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NRL's 40/20 rule is run by ballboys

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Brissie Kid, Aug 9, 2014.

  1. Brissie Kid

    Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

    +1,176 /19
    Just to show how out of control the NRL is for this year they added that insane 40/20 quick tap rule, where playing against no defence is supposed to pass as great rugby league!

    But to top that off it's a rule reliant entirely on the whim of a 12 year old boy who is aligned with one of the two clubs playing the game!

    He can choose how quickly or not he runs up field with the ball so a tap can be taken or not.

    We all saw what happened after DCE's 40/20 last night.

    A so called professional sport reliant on schoolboys. Laughable.
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    • sheridanstand78

      sheridanstand78 Well-Known Member

      +4,863 /73
      The new 40/20 rule is a farce. I think the defending team should be allowed to have a set line. Right now the rules are inconsistent.
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      • Budgewoi Eagle

        Budgewoi Eagle In for the long haul. Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +5,817 /82
      • Brissie Kid

        Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

        +1,176 /19
        The Souths ballboys agree with you.
      • castle eagle

        castle eagle Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

        +1,032 /9
        isn't anyone going to say it?

        ok i will
        'there's got to be an investigation'
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        • Pablo

          Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +2,269 /24
          All clubs to employ professional ball boys to stand on the 20 metre line all game in case a 40/20 happens.
          Have them doing drills at training practising catching, sprinting and placing ball on ground.
          Their wages counted in the cap of course.
        • shawn.b

          shawn.b Active Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

          +56 /0
          What was wrong with having a scrum?

          It gave the defending team time to set their defence & the attacking team the chance to run a set play against a defence with 6 players in the scrum.
        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,176 /19
          Should we be surprised? It was this same dopey organisation who thought the "power play" rule was worth a trial. That was the one where one team gets to choose two players in the other team who have to leave the field so its then its 13 v 11 for 5 minutes.

        • Brissie Kid

          Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

          +1,176 /19
          So this time last week we pointed out the problem of a rule reliant on 12 year old boys but everyone but Manly laughed it off as not important. Now the Eels have been robbed of 2 competition points and everyone is asking how could the NRL have allowed this to happen?

        • Central Coast Eagle

          Central Coast Eagle Active Member

          +108 /2
          Maybe it is time for ball men?
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          • Moondog

            Moondog What's up Darth? Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

            +5,240 /51
            The ballboys are probably the cream of the crop when it comes to the officials.
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            • Brissie Kid

              Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

              +1,176 /19
              So just where does it say in this insane rule:
              1) Anything about the role of the ballboy?
              2) That the tap is allowed to be a quick tap?
              Toddy? Toddy? Anyone?

            • wedgetail eagle

              wedgetail eagle Well-Known Member Premium Member

              +2,151 /11
              I blame the Government.
            • Brookie Brawler

              Brookie Brawler Well-Known Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

              +475 /7
              Surely the NRL is the worst run professional sporting competition in the world
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              • Brissie Kid

                Brissie Kid Well-Known Member

                +1,176 /19
                The 7 tackles 20m tap restart rule was just as ill thought out. They added it to supposedly discourage kicks over the deadball line to take out Slater etc, but forgot about what it would do to grubber kicks ingoal, forgot it would penalise missed field goal attempts & then after announcing the rule they changed it to include all 20m tap restarts no matter what the reason.
              • Mark from Brisbane

                Mark from Brisbane Living the dream Premium Member

                +19,621 /383
                Bring back the 70's rules, oh and ONE ref, and punches allowed!!

                That of course is tongue in cheek, but seriously I wonder at times the thought process the NRL go through.

                And I wonder how much better it would be if they consulted a group of regular game attending fans, say 2 from each club, nominated by the club to attend a weekend in Sydney in the off season prior to changing the rules.

                One rule I'd like to see is the use of the stop clock.

                I read where we are really getting about 52 minutes of actual play in an 80 minute game....Now I certainly don't want to see us like the NFL but there are times it could be used , after each try for example and on until the kick restart .

                I think also that kicking the ball out ( near the end of the game), to be used as a time waster should be banned, perhaps in the last 20 minutes of a game the clock could be stopped on these occasions.

                There's probably more places it could be used as well, again I don't want it to be like the NFL, but you have to agree 52 minutes of actual play isn't great.
              • wombatgc

                wombatgc Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                +4,511 /73
                No excuses for the ball-boy...he should've been taken out the back and shot.
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                • Brookie4eva

                  Brookie4eva Well-Known Member

                  +213 /2
                  Some ball boys are alright, the one on the bottom left went on to make something of himself ....

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                  • HappilyManly

                    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

                    +19,022 /367
                    Matai and SBW were ballboys for the Kiwis in NZ :)

                    I thought that the BBs had to place the ball on the line for everything. So the SCG amd the ANZ kids just weren't up to it.

                    If they had transgressed against the Scumos, Greenturd woul have them demoted :cool:
                  • RiverEagle

                    RiverEagle New Member

                    +1,055 /0
                    At the very least, no pocket-money, or free pie and coke kiddie!

                    Seriously, if they are going to try and keep this 40/20 advantage-rule, from now on all ball-boys "should" be up to speed and understand to place the ball on the spot (on the 20m).

                    At least get consistency, but I too am far from convinced it's a good look, seeing teams goin' helter-skelter (attack and defence) to try and get a quick-tap.

                    It's not touch-footy (or shouldn't be!)

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