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Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Berkeley_Eagle, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    MANLY coach Des Hasler has revealed the Sea Eagles will again turn to technology in a bid to defend their NRL title with the players wearing GPS tracking systems in their World Club Challenge clash with Leeds on Monday morning. 

    We understand the light-weight tracking device (about 100g) could revolutionise the game, particularly television coverage.

    Imagine the statistics coming up on the screen for a runaway Brett Stewart to be clocked at 56km/h in a 40m burst being pursued by Billy Slater at 53km/h.

    The NRL is investigating whether the device can be used during the upcoming season with a decision expected before the premiership starts in a fortnight.

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  2. Dan

    Dan Kim Jong Dan Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +7,735 /120
    I dont see a problem with players wearing this. 56kmh per hous seems excessive, most people only walk at 5 or less!

    (by the way these replies will show in the front end now)
  3. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    NFL have been using it for a while I think.  Though a GPS on a Centre must be riveting.
  4. Fluffy

    Fluffy Well-Known Member

    +5,618 /204
    if brett can clock 56km/h over 40m then he may as well pop off to the olympics for a light jog of 40km/h and smash the WR record by half a second.

    in all seriousness though didnt we try this a few years back?
  5. Corso_Pete

    Corso_Pete Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +46 /0
    I recall that they were using the GPS in training and when they applied to the NRL to use it in a match they were refused permission.
  6. Utility Player

    Utility Player Well-Known Member

    +514 /6
    If those stats come up they will be running straight to the pee jars after the game :)

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