Penalty Blitz

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  1. mave

    mave First Grade

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    Good for you.
    There is a ref on the coast that is a Checcin (from round 4) clone. Makes for sht footy for the boys and for the parents/ coaches.

    I'm simply asking why some levels of RL enforce/interpret the rules of the game differently to another level of RL.
    Specifically comparing 1st grade to 2nd grade.

    If NRL decide to suddenly enforce rules that have been relaxed for a decade, surely they would work with their partners in the grade below ( where most of the upcoming NRL players will come from) to adjudicate that grade in a similar fashion ??

    If you wish to compare NRL to under 8's, then have at it.
     
  2. Vee

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    Geez, it's a hot field.
     
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  3. tripster

    tripster Juniors

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    Yep, was thinking the same thing. Crackdown is over. Unless they are only saving it for games involving the Storm (which I would be completely happy with).
     
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  4. Grapple

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    This is off topic slightly, but does anyone else miss seeing lifting/spare tackles? I mean obvious player welfare and all that, but watching Tony Williams today reminded me of his tackle on De Gois and I kinda had a sweet nostalgia moment. Gone are the days.
     
  5. Life's Good

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    Surely you’re not serious? Im no wowser but lifting/spear tackles are simply dangerous and don’t represent anything tough or good about the game. Just ask Alex McKinnon or any number of players who have been severely injured as a result.
     
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  6. Stallion

    Stallion First Grade

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    Thought yesterday's and today's games were entertaining! It was noticeable the players were playing the ball properly. Think the refereeing blitz, especially on the play the ball is working for the betterment of the code! Well done NRL!
     
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  7. txta2

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    But you know it will go back to tunnel ball and shit. It nearly always happens.
    I thought the 2nd ref was brought in to clear up the ruck area!?
     
  8. ReddFelon

    ReddFelon Juniors

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  9. Stallion

    Stallion First Grade

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    Hope not. Their was a few examples of unpredictability in the play the ball scenario that added spice to the flow of the game. Undeniably a good move by the NRL. It has brought back credibility to a major aspect of the code and added to its attractiveness.
     
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  10. T-Boon

    T-Boon First Grade

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    Yep the players will gradually start testing it out as the season progresses.
     
  11. Willie Ray

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    yep...and the Cam Smith sinbinning was nearly as much fun as watching Remy LaCroix with a hula hoop.
     
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  12. The Engineers Room

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    Teams and players were warned...just because similar crackdowns have been abandoned in the past does not mean that this one should be.

    It is really easy, just get onside and cut the niggle out in the ruck.
     
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  13. Springs09

    Springs09 Juniors

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    It used to be the NRL vs everywhere else. The NRL has a whole different book of 'interpretations' compared to the rest of rugby league. The NRL would decide when and where certain rules would be enforced, because they are refereeing for TV ratings instead of to the laws.

    Play a game of country footy and the rules are enforced, there are penalties everywhere if a team is ill-disciplined. When we play stupid we'd rarely defend for a full set before giving away a penalty. Sharks v Storm was just the ref finally penalising two deliberately ill-disciplined sides.
     
  14. Saxon

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    If you go on Sunday and Monday's games it already has been.
     
  15. no name

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    NRL is a completely different game to rugby league.
     
  16. Saxon

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    Refs have backed off massively since last Saturday. 4 penalties in 25 minutes and these teams are no way twice as disciplined as the teams last week.
     
  17. Stallion

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    What is refreshing is the play the balls are good!
     
  18. Saxon

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    Play the balls have been good since half way through round two - so that worked. I don't think the offside has got miraculously better though.
     
  19. Stallion

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    Yes. I'm thankfull for that anyway. It's been a blight on the game for far too long. A good play the ball is refreshing to watch and shows discipline fromy the players. It's a positive move by the referees and the codes football department.
     
  20. Spau

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    It has always been a problem in NRL, how can referees stop teams deliberately giving away penalties near the try line to stop the opposition scoring a try, so they only get 2 points put on them? This is especially relevant in recent times since it is so easy to give away penalties with the high penalty rate.... so how can it be stopped?
     

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