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Coronavirus and NRL

Discussion in 'NRL' started by Knight76, Mar 2, 2020.

  1. Penrose Warrior

    Penrose Warrior First Grade

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    Hahaha I would think that ignoring 89% of DT readers is a good idea, yes Buzz. Geezus he's an idiot. BUT MY READERS SAY IT'S GOOD SO WE SHOULD KEEP IT. THE GAME IS FOR THE FANS.

    Again, fans are f**king idiots. About 89% of them. This forum is a fine example.
     
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  2. Babyface O'reilly

    Babyface O'reilly First Grade

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    As long as it’s their choice, man.
     
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  3. siv

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    6 again might be better around the middle the field between 40m zones

    But inside your 20m you want the penalty

    Inside the opposition 20m you want the sin bin or a chance to get 2 points

    But it will be used as a tactic by coaches knowing they can't be penalised
     
  4. unforgiven

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    You know that in the history of our game it has never ever worked liked that. This is how our game developed and is the exact reason why it is so different to Union today.
     
  5. lockyno1

    lockyno1 Immortal

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    It’s worth a go and in a compromised season with less to lose its the right time to do it.
     
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  6. TheFrog

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    I doubt it would have happened if they weren't looking for ways to save money.
     
  7. T-Boon

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    The 6 again rule may or may not work who knows...BUUUT, VLandy's is trying to end the wrestle which surely we all want.
     
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  9. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Hey always said.

    Not a Referee.

    Now you get it.
     
  10. lockyno1

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    It’s worth a gamble at least. Nothing else has worked. Could have 20 referees and Smith and the Storm would still wrestle till there’s no tomorrow
     
  11. Frailty

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    I'd love to gamble with you if that's your approach. Despite all the literal evidence and expertise showing the opposite effect, you're still going with the 1000-1 bet.
     
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  13. Jerkwad2000

    Jerkwad2000 Juniors

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    But what about the reverse situation, which is one we see often in the game.

    A team puts in an awesome defensive effort and defends 3 or 4 back to back sets on their line. The opposition make a mistake and give the ball away then lie all over the tackle. At that point,the last thing the team with the ball wants is a reset which is just an extra tackle. They want the penalty, so they can have a few seconds breather, get down field a bit and then try and dictate play.

    This new rule will penalise that. Tired players make more mistakes than fresh ones.
     
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  14. Mr Angry

    Mr Angry Not a Referee

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    Wrong place.
     
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  16. Frailty

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    I love the "where are the real men at?"...

    … Not being whipped by a moronic person who thinks they know better than research, doctors, and medical researchers.

    Not to mention she clearly does not understand it is the Queensland Government not the NRL that is standing firm on the 'No Jab No Play' approach. But, I mean, we shouldn't expecting thinking to be her forte.
     
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  17. lockyno1

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    It’s worth a go. If it doesn’t work what’s your lose? The season is compromised anyway. This season is literally the best season to trial some of these things. Refs don’t penalise and when they do they let teams do it over and over again rather than using the bin! I’m all for trying this 6 again rule.
     
  18. lockyno1

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    Lol as if the NRL cares about Bryce you anti vax girl! Let’s see if you care about losing 600k a year lol
     
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  20. Frailty

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    The game is one of attrition, possession, and field position. By taking away the penalty you take away the option for guaranteed points, and for territorial advantage.

    To retort that the referees still have the ability to penalise is really odd when the argument to implement is that 'refs don't penalise'.

    This was trialled in an All Star game where the coaches didn't bother to think about how to exploit it because it means nothing, but in the NRL it will be targeted.

    This is definitely not the season to trial some of these things - there is a potential to be one of few sports in the world that will be televised. So instead of promoting the game, we are going to turn it into a slow, sluggish, and confusing sport to watch.
     
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