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One Ref Plan Finalised For 2020

Discussion in 'South Sydney Rabbitohs' started by callmack1, May 13, 2020.

  1. callmack1

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    Commission makes call - One ref plan finalised for 2020: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/05/13/commission-makes-call-one-ref-plan-finalised-for-2020/

    NRL trophy could be scrapped as integrity of ‘weird’ 2020 season vanishes, says Ikin: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/9315ad23b0f6109008ab113d5a66c50b

    Wow, this is BIG! It's actually happening and to be honest, I can't believe it. I wouldn't say I'm massively against it but I don't like it. Just can't understand the NRL's thinking here. Yes, it'll save money but now, the game, the competition (a competition that has already got underway too) is going to look completely different. Completely different. That's going to bring the argument about the integrity of the Season back and I just don't understand why you'd make such a big change to the game mid Season.

    Plus, to me, this feels like the NRL have gone about it the wrong way. It's a rushed decision. There was not consultation period, no trial period and players have just two weeks to prepare for it. Like seriously?? It defies belief.

    Of course, this could go the other way and along with the new six again rule, it could be awesome but at the moment I'm really not liking it.
     
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    I get bro that they had to cut costs, I fully get it re the one ref.

    What I don’t get is the silly 6 again call rather than being able to kick for touch or a penalty goal for ruck infringements.

    Like how many deliberate ones in a row will it take until they use the sin bin?..... that’s my concern.
     
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    ‘I don’t give a rat’s a***’ - NRL stars, coaches respond to radical rule changes: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/i-...s/news-story/bfa0f34c57732b3e531c3d4947693cbd

    NRL Referees union lodges complaint to Fair Work over radical change: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/869537e65f679a5e3272fad558e3694f

    ‘Refreshing’ - Gould lauds V’landys for referee shake-up, says it will be ‘first of many’ changes: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/re...s/news-story/8a39a025093f698259791fc21d79d36c

    The teams hardest hit by controversial NRL rule changes — and who can exploit them: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/1ecbb7db04d6053c0123de407b392e72

    South Sydney's Test hooker Damien Cook sees hard hooking life with one Referee: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/cook-s...-one-ref/5f7ff702-3e20-44c2-ad8f-4947a4befd13

    One referee's just fine, says Queensland Origin coach Kevin Walters after NRL call: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/one-re...-walters/256fb6af-1fa6-4d08-87d1-973fbf29de17
     
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    Six again rule to increase 'ball in play' by two minutes per game: https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/news/2...ncrease-ball-in-play-by-two-minutes-per-game/

    Peter V’landys hits back at ‘ludicrous’ NRL referees as dispute turns ugly: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/e5c9b47842513309ff5ab1d7bd588783

    One vs 15 - Conspiracy theory around Wayne Bennett’s backing of NRL rule changes: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/ccb2fdfcb3a68385e1515f0fdce1117e

    'It's affecting the product' - NRL's bid to eradicate wrestling techniques from the game: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrls-b...the-game/a87cbb39-db70-433c-8ada-840adabb5613
     
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    Sin bin risk for repeat offenders - How six-again rule will work: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/05/15/sin-bin-risk-for-repeat-offenders-how-six-again-rule-will-work/

    Refs to come down hard on players milking six-again rule: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nrl-premiership/live-ricky-slams-coaches-with-too-much-selfinterest-as-cartwright-is-overjoyed-to-receive-exemption/news-story/f5a612fbdefec31bbc135a29f6e72639


    Andrew Johns wants NRL to up ante in war against the wrestle: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/fines-for-wrestling-coaches-andrew-johns-on-nrl-next-step/f95c4661-e8e9-4366-8d43-260e1ac3e5f4


    Okay so that six again rule sounds a lot better now that we have more details on it. I wouldn't say I'm a big fan of it now but I must say, I can see it working to be honest.
     
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    From Zero Tackle,

    Wayne Bennett breaks silence over NRL rule changes

    Wayne Bennett has broken his silence and gone against the trend of coaches being displeased about the NRL’s decision to cut back to one referee and bring back the six-again rule.

    “If it was left to the coaches today, we wouldn’t have State of Origin.” Bennett told The Daily Telegraph.

    With fears that the new rule changes could potentially tear the fabric of the game and ruin the game completely this year, Bennett actually praised Peter V’landys and the ARL Commission for attempting to make the game more entertaining and stopping the slow tactics that can make fans irate

    “It will be 40 years of Origin this year but when it started in 1980 the coaches and certain club administrators didn’t want it,” Bennett said.

    “But (then QRL boss) Ron McAuliffe and (then NSWRL boss) Kevin Humphreys stood up to everybody and I admired them for it.

    “Now Origin is the pinnacle of our game and we are starting to see it now with V’landys and the Commission that they are showing that they are strong enough to back their opinions.”

    Bennett also said coaches were showing their displeasure with the rule changes “because they want control”, but believes clubs only concern should be “if you commit the crime”.

    “I’m not fazed about it one little bit,” Bennett said.

    “I have worked all my life to try and minimise the penalty count. Nothing has changed for me.

    “Coaches understand that the consequences are going to be much greater than they have been in the past because the infringements are going to hurt big time. For coaches that is the scary part. My team is vulnerable, too.

    “But it is not something to fear in my mind because it is in the best interests of the game. I believe it will make it a better game. There will be more ball in play and that is the bottom line.

    “The reality is there have been a lot of fan complaints throughout the last decade about the way the game has changed and the slowness of it in terms of the tackle and the wrestle, and it hasn’t gone away.

    “But now the consequences will be even greater if you are going to go down that path because you are going to be doing multiple sets of six, and you are going to find more guys in the sin bin. But there is nothing to fear if you are not breaking the rules.

    “They are just going to enforce what we have allowed to creep into our game and put us in a situation where I don’t believe the game is as entertaining as it should be.

    “I don’t believe having the second referee for the past decade has made a major difference.

    “We have still got issues that haven’t gone away and those issues are the ruck, the play-the-ball speed and the wrestle. That is something you just can’t dispute.”

    Although some critics were in favour of the one referee and not the six-again rule, Bennett believes the two must go together.

    “One referee would not have worked without the six-to-go call,” he said.

    “But they were smart enough to realise that if they went forward with one referee they couldn’t afford to give away 30 penalties per game, so they have given the refs tools to work with.

    “It might not be what the coaches want but it is what the administrators want and, more importantly, what the fans want.

    “I can’t believe all this hysteria. The biggest penalty grabber going back to that other era in the 1980s and long before was the scrums. Teams would do anything they could to get two points (from a penalty conversion).

    “Then they introduced the differential penalty where you couldn’t kick a goal and we got on with life. What’s the big deal here?

    “When Peter V’landys got the job as chairman I remember reading that he wanted a game that was fast and open and could be enjoyed by the fans. That is what he is trying to create.

    “I applaud the commission for being strong enough as administrators to take the game in a direction that they believe will be more entertaining.

    “We are in the entertainment business and if we lose sight of that then we won’t have the fan base we have and we won’t have the income that employs so many people.”
     
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    Pearce tells critics to give one Ref plan a chance: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/03/21/coronavirus-nrl-news-latest-updates/

    As game goes back to one Ref, commissioner reveals - NRL will keep all 22 full-time Referees: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/1aa2ffc04eb3a613fcb5e8d18edf5c1a

    Coaches keep hope in quicker NRL ruck as figures show one Referee impacts speed of play-the-ball: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/coache...nrl-ruck/b70e565d-9a5a-4daa-a0d5-07ce3cfd0848

    NRL teams denied one-Referee scrimmage: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/nrl-te...crimmage/f1da7c6f-f42c-4dd8-b486-c48fc9ac8cf9
     
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    If their ends up being 30 penalties and sin bins in a game so be it if that’s what it takes to help get the wrestle and grapple out of the game then I am all for it.
     
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    Fittler slams ‘ridiculous’ Referees for taking NRL to Fair Work Commission: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...n/news-story/79ab1a4b9d26724bd89ec605f84ca21f

    Ruck rule makes for middle play - Cronk: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/ruck-r...ay-cronk/bc4e0df7-1313-4de9-99e8-52bc8866472e

    'He's gone too far this time' - ARL Commission chairman Peter V'landys slammed over NRL rule changes: https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/andrew...nt-rules/c66f11ac-a493-4a4d-96c4-dd2eb3a62c28

    Agreed! I didn't complain when they had that big crackdown at the start of 2018 because I could see what they were trying to do and believed it'd eventually work. However, I really wished they stuck with it rather than caving to external pressure.

    If the same thing happens this time, hopefully we'll learn from that previous mistake.
     
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    Unbelievable......

    'It would hurt themselves' - Players warn referees over industrial action: https://www.nrl.com/news/2020/05/19...players-warn-referees-over-industrial-action/

    Referees reject ‘disappointing’ offer as NRL peace talks break down: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...t/news-story/3de0129cac7d3cd1b7a62d2ef31859f9

    The refs official threatening to derail the NRL — who offers Brazilians at his laser clinic by day: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...y/news-story/dd1bb1cb87d3082b44b927b99ef7d424

    Michael Ennis slams ‘bloody ordinary’ Referees Union as NRL held to ransom: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...s/news-story/afd7793b95f5599dce33729c1693efee

    NRL mistakes that led to referees' 'exaggerated sense of entitlement': https://wwos.nine.com.au/nrl/mark-l...-changes/b4673d7c-dc94-4cc9-8b8e-0e10b763ceec

    Why the NRL must read from AFL playbook to make the most of new six-again rule: https://www.foxsports.com.au/nrl/nr...e/news-story/dc5092b338f6f41377f40534852a31c9
     
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    Unbloodybelievable.
     
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