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Well I thought it was a good idea

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Utility Player, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Had a thought about penaltys while watching our win on Sunday. If a penalty is given say 5 meters in from touch the player taking the kick for line gets far less of an advantage than if it was awarded say 30 meters in from the sideline.

    What would be the problem with allowing the kick for touch to be taken anywhere along the horizontal line from where the penalty was awarded.
     
  2. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

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    get what you are saying but why not look a bit further at the bigger issues.

    Subjective calls (bias, side of the bed, vision blocked etc) such as stripped and lying too long in the ruck give the same advantage as head highs, taking a player out without the ball etc. Bigger gap there in my opinion.

    Needs to be just 6 again from a set start for these calls
     
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  3. The Who

    The Who Well-Known Member

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    There are so many much more important tweaks that could improve RL.
    One glaring rule implementation must surely be introducing a 5-minute sin bin which would give refs options they don't currently have.
     
  4. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

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    Hey I can't solve every problem @:)
     
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  5. Clint

    Clint . Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Has merit UP. I'd go 15 metres in though maybe not 30. ;) but I get your point.
    What if it was at the other end.
    Then the team awarded the penalty could just walk it into the centre of the field?
    Say it's 18 all with 60 seconds to go. All of a sudden the attacking team gets a field goal shot from right in front opposed to a penalty conversion from the sideline.
     
  6. Medowie Eagle

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    I agree not a bad idea.
    I would take all conjecture out and just say penalties are to be taken 10 mtrs the sideline (that could be more).
     
  7. manlyfan76

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

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    First penalty is six again and if the defence are penalised in the following set they get a player in the bin for five and either Six again or a penalty for the attacking team, should stop the slowing down penalties.
     
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