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New ruck rules - Bennett article

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Budgewoi Eagle, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Budgewoi Eagle

    Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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  2. voicefromthehill

    voicefromthehill Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    Yes, very interesting that the man responsible for bringing in a rule change has benefited so much from it. In my industry it's called insider trading - he knew what was going to happen before most other teams and set strategies in place to benefit.
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  3. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The onus has to be on the Players though - how they persist in laying on the players/ in the ruck is just beyond me @:rolleyes:

    Matty is still putting his hand on the ball and thats been penalised for years :swear:

    But watch the Scumo tactics of blocking the dummy half tonight.
    Their players quickly roll off the tackle, but then 1 of them stands up pretending to adjust his socks next to our player who is about to play the ball - stops our dummy half passer from going/throwing that side. Their marker knows we can only go one way and picks off our runner.
    Proctor is a master at adjusting his clothing like this a number of times in a game - the Refs never penalise him for being in the ruck as technically he is adjacent :mad:
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  4. lurker

    lurker Well-Known Member

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  5. sean1976

    sean1976 Well-Known Member

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    Bennett been on this for years. Quicker rucks with the 10 metre rule just lead to a greater emphasis on one dimensional play up the middle to take advantage of back peddling defence. It doesn't lead to better or more creative attack. I'm happy for there to be a slow ruck speed as attacks will be forced to go wide and try to break the defensive line.
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