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Obstruction Rule

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by MK Eagle, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Have a bad feeling this grey area will cost a team in the finals & hope its not Manly.....
    Hiku strolled through for his 2nd try & was called back immediately without the usual 12 replays with the video ref. On a closer inspection the defender clearly makes a bad read & is actually the one who makes contact with the option runner.
    The rules are designed to stop the attacking players taking out the defender but the common sense rule needs to be applied when the defender makes a poor choice & hits the wrong man.
    Earlier Manly ran this play a little better with the option runners making an unders line & made sure they kept running through, clear of any defenders.
    I realise yesterday was a comfortable win but if we were down by 2 points & that was our last attacking raid there would have been plenty more said about this incident.
     
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  2. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Agreed MK Eagle.

    Even the Raiders try from the scrum just before halftime saw one of their players run behind a team mate. But no seemed to care. Other times the referees this year have penalised it. I have no idea what the rules are.

    Funny how last week Anderson said not binning Cronk last week for a professional foul was the right call, but then this weekend Manly and the Eels had players binned for far less.
     
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  3. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    99 out of 100 times the video ref will look at these & by the same token only get 70% right.
    Thing is why was there not a 2nd viewing of the Hiku try??
    Watch the replay & its a straight out poor defensive read allowing Hiku an easy passage to the line.
     
  4. BOZO

    BOZO Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    When you complain the morons give you a $10.000 fine
     
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  5. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    It almost seemed as if 30 nil in 30 mins would have been an unacceptable situation, and everything was done to prevent this occuring. On the other hand, it was fine for melbourne to rack up a big one. Conspiracy to get their for and against better than ours??
     
  6. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Yeah its a frustrating situation with fines for speaking the truth, but all the ridiculous things the average punter can see clearly on the 1st replay they look at every angle 8 times. Then when its debatable they dont look once???? :huh:
    This play is almost impossible to defend when executed perfectly at speed & Manly in particular, will run this play in the big games.
    Some of these finals will come down to 6 or less points so its important to get these calls right.
     
  7. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Something's stopping me posting in this thread!
     
  8. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    I see Anderson defended them not giving a penalty at the end of the Titans vs Warriors game. He said the Warriors player kicked out with his feet to kick the ball away, but it wasn't a penalty as he missed the Titans player's head! I've slowed down that incident and you can see the Warriors player's boot connect with the Titan's player in the wrist. If that was a Sydney club battling for a top 8 spot that lost a game on the final call there would be screams everywhere in the media.

    Anderson has it seems to me sided with the referees in big calls most of the season.


     
  9. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    there was an obstruction try in the rabbits dogs game that was awarded that was almost identical
     
  10. spantrav

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    Apologies for resurrecting the obstruction rule debate/disaster.

    Today's game Dragons v Warriors. Two disasterous obstruction calls. The second was disgraceful and caused a 12 point turn around.

    I can't fix the rule/interpretation/consistency but i believe an improvement in the game just to start would be to remove the penalty for obstruction.

    It shouldn't be penalised. Call obstruction (wrong most of the time anyway) then ok play the ball from the current tackle number.
     
  11. torana355

    torana355 Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I love the new Black and White rule, its simple, run though the line or stop before it. I hate when refs have to apply common sense interpretations as they invariably get them wrong.
     
  12. Fluffy

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    One of the cowboys tries involved an inside pass where the ball runner then ran behind the player who had passed it and continued the sweeping play.

    Last week a try was called back for the exact same thing (Souths I think) and the ref's explanation was you cannot run behind your own player as that is a black and white instant obstruction. 7 days and another rule change.
     

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