle 1, and only on rare occasions will any team attempt a 20/40 on tackle 4 when you can try and gain another 10m and kick it deep and try and trap the opposite team in their 20 or 30.

    It's too low a percentage play to try it in any feasible way, and just screams that the admins have no idea about actually playing the game
     
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  3. SBD82

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    I think that the intention of the rule is to encourage attacking football coming off your line. The idea being that wingers will need to drop back and the defence will therefore be unable to use a compressed defense.

    The problem is that this will make dummy half runs more effective. Remember when it was spruiked that a faster play the ball would encourage attacking football? It didn’t. It just meant more dummy half runs. My fear is that this rule will have the same effect.
     
  4. Springs09

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    No, because deliberate knock-ons are a penalty, just like deliberate forward passes.
     
  5. I Bleed Maroon

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    Yes exactly, read "officiate the game easier", not officiate the game better. This tackling in the air rule is gonna make the NRL look real stupid when Tupou, Graham and Oates are 1, 2 and 3 for tries.
     
  6. T-Boon

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    Have these changes come in or are they being considered?
    I’d look it up but I am in a meeting. I would wait till the end of the meeting to look it up but as you can imagine I am pretty dang excited.
    I will have you all know that I am probably responsible for all of these changes via an email I sent to the powers that be over 2 months ago.
     
  7. unforgiven

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    The 2 major leagues have implemented their own rules for 110 years, that is how our sport evolved!
     
  8. Vee

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    Amazes me that it is not done more often. It's like the teams don't know the rule or something.
     
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  9. LineBall

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    Most of the players are thick. Plus, coaches want them to play mistake free - low risk football.
     
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  10. TheVelourFog

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    good changes

    i'm a fan

    lol at 100 tRiEs a GAmE frOm kICks

    defenders will have to actually jump for the ball now instead of trying to create a human maze to run through
     
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  11. T-Boon

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    It is one of the real indicators or how risk averse the coaches are and how sick the game is. There is something wrong with the game if this is a rule that never gets utilised. The thing that is wrong with the game is the 10 metres makes it very easy to just get 30 or 40 metres in attack kicking long (without even any accuracy these days) and getting a completed set and field position without taking a single risk.
     
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  12. T-Boon

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    20/40 is a great rule change and I do think we could see a few attempted and a few that are successful.

    One reason that 40/20 attempts are hardly ever successful is that the target is so small. You either don't make the 20 or if you do it goes dead in goal. 20/40 obviously has a much larger target area so the likelihood of kicking it too big is way way lower.

    Players who can kick big and accurate should be rewarded.

    I love it.
     
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  13. jim_57

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    There has always been a rule where you can just kick for touch instead of tapping for a 20m restart anyway. If it bounces in to touch anywhere past 10m you get the ball back.

    I remember Brent Sherwin used to try it a fair bit.
     
  14. T-Boon

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    I would say that rule has been well killed off by the 7 tackle set. Why would you attempt that when you can just tuck it under the arm and hit it up for 6 tackles and be inside the opposition 40?
     
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  15. taste2taste

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    Disappointed there's no attempt to stop the wrestle. If the NRL wanted rules to open up attack they need to stop the wrestle and quicken the play the ball.

    Surely the refs calling held sooner, before the unnecessary 3rd and 4th tackler came in would fix that :/
     
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  16. Mr Spock!

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    Penalty try!

    Or professional foul...

    Take your pick
     
  17. Smack

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    The Commission agreed that further limitations should be placed on the time orange and blue shirt trainers could spend on the field. The specific constraints will be finalised prior to the February Commission meeting.

    well thank f**k for that, sick of seeing these merkins on the field all game
     
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  18. LeagueXIII

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    Not sure about that. I do recall new rules did infact go to the international board and get voted on.
     
  19. LeagueXIII

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    Yes...time for Langer to stay on the bench and let the players think for themselves, that's why we have captains.
     
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  20. Smack

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    Exactly! This isn't under 7's!
     
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