Could you imagine how quickly the rules on negotiating contract's would change if it was Manly landing marquee players from other clubs. Dave Smith and "The Green Turd" would be spinning like the Tazzie Devil to get a ban on poaching in place. Some notable Manly Rule Changes (Rules Changed after we benefited from them) Obstruction Rule: Amended after Manly seemed to benefit from it Vs the Tigers Rd 2 of 2012 (I think). Bulldogs went on to master it and use it exclusively, as other clubs weren't allowed to do it other than them and they used it to make a GF. BOD (Benefit of the Doubt): Amended after the Cowboys lost to Manly in the famous "Hand of Foz" Semi Final. Semi Final out of Suburban Stadium's Rule: Rule changed after Manly enjoyed home ground semi final success leading up to 2008 Grand Final. Ironically the Moron's at the NRL decided on another "Knee Jerk" reaction move semi's to regional grounds like SFS and Olympic park in Melbourne, but Manly Vs Saints in the first round of the Semi's of 2008 actually drew the biggest semi final crowd out of the 4 games beating the Roosters Vs Broncos crowd at SFS and Melbourne Vs Warriors at the new Olympic Park, and notably the Sharks Vs Raiders were within a whisker of being the second biggest crowd at their suburban stadium Toyota Park.