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NRL set to crackdown on play-the-ball infringements and ten metre rule

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Apr 25, 2012.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

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

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    THIS is the one-paragraph email from referees boss Bill Harrigan to the 16 coaches that will either make or break the NRL season.
     



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  2. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    oh great, here goes the over zealous crackdown on infringements
     
  3. Moondog

    Moondog Grey-beard loon Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So this week Harrigans hobbyhorse is the 10m rule, in a months time it'll be something else. He does like to get his name in the paper does our Bill.
     
  4. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    I like his reference to the 2012 rule. If there is a dramatic change it has to imply that they have made massive errors in adjudicating it thus far in the season, and as boss that lays squarely on his shoulders. The refs have always been the issue trying to introduce interpretation into many rules[hr]
    the whole reffing debacle with thge ruck and play the ball issues started in super league with bill harrigan and has never been the same since, with Bill being the common denominator is just about all of that time
     
  5. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    Lets see what happens in the Storm game tonight....Sweet FA is my tip
     
  6. Chip and Chase

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

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    How about ensuring the attacking side abide by the rules of the ruck as well ? No moving off the mark, getting to your feet to play the ball, not interfering (i.e no touching at ALL) with the marker. This obsession with quick play the balls is ruining the game, the rucks are a joke because if you don't wrestle then the attacking side flops, jumps to their feet, walks through the mark by a metre and plays the ball. Effectively nullifies marker player, and the game becomes glorified touch footy. Little wonder there are no around the legs tackles anymore as there is no reward for good technique. You tackle around the legs and you are effectively taken out of the play. The rules are there for a reason, enforce them.
     
  7. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Perhaps they could look at the forward pass problem while they're at it. That's probably to much to ask, what with five officials. Anyway I agree with Daniel on this one, this week there will be some really stupid referring decisions.
     
  8. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    No change in teh roorters game...
     
  9. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    If accountability is important then lets cease with this flavour of the month officiating of games.

    The refs boss & his team, with the approval of the games administration, set out at the beginning of the season what the interpretations are and what the refs will focus on.

    At the end of the year, the refs boss & his team, review and commence working on the next years improvements.
     
  10. mickqld

    mickqld Sack Greenslime 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Same **** as in the tackle being dished out by the Storm players and no action from the refs. Watch us get absolutely cained in the penalties fri night.
     
  11. Frogz

    Frogz Don't mess with the goat, he has photos. Premium Member

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    I dont know how harrigan and raper keep their jobs. I think they are partly to blame for allowing this crap to come into the game.
    They could fix it immedaitely...sin bin...send them off.......Dont just crack down on the 10 metres this week...play the ball next...they have 2 f@rken refs on the field and they still cant enforce the rules.
     
  12. MadMarcus

    MadMarcus Local Lunatic 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm assuming the crackdown is only on infringements by Manly?
     
  13. Jethro

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

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    I was going to say the same thing.
     

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