1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

News: NRL revolution - how it would work

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    15,995
    1,849
    Ratings:
    +2,115 / 14
    <p>THE late Kevin Humphreys was considered a rugby league visionary during his turbulent reign as Australian Rugby League supremo.</p>


    <a href="http://silvertails.net/news/4897-nrl-revolution-how-it-would-work.html">Read the full article</a>
     
  2. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan 2016 Tipping Competitor

    15,995
    1,849
    Ratings:
    +2,115 / 14
    [​IMG]

    dont like the idea of 60min games
     
  3. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    wouldn't there still be a team or two that other teams don't play twice.

    FFS the game is not that broken, the management is....Gallop i'm looking at you
     
  4. codewana

    codewana Active Member

    947
    58
    Ratings:
    +58 / 0
    Assuming there remains only 16 clubs, 30 games means each team is played twice (a team doesn't play itself).
     
  5. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

    5,024
    790
    Ratings:
    +1,491 / 27
    Making the games 60mins is a copout!!! 15 min quarters is a joke. I worry about our great game these days....
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    32,370
    3,610
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Ratings:
    +5,463 / 74
    Assuming there remains only 16 clubs, 30 games means each team is played twice (a team doesn't play itself).
    [/quote]

    right you are :)
     
  7. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    12,810
    3,170
    Ratings:
    +6,282 / 44
    These ideas sound great, but why stop there

    * Increase the number of interchanges to reduce workload and injuries on players. I'd like to see unlimited interchanges so that you could have specialist attacking and defensive players able to come on as possession changes. How exciting would that be.
    * Given the intensity of the collisions and increased incidence of high shots due to the fact that one on one around the legs tackles are virtually obselete in the modern game, from an OHS and duty of care perspective, players should start wearing head protection. How long before we see a player severely injured from a head clash or high shot suing the NRL ? In fact I think that players should wear more padding all over their body to reduce injury
    * Given the boring repitition of 5 tackles and kick, lets change it to 4 tackles a set and reward teams with extra tackles if they are able to promote the ball a certain distance without kicking it. This will encourage attacking football.
    * Due to a complete inability of the officials to adjudicate on forward passes and the farcical situations that arise from blatant forward passes not allowed to be ruled on by the video ref, why don't we just do away with the rule altogether and allow forward passes. As long as the player starts behind the ball at the time of the ruck than it should be open slather. Once again this will open another dimension of attack and make for exciting football as well as taking some workload from the refs/touchies
    * The other blight on the game is time wasted when the ball is dead. The officials should blow time off whenever the ball is not in play, so time isn't wasted waiting for scrums, waiting for dropouts, waiting for goalkicks, waiting to return to halfway for kick offs. Let's have 4 x 20 minute quarters of actual ball in play game time.

    Then we'd have a game, a game that we could export and take on some big markets like the USA.
     
  8. Spuds Bodyguard

    Spuds Bodyguard Active Member

    680
    47
    Taree, New South Wales
    Ratings:
    +89 / 0
    is your cheek sore where your tongue is poking it C&C :)
     
  9. ERNIE FOR NO7

    ERNIE FOR NO7 Active Member

    770
    80
    Ratings:
    +80 / 1
    More interchanges means less excitement as there is less fatigue, less missed tackles which means less line breaks. Interchanges has ruined our game.

    I would bring in 6 reserves and make it that once a player is replaced he is finished from the game.

    Unlimited interchanges would mean that every team would have 6 Fui Fui Moi Moi 's. I rather watch AFL than that.
     
  10. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    13,234
    186
    Ratings:
    +212 / 5
    The inspirational Kevin Humphreys was also implicated in the Street Royal Commission that brought down Murray Farquar, the then Chief Stipendiary Magistrate of NSW and disgraced the game. He may have had some good ideas but putting a corrupt official up as a great historical figure is a bit rich!!!
     
  11. codewana

    codewana Active Member

    947
    58
    Ratings:
    +58 / 0
    Uhhhh, I think you missed something Ernie :)
     

Share This Page