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Just reading an article in the Telegraph about Tim Sheens at the NRL coaching conference putting forward that games are decided by a try rather than a field goal.

I think it is a good idea as it takes the lottery out of games and rewards the best team not the team with the best field goal kicker

It may not happen as it needs to be ratified but it has merit and after extra time if neither team has scored a try you could allow the game to be decided by a field goal in extra extra time or when all is said and done what's wrong with a draw anyway.
 

Jatz Crackers

First Grader
i dont see too much wrong with sides that are so evenly matched & deadlocked after a torrid 80 mins receiving dual reward. And the try instead of goal is a good idea.

But on to more important matters. Congratulations on your 1000th post U.P.

Dan, let the pigeons loose.
 
But on to more important matters. Congratulations on your 1000th post U.P.

Thanks old man

I was going to hold off until I had something really important to say but I didn't think I could wait that long.

Of course I have now had to add another line to my CV
 

Disco

First Grader
Premium Member
i think it should be Golden Try, but a field goal or Penalty goal, still counts

Then if at the end of extra time, if nobody has scored a try, the person with the highest points wins

Eg, Manly and Parra end the game at 20-20, they head into extra time with both teams looking for the try, but defense from both sides is strong, then Fui Fui commits a horrible high tackle on, say......Kite, Orford realises we may not score, and takes the two points. Extra time continues, with it still being golden try, but by the end the defense wins out, so Manly win the game 22-20


I think this is the way to go, as it will still punish dirty play (penalty kicks) and still provide excitement (golden try)
plus it brings tactics into it. Do you go for a field goal when you have an easy chance, hoping your defense will hold out, or do you look for the try and finsh it?
 

Fluffy

Journey Man
could end up in an interesting situation disco

ie fui fui hits kite 3 times in a row gets sent on the third time, we are up 26 - 20. Manly on the attack and Dulney throws the ball behind Lyon right into the arms of growth who runs 90m to score, stewy chases and holds him wide out near the corner, parra miss the kick but win the game 24 - 26.
 

Disco

First Grader
Premium Member
We'll Fluffy, that could happen, but i doubt that Manly would kick for goal on the 2nd or 3rd offence. they would know that they are up by 2 and go for the try to finish it
 

nodd

Bencher
The only time games should go to extra time are finals games. A draw in a fixture should be a draw.
 

Red Baron

Still waiting for Manly to win 80-0
I just wrote in to the NRL saying that they should give it a shot in 2025. In my opinion, it is too easy to kick a field goal and/or penalty goal. 10 minutes of extra time, if no one scores a try, it’s a draw.
 

DUFFMAN

Bencher
The only time games should go to extra time are finals games. A draw in a fixture should be a draw.

Agree with this, regular season ends after the 80 minutes whatever the score.
Extra 10 each way in finals and result can't be decided by a field goal, either win by a try or penalty goal and not end the game when a point is scored but play out the extra 20 minutes.
If they are still on equal points after the extra 20 minutes then golden try or penalty goal decides it.
 
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Disco

First Grader
Premium Member
I'm an advocate for golden try but field goals and penalties still have to count in extra time. They just don't finish the game
 

Under the Sticks

The spirit of Mooney 🦅
Premium Member
Golden point sucks.
If teams are equal after 80 minutes in the regular season, they should split the points.
Dare I say it works for the AFL and they don't change it. Of course soccer can't avoid it. Basketball has so many chance to score it doesn't matter as much. Rugby? Who cares these days.

I also like what a draw does to the ladder. With not much between the teams for the past few years it really rewards both teams for a gritty match which doesn't deserve a loser later in the year.

Look at what the Mudgee draw did last year for the Knights (less so us unfortunately). Its like an 8 or 14 point gap during a game, hard to peg back.

I would probably hate golden point more if we didn't have DCE.
 
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MissKate

Bencher
Premium Member
I just wrote in to the NRL saying that they should give it a shot in 2025. In my opinion, it is too easy to kick a field goal and/or penalty goal. 10 minutes of extra time, if no one scores a try, it’s a draw.
Well I am not sure how busy latrell is, it might take a bit of time to get back to you on that matter
 

sheridanstand78

First Grader
An idea possibly floated before. Each competition game is worth 3 points for a win. If the game finishes as a draw, then both team get a point each and the golden point winner gets the extra point.
 

Peter C

Bencher
I like that.
Yeah, but that means you get a point for losing a game, and if that game was the last game of the season that point could leapfrog a team that was depending on either of the two golden point teams losing, for a semi final spot.
Just go to draws ,worked ok for 100 years
 

castle eagle

Bencher
Tipping Member
its been said before & i agree, 4 points to be awarded each game:
4 for a win in 80 minutes
0 for a loss in 80 minutes
if a game goes into extra time each team automatically gets 1 point and the other 2 points either goes to the team that wins in extra time or gets split if the game goes the full 10 minutes extra
 

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