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#2566

Reckon the play on at any time during the award of a 50 metre penalty is an interesting one.

Should be a little tricky to defend against.


#2567

This is to stop the deliberate free & 50 teams employ when they are outnumbered down back and want the chance to flood and set up.

That becoming a thing of the past is a good thing for mine.


#2568

Yeah good change.

Hands in the back weakening is good too and the 6 6 6 is a reasonable idea too.


#2569

Huh? The only change is a player at the back can defend their space with a straight arm now. It should help forwards.


#2570

Yep. Seems reasonable. Reflects modern kicking styles but the actual kick/connection is still on the original line to goal over the mark.


#2571

That wouldn’t work. Teams would make it look like one player will contest, they slip out and you have to handle someone jumping from the side. The idea is to protect the ruck contest, you’re proposal would work against it.


#2572

The Buddy “natural arc” ruling is now for everyone.


#2573

I’m not sure about that, I think he likes to do a solo now and then.


#2574

BJ won’t be happy. Year earlier we potentially play finals. sliding doors moment.


#2575

If it weren’t for four blokes standing 1m away waiting for me to do that so they can get a free the instant they grab me, I’d do that.

@Reboot - well, yeah, I could. I could also just knock to an outside runner or something more sensible.


#2576

Doesn’t need to be accurate. Just clears up the “can’t play on” aspect of the run-around kick on after the siren shots. Near enough will be good enough.


#2577

One rule I like is the playing on from the 50m penalty.

The hands in the back will be a farce. Anywone who feels hands in the back will just dive forward even more

The one rule that needed to be changed is the blanket rule on sliding. Should only be for feet first.

What’s the point of the goal square when you can just run t out.

They reduced interchange etc to slow the game down, now they make rules to speed it up.

Ugh


#2578

Hang on.

Assuming the player would start their run up off the line, and then kick once they have reached the point where the mark is.

So it’s not play on after the siren, but it still would be for during quarters?

What’s to stop players doing it anywhere on the field? I know it’s a dumb question, but I’ve no doubt someone will do it eventually…and they’ll change the rule again.


#2579

Why is that a problem? Keeping the ball in your forward line is a result of pressure from the forward players and good team systems. What’s wrong with that?


#2580

The rule/intent is correct, it’s the interpretation by the umpires that has ruined it.


#2581

A good, well written rule shouldn’t have any need for interpretation.


#2582

Truish - there can be an element of commonsense - so to your point, is that the case for this rule?


#2583
If you’re wired negatively …
then of course you’ll hate the rule changes, because that’s what you do. But they are actually very good.

ago

What did you think of the new rules?

10%

Love them

227 votes

23%

Like them

548 votes

21%

Not fussed

509 votes

46%

Leave the rules alone

1101 vote

You survey is slanted just your stupid face and sliding doors Barrett. Most of us real fans ■■■■■■■ hate the ■■■■■■■ new rules!


#2584

No jumping from the side will control this. It’s all a case of common sense rulings by umpires without the need for idiotic nominations by players. If the penalty for breaking the rule is severe enough, the players will quickly learn what is a RUCK contest.


#2585

Easy to rewrite this rule to make it black and white. Just change it so you can’t slide in feet first (you know the actual dangerous thing). Done, easy, no problems