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Rule changes 2020 Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:43 pm  

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No seen this mentioned elsewhere, but it’s been agreed there will be a clampdown on the play the ball - essentially, defenders must clear the ruck, attackers must regain feet, place the ball on the ground and make a genuine attempt to play it with the foot.

Also, 21 man squads announced 2 days before the game, any players brought into the 17 outside of that 21 will see the team lose an interchange.

All make perfect sense to me, particularly the play the ball. Glad to see no gimmicks.
Re: Rule changes 2020 Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:16 pm  

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Superted wrote:
No seen this mentioned elsewhere, but it’s been agreed there will be a clampdown on the play the ball - essentially, defenders must clear the ruck, attackers must regain feet, place the ball on the ground and make a genuine attempt to play it with the foot.

Also, 21 man squads announced 2 days before the game, any players brought into the 17 outside of that 21 will see the team lose an interchange.

All make perfect sense to me, particularly the play the ball. Glad to see no gimmicks.

They can make all the rule changes they want, until the officials get better nothing will change.
Re: Rule changes 2020 Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:04 pm  

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Superted wrote:
No seen this mentioned elsewhere, but it’s been agreed there will be a clampdown on the play the ball - essentially, defenders must clear the ruck, attackers must regain feet, place the ball on the ground and make a genuine attempt to play it with the foot.
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Having seen the Wigan v Leeds friendly I have to ask "when does that start"?
Re: Rule changes 2020 Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:11 pm  

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Should make the game look tidier but whether it'll make a material difference, I'm not sure.
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Re: Rule changes 2020 Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:43 pm  

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Play the ball rule changes haven't gone far enough from what I've read. The main problem with the play the ball isn't the ball carrier playing it too quickly and not attempting to touch it with his foot, or the defender staying in the ruck or clamping the ball to prevent a quick PTB. The biggest problem with it is the ball carrier moving forwards. There are teams in SL who make as many metres after the tackle is completed as they do during it. Some go to extreme lengths, pushing forwards and sidestepping the markers and playing it next to them, making them offside or even behind them. Ref's do nothing usually when this happens, bar being more relaxed about the defenders being square which just makes everything messy.
Re: Rule changes 2020 Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:45 am  

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Superted wrote:
No seen this mentioned elsewhere, but it’s been agreed there will be a clampdown on the play the ball - essentially, defenders must clear the ruck, attackers must regain feet, place the ball on the ground and make a genuine attempt to play it with the foot.

Also, 21 man squads announced 2 days before the game, any players brought into the 17 outside of that 21 will see the team lose an interchange.

All make perfect sense to me, particularly the play the ball. Glad to see no gimmicks.


Didn't we go down this PTB route a few years ago?
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Re: Rule changes 2020 Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:24 am  

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Didn't we go down this PTB route a few years ago?

Yes, until the rules states the player MUST play the ball with the foot and NOT move off the mark AND the officials enforce it the ptb will remain a mess.
Re: Rule changes 2020 Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:48 am  

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About time something was done about the PTB. Now let's see how strict the refs are?

Last year in the NRL the refs were super hot and then relaxed the rules slightly but still generally players are touching the ball with the foot.

The only way the players will learn is if the refs blow and their needs to be zero tolerance as currently the lack of PTB is ridiculous.
Re: Rule changes 2020 Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:29 pm  

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Just following in the shadow of the NRL as usual. Except for having two refs, because that would need actual money being spent.
Re: Rule changes 2020 Wed Jan 22, 2020 1:44 pm  

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Just following in the shadow of the NRL as usual. Except for having two refs, because that would need actual money being spent.

Even if we went to two refs now we'd just have another inept official involved in each game.
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