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'Tunnel Ball' Targeted

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by HoldenV8, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    It seems that the NRL is going to crack down on players who don't play the ball properly. About bloody time IMO. For far too long players have been getting away with illegal, so-called play the balls where they just push it between their legs without it touching the foot.

    Still, knowing the NRL by Round 4 it'll be forgotten about.....

    http://www.news.com.au/sport/nrl/pl...k/news-story/ed5c75938644f0a9e31bf57ba7c5c164
     
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  2. MissKate

    MissKate Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    How many consultants did the nrl have to pay to come up with that initiative. You are right it will last 3-4wks and the worst offenders will be exempt anyway
     
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  3. jbb/james

    jbb/james Well-Known Member

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    For the umpteenth tine they do this ****. If the refs just didnt get slack all the freakin time,they wouldnt have to have think tanks to re invent the wheel every few years.
     
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  4. cherry_poppins

    cherry_poppins Well-Known Member

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  5. Killer03

    Killer03 Well-Known Member

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    We all know what will happen. A crackdown for a week or two, with massive penalties for a couple of games, then the refs slacken off and it creeps back in. These crackdowns never work for one simple reason, the coaches (and players) know it won't last.
     
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  6. sheridanstand78

    sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

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    There will be 3 weeks of crackdown and then they will ignore it as they always do. I wish they would do something about players walking off the mark in the play the ball cause that is far worse.
     
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  7. Mal Cochrane

    Mal Cochrane I'm not really Mal Cochrane...

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    following on from the above, and then in an elimination final, a team will lose the game because a ref decided to penalise it again right in front of the posts
     
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  8. robbiea

    robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    The NRL tackling the big issues again !!
     
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  9. Jethro

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

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    and those massive penalties will probably be against Manly again as per usual. [​IMG]
     
  10. eagle66

    eagle66 Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    short term crackdown, yes, but I am sure it centre over a few teams.we have seen it before, certain teams will get advantages
     
  11. master blaster

    master blaster Well-Known Member

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    and Sam Moa as well,he,s an expert in this area
     
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  12. Jase Seaeagle

    Jase Seaeagle Active Member

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    Half of the Bullfrogs won't like this
     
  13. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    It's more like a knock-on than an obstruction play. A penalty doesn't fit the severity of this "crime", especially when it can be a 50/50 call by the ref - sometimes called, sometimes not.

    Should be a turnover, not a penalty.
     
  14. Frank

    Frank Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Same sh!t, different year
     
  15. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    The problem I see is that the refs are going to be blowing penalties in almost every set of six if they really do crack down on it.

    You can bet that players will get away with it if it 'looks' like they are playing it with their feet. But hopefully it will stop players simply stepping over the ball (which should also attract a penalty for walking off the mark) or just rolling it between their legs with their hands.
     
  16. KOMORI

    KOMORI Born and bred an Eagle

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    Won't be just Manly: certain teams and Teflon type players will be ignored no matter how bad they look, others will get hammered..
     
  17. MWSE

    MWSE Well-Known Member

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    The whole Roosters team has to be the most consistent offenders in this area of the game. Consistently gets them quick play the balls
     
  18. HoldenV8

    HoldenV8 Well-Known Member

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    It will be interesting to see what happens.

    When we played Cronulla in the final round of 2015.....I personally counted well over 100 play the balls that were illegal at best (looking at YOU Mr A. Fifita). And we were just as guilty as they were if truth be told.
     
  19. PONTIAN SEA EAGLE

    PONTIAN SEA EAGLE Well-Known Member

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    Well sam burgess & watmough should retire now.
     
  20. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

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    Walking of the mark is just a big an advantage. Do something useful NRL and fix that.
     
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