Discussion in 'NRL' started by adamkungl, Dec 6, 2019.
That little tigers winger/fullback is f**ked
well the game needs something. Hopefully these changes helps make it unpredictable
Put it back into context, I was replying to what Lord League had said,
I like the 20/40 mainly because it shows they are trying something and are willing to play around with this good rule to make it a great rule. I think going to 30/30 might be the final solution.
I like this rule they are bringing in to make kids in the NRL 20 and under work or study 8 hours a week.
They should make it for anyone under 23 and make it 16 hours a week.
Then you probably should quote him!
If they're going to go down this road there would be a decent case to make to just make it a 40m and out rule from anywhere on the field (obviously only in 10m line increments).
Essentially you'd have a 10/50, 20/40, 30/30, 40/20 & 50/10.
Can't say I'm sold but it would bring a lot more unpredictability.
On the "challenge" one, the one I dislike a lot.
Is it just the Captain who can challenge? The Coach via a trainer? Any player who feels robbed?
I now also predict the rise of "Fisting".
You cannot tackle the bloke in the air, do the VFL thing and just "fist" it away.
I would make it a coach challenge because I think the NRL coaches are massive bludgers and parasites on the game.
They basically do nothing on game day and game day is the only income producing day of the NRL week.
I would make them at least do what NFL coaches have to do which is stand on the side line and talk to the team in the middle of the field at quarter time breaks.
Essentially the cheer leaders should get paid better than the coaches.
I was thinking the same. Very few players will be able to compete with Vunivalu or a similar player in the air so they will just go up for the spoil since all there other options for defending the kick have now been removed. Which raises the chance of 6 again from the kick so also works to make it more attractive as an option.
If a winger gets to the kick before the defender can arrive to compete for the ball and jumps to catch it toward the defender- the defender has to literally get out of his way now?
How come crowd and membership numbers are up? You need to stop reading Buzz Rothfield mate
In the same breath as they spruik rule changes,, people will remark how much more satisfying & skilful the game in the late 80s/90s was when the rules had no bells & whistles & play most often was 5 tackles & a kick. With a 5m rule.
Guess what? The need to play second phase and a bit of innovative, off the cuff footy grew from the need to crack that 7m (by early 90s it was being policed as 7-8m) defence with no helping hands.
10m rule + al the subs open the game up to relentless fast ruck running paying off more than carrying a brain or nice set of hands in the team who might just come into the game late each half & work some magic.
Then go on & say we need all these rules to bring back attacking footy. No we don't. Let the game settle a bit. Then let good pleyers/coaches/teams figure out how to beat it. Rely on the TALENT in the game to make the game good, not more f**king rules.
I can see more use if the video ref for kicks in goal to see every kick checked if its a
- 8 point try
- penalty try
20/40 will make us Yawnion. Every under pressure team will try a hail mary.
You will be much more likely to see the ref give a relieving penalty on the 5th tackle if the attacking team if they are stuck in their own 20m than see a 20/40 kick.
All the rules seem to be to encourage unpredictability.. except for the no tackling in the air. That is to bring it inline with the rest of the world and clean it up
No there would still be the competing for the ball. Just be you can’t put the arm on those catching
yeah there is no way id be coaching my team to kick 20/40's when we're under the pump... misjudge it and you're compounding the pressure
We'll see 5-10x 20/40's in the entire year... we'll see teams get cheap, relieving penalties bailing them out of tough spots 2-3 times a game. I'll take those statistical odds of the relieving penalty all day and every day
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