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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Poola, Jun 21, 2015.

  1. Poola

    Poola Active Member

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    Please tell me why opposition players choose to bat the ball over their try line instead of just diving on it ala rugby union to kill the play off? Please help I'm confused as it offers the same result. Thanks in advance
     
  2. mave

    mave Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Easier to swipe the ball dead, than to get hands to it to ground the ball at top speed
     
  3. Shoe1

    Shoe1 Well-Known Member

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    I would grab the ball cleanly, step the defence then go 105 meters in 2nd gear to score, deliberately in the corner. So I can convert from the sideline, left footed.
     
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    • Sillybus

      Sillybus Well-Known Member

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      If you go to grab it and accidentally fumble it and the opposition scores then thats a dead set coach killer. Take the safer option and put the ball dead.
       
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      • Eagles2nv

        Eagles2nv New Team, New Beginnings 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        Yeap this.

        Its safer to bat the ball dead then to try control it and then ground it.
         
      • HappilyManly

        HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        To waste time and allow their Team to regroup.
        The same reason why a scrum is now a debate on the weather and politics, prior to a bunch of backs packing in @:cool:
         
      • Peter C

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        You bat it out as a last resort over the dead ball line if the ball doesn't look like running dead and the opposition are close, safer than trying to ground it cleanly
         
      • Terry Zarsoff

        Terry Zarsoff Well-Known Member

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        You and me both brother. Although I would kick right-footed, noting I was born into the Presbyterian faith.;)
         
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        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Plus when you knock the ball dead, you don't have 5 guys tackling you in goal.

          So.....safer and easier - not saying footy players are soft though.
           
        • Clint

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          If you bat the ball dead in union is it a 5 metre scrum opposed to a 22 metre restart if you ground it?
           
        • Mals

          Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          Nope it's a penalty to the attacking team & the player gets 10 minutes on the sideline.
           
        • globaleagle

          globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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          If the ball is received in the in-goal, the player can either ground the ball (resulting in a 22-metre drop out, or to make the ball dead (Resulting in a 5-metre scrum)


          So this says...

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_rugby_union
           
        • rmd

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          Sorry Globaleagle, it just goes to show how Wikipedia cannot always be trusted:

          YOU just can’t trust a league player.

          Waratahs winger Taqele Naiyaravoro has vowed to study rugby’s rule book in the bye week after his dead-ball clanger nearly cost his side a win against Melbourne.

          The former Wests Tigers player deliberately knocked the ball dead in-goal — as is common practice in the NRL — late in the game against the Rebels.

          He was sin-binned and the Rebels scored a try on his wing to lock the game up at 28-all.

          See the full article
          http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/sp...r-against-rebels/story-fnlhav6i-1227233615265
           
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          • globaleagle

            globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Ahh! No worries! Happy to get the info correct (no apologies needed). let's hope clint didn't play a game of union after reading my post and got himself sinbinned!

            Wikipedia wrong huh....who would've thought????? lol

            I should've realised when it said the rules were from 2011....union does seem to do a lot of rule tinkering!

            :)
             
          • rmd

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            The rules of RU are so damn confusing that most don't understand them anyway, even the refs. However, one thing is apparent this year is that the refs now understand and recognise that Richie McCaw has been the best at breaking them (brilliant player and got away with it for so long)!
             
          • globaleagle

            globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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            Have they???? Wow....it's either a miracle, the end of the world, or he's retiring soon!
             
          • rmd

            rmd Active Member

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            For All Blacks fans ....the end of the world and he's retiring soon
            For Wallaby fans ....it's a miracle
             
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