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We needed a change, becoming a bit predictableWatching the Titans v Cowboys game atm....
This new rule, and the resulting six again string, is going to change the face of Rugby League as we know it.
The teams that adapt the quickest will benefit immensely in the short term...
Not wrong.... be very interested to see how the Storm adapt to this given that their entire game revolves around controlling the speed of the ruck and having their defence set and ready as a result of their wrestling skills...We needed a change, becoming a bit predictable
I actually think the opposite. A lot of penalties are being let go with 1 ref. There is no 2nd ref nitpicking every little thing. So many times we were penalised last year I couldn't figure out why. I think the games are let go a bit more so far this wknd so I actually think it'll have a positive effect on usI can't help but think Man might struggle defensively with this rule change, More than most.
We have been happy to give penalties away, to slow down the play of the ball. Reset the line, get a breather. And our defense up the middle has been rock solid doing that.
Add our Defence structure out wide relies on the old up and in more than most clubs.
I can see Manly struggling, really struggling to adapt to this, at such short notice.
Hope I'm wrong, but I can't see our defence being anywhere near as tight as it was in 2019.
True.... but if the refs don't rule 6 again for the golden boys with sCam going full ref whisperer mode, then the storm will still get away with it.Not wrong.... be very interested to see how the Storm adapt to this given that their entire game revolves around controlling the speed of the ruck and having their defence set and ready as a result of their wrestling skills...
Yeah ... both teams given a bit more time than the earlier games .....2. The Chook game seemed to be ref'd differently, I'd be curious to see the time the Chooks took in the tackle, with no 6-again call vs the Broncos that got several calls against them. I didn't see the big difference myself so wonder if the refs will back off a bit after the number of calls in the 1st two games
Agree. He looks 100% suited to this style of game. A lot like Dylan Brown for Eels. Hopefully sooner rather than later, even as a bench player to come on late in games. We've seen the return of the "super sub" and Schuster could definitely fill this role to ease into first grade. Croker is handy but hardly a super sub, we need someone who can spark something off the bench against tired defenders. Id have Cust and Schuster ahead of Croker for this purpose (super sub)The open attack of the new rules makes me think Schuster will be a dead set winner. Yes he has a lot of growing up and maturing to do to be an NRL player week in week out but his slight of hand and vision running at tiring defences could be spectacular.
I think that having a proper six and halfback would be an advantage in the new game.The open attack of the new rules makes me think Schuster will be a dead set winner. Yes he has a lot of growing up and maturing to do to be an NRL player week in week out but his slight of hand and vision running at tiring defences could be spectacular.
Agree, i think slow outside backs could be caught out in defence more now.I think Manly should benefit from the new ruck rules.
All games I have seen this weekend have emphasised the speed of the ruck as a lot of the wrestling and hanging on has disappeared.
Our spine will benefit from that increase in speed, despite the fact that last year we had one of the slowest play the ball averages in the Comp.
Unfortunately, the only player who will not be able to perform at a higher rate is Jorge, with his error prone style of playing the ball and the extra "steps" he takes to prevent messing it up.
Sorry Jorge, you will need 2 tries, 10 hit ups and 2 big bone smashing tackles to get selected next week. I personally hope you can do it!