2020 rule changes

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  1. Mr Spock!

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    Ricky Stuart did it for the Raiders against Souths. Kicked the 30m restart out instead of tapping it. Took the tap restart and kicked a field goal to win the game.
     
  2. Mr Spock!

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    Just like deliberate tackles.....
     
  3. southwalesrabbitoh

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    Well of course it is, it's not a good look being able to tackle ppl in the air, you're not allowed to tackle ppl in the air in RU, and ppl like Liam Williams and Anthony Watson aren't scoring tries every time they get into the oppositions 22. #WatchRLandRU
     
  4. southwalesrabbitoh

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    Boo, wish you wouldn't say things like that.
     
  5. unforgiven

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    They vote on changes to the international rules but each league has the authority to make changes to laws in their league.

    Notice the rules implemented by the individual leagues since the creation of Rugby League! Most major rules changes were implemented by one of the leagues and then adopted by the other!

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_rugby_league#History_of_changes_to_the_Laws
     
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  6. flippikat

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    It's certainly an interesting contrast to Rugby Union, where the IRB/World Rugby keep a firm control over the rules in every jurisdiction.. and everything is standardised, apart from the odd exception where a local competition is given authority to trial "experimental rules" which may be adopted globally if they work.
     
  7. unforgiven

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    It's a system that led to Rugby League being a significantly different game to Rugby Union, it is why Rugby League has evolved much quicker than Rugby Union. We have always had large rule changes that fundamentally changed the game and these rules were usually not implemented world wide at the same time!
     
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  8. jim_57

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    Pretty much, just pointing out it was already a rule. There would be no point tapping first then kicking for touch.
     
  9. Lambretta

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    So expect people to keep repeating this is down to Politis and everyone to believe it without bothering to check

    Its how we roll
     
  10. siv

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    The 9s had the 20/40 rule recently

    Didn't notice it ever being used
     
  11. kris rebane

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    NRL next million dollar player confirmed.
    Campbell Graham.
     
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  12. T-Boon

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    In my opinion if they are going the way of outlawing the act of tackling a player when he is off the ground then they should basically outlaw bombs.
    I would think about a rule that you cannot bomb on the 5th or 6th tackle. In other words if you want to do the bomb plays they have to be early in the tackle count.
    Or maybe the rule could be if the defending team catches a kick on the full on the 5 or 6th tackle then it is a play the ball from the half way.
     
  13. Dave's mate

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    Took you a few years but this is actually a reasonable idea
     
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  14. Canard

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    But how will it be officiated?

    Will defenders get penalised for farting in the direction of the attacker??
     
  15. T-Boon

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    Why would you bother trying it in 9s when you can just try to score a try from anywhere on the field.
     
  16. Coastbloke

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    Whether these rule changes make the game more attractive or not, I utterly oppose the NRL changing the games rules to suit themselves. The only organisation that should be able to change the rulebook is the RLIF/IRL. Greenberg and Beattie at the time should have raised these changes at the last IRL meeting. Those rules should then have been ratified by the board and then made public. It's incredibly arrogant..
     
  17. flippikat

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    I suppose it makes it easier for Rugby League that there's only two major first-grade competitions globally.

    I imagine if Rugby Union had a similar approach, then there would be different rules for Super Rugby, Heineken Cup, English Premiership, Currie Cup, Mitre 10 Cup, etc etc A real jumble.
     
  18. LeagueXIII

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    That is intelligent play and what we want to see more of.
     
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  19. BadnMean

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    WTF? Bringing in even more stupid rules to fix the first stupid rule is a good idea? You two should work for the NRL, you've got what it takes.
     
  20. LeagueXIII

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    I was referring to back in the 1980's and 90's. However I do think what you have said is correct.

    Interestingly and something never mentioned is the sin bin introduced in Australia in 1981 but infact was introduced into French rugby league in the late 70's. Supports what you are saying unforgiven.
     

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