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Time for "Captain's Challenge" to be Introduced?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Aetna, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    Is it time for the NRL to introduce the "Captain's Challenge" similar to the cricket or tennis?

    My idea for the "Captain's Challenge" to be used succesfully & not to slow down the games momentum with too many stoppages is for a PENALTY to be given against any INCORRECT Captain's Challenge. The Captain's Challenge will be used only for strips, lost ball, high tackles, shoulder charge, blatten forward passes, tries, grounding the ball etc. The exeption maybe being for penalties for not being back 10 in the play the ball. This way you will not risk 2 points or another 6 tackles inside your quarter. Eg: If you know you didn't drop the ball but it was stripped or you didn't strip the ball but the opposition simply lost the ball it is worth using the Captain's Challenge.
     
  2. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

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    I want less rules and more footy.

    KISS!
     
  3. Lord Eagleton

    Lord Eagleton Well-Known Member

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    Except for when Shayne Hayne is on the field with a whistle in his mouth
     
  4. the mauler

    the mauler Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    If the captains challenge was in place for GF Manly would be 13' premiers not the Rorters
     
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  5. faithful

    faithful Active Member

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    Agree 100% was used in the Holden cup without any hickups first rule they bring in next season. I think the way it works they get 1 or 2 challeges per half and thats all you would need (surly the officials could only make 1 or 2 blues per half).
     
  6. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    It's very important to penalize any INCORRECT Captain's Challenge so it can be used only for clear cut mistakes.
     
  7. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    So you have faith in the video refs??

    I reckon they are worse than the on field clowns by a factor of 10.

    Captains Challenge - No Thanks
     
  8. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    It's not about the 50/50 calls but the clear cut mistakes. Video Ref's should not be getting clear cut decision wrong.
     
  9. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    its either that or allow the video ref to correct these clangers

    more and more often we are seeing shockers so something needs to be done
     
  10. bob dylan

    bob dylan Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I am not talking about 50/50 calls.

    The video refs are the biggest joke of the lot.
     
  11. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Happy to trial captain's challenge. 2 ref's + 2 touchies+ 2 people in the video box can't get things right, so give it a go.
     
  12. rosco

    rosco Active Member

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    Captains Challenge has to be brought in. Use the same system trialled in Holden Cup. Only one unsuccessful Challenge per half so Captains don't challenge everything.
    Imagine if it was used in the GF. Hayne would have been a laughing stock when they overruled at least 6 of his calls. It would stop refs with a bias against one team ie Hayne giving so many dud calls as they wouldn't want to be continually challenged and caught out.
    As for the argument that it hold up play, so what! Would rather have a 30 sec break and get the right call.
    In the GF by the time they set the scrum after Jennings touch it had already been replayed so you could see that the call was wrong.
    Is the first rule that has to be changed in 2014. We need to get every piece of technology available to cut down the number of games being decided by dud refs. ie Hayne
     
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  13. Mark from Brisbane

    Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

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    Think its worth trialling to see how it slows the game down , 1 per half BUT if they won the challenge they still have 1 to go , lose and none to the second half.

    Nothing to lose to see if it works.
     
  14. MK Eagle

    MK Eagle Well-Known Member

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    Refereeing decisions need to be cleared up & improved prior to finding more time wasting in the game.
    Some players stay down to get the penalty. At times theres a blatent hit & its not replayed , other times it is & theres a penalty for the lessor infringement???
    Video refs need to be able to rule on foward passes, its not Rugby Yawnion.
    There needs to be more consistency as in 1 ref lets players hang on in a tackle for an eternity & the next bloke blows the whistle after 2 seconds.
    Also noticed certain players , particularly the more popular ones , the refs joke with & talk respectfully & caution instead of just penalising them.
    This playing the ball off the mark is a pet hate & that JWH could be penalised 9/10 times for it & theres many others.....
    When it is over obviously off the mark, the ref call them back to play it??? My U11's get penalised for this....
    Need to get it right with what we already have before adding to it.
     
  15. manlyfan76

    manlyfan76 Parra Trolls are the best. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    In the 20's you can only challenge untill a the kick is taken. So if they kick for touch / goal then it's too late.
    I'm all for it.
     
  16. NYEagle

    NYEagle Well-Known Member

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    Captains challenge plus a GPS in the footballs would solve all problems.

    Works great in tennis,

    NYEagle
     
  17. eagles2win

    eagles2win Well-Known Member

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    I'm of the opinion if you can't have it at grass roots level why have it in top grade.

    As it is NRL is formula 1 rugby league.
     
  18. Aetna

    Aetna Active Member

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    I still think there should be a penalty awarded against the team which asks for a Captain's Challenge & looses it. This will make sure it isn't used willy nilly but only for when players know they were hard done by.
     
  19. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Unless you're Easts....then you lose a grand final.
     
  20. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to see a captains call available for each half of football. It is also time to give video referees the chance to inform the on field referee of blatant forward passess and also ajudicate on calls where the ball goes dead either over the side line or dead ball line.

    The captains call would have earnt DCE a penalty when we led 18-8 for him being hit as Pearce was. Also the forward pass that was in the try that put Easts ahead.

    Come on ARLC get your bloody act together, the refs need help. It is the biggest blight on the game that the officials and not the players are determining results!!
     

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