As Tooves pointed out, the amount of time wrestling players on the ground Friday night needs to be looked at. The discretion here is so inconsistent. No excuses with the result as Souths showed more intensity & deserved to win & when they were getting away with it, maybe Manly could have slowed that ruck area down a little better. The game is won & lost in the ruck area. It all starts & finishes here & those who can control the speed in this area are 95% om the way to a win. If the latitude is allowed in coming weeks, it could pave the way for very dour finals decided by who gets away with the wrestle rather than who plays the better quality footy. Yes the game has changed & yes its fair game to slow down the play the ball, just think it needs to looked at & more consistently policed. If its a massive hit & the defender wins the contact , let him control extra time as reward. If its just a tackle that looks like dancing with the stars, get the tackler off & let the game flow...simple really.