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Adapting to the ref

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by ads, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. ads

    ads Well-Known Member

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    The ref's were letting the teams move early from the 10m mark last night and lie all over the ruck. The Titans adapted to this and really used it to their advantage but we didn't. I've noticed before we seem to struggle to adapt to different interpretations?
     
  2. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    We got pinged early a few times for A) leaving early and B) just plain offside. Maybe our guys were gun shy??

    Caveat: I was watching the game on FoxSports... So whilst I can tell you what colour jocks most players were wearing, I can't tell if ANYONE was off side or not.

    DO FOX NOT OWN ANY WIDE ANGLED LENS BLOODY CAMERAS OR WHAT???!!!??!
     
  3. Top End Eagle

    Top End Eagle Well-Known Member

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    A lot of our defence last year was built on hunting in a pack and really moving off the line quickly to get to, and rattle, the opposition. While this has been missing this year (tired inexperienced old etc.) the basic effectiveness of that style of defence requires all players to hold on the line before they shoot up - if you are penalised for being offside (and it would often appear that they were because of the speed and ferocity with which the forwards moved up and hit last year) you lose all the momentum that you gained in defence - you release the pressure valve.

    I think some of that discipline in making sure they hold until the ball has been played is what makes us look slow and outplayed when we don't have the energy or intensity(evident last night) to shoot and hunt in a pack.

    The ten metres was sloppy last night neither ref wanted to keep a straight line and the titans were about two or three steps ahead of the line shooting before the ball was played.

    And how did two refs and two touch judges and Paul Mellor miss that forward pass?
     
  4. SwornEagle

    SwornEagle Well-Known Member

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    NRL referees have decided the outcome of so many matches I can't mentioned them all, adapting to their interpretation is definitely a key to success.
     
  5. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    ^^ good points Top End Eagle....

    Mebbe the Ref's only use narrow camera angles too??[hr]
    .... and we are really, REALLY missing that intensity and dominance that last Year's defense had. I've always maintained that wins are built on defense, NOT attatck.... and we seem to be missing the hunger there ATM...
     
  6. Jethro

    Jethro This space is for rent Staff Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I was thinking exactly the same thing last night too.
     

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