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I’m pretty sure people that say that should spend less time kissing their sister and watch a bit more footy…

Parra matter, the Panthers lose their puff and the Broncos are going to make the eight

‘Don’t give me that card…’

Hall of Fame induction a fitting tribute to a broadcasting giant

They don’t stay upright in the tackle because of the likelihood of the ball being locked up and going nowhere so therefore giving away possession by way of a scrum to the opposition. It doesn’t have a great deal to do with losing the ball itself. I think the new strip rule is worth pursuing for a little bit longer as teams continue to get used to it and how to mitigate some of the risks

Hey Robbo - without competition for the ball, league can be formulaic and predictable

The boys running with the ball could also lower their body height and hit the deck on their front more therefore getting a quick play the ball ala Sam Thaiday. There’s plenty of ways to counter the tactic.

Hey Robbo - without competition for the ball, league can be formulaic and predictable

I would have to think that a perpetual motion machine would be terrible efficient and effective…

Wallabies well poised to double down on All Blacks

NZ didn’t win the men’s softball this time around either…

Wallabies well poised to double down on All Blacks

The referee is actually meant to call held the moment forward momentum has ceased – as per the rules. So I’m not sure why they don’t call it sooner…

Hey Robbo - without competition for the ball, league can be formulaic and predictable

I don’t think it’s a zero sum game. Most offloads occur when a player hits the defensive line hard and has a lot of his upper body loose as it is. So holding the ball tightly, hitting and then passing is still going to happen.

Hey Robbo - without competition for the ball, league can be formulaic and predictable

No i think that was a decision made by the team. He was able to get into the taxi unassisted so they chose to ignore the ambulance that was available.

Sydney's stadium crisis: Bigger is not better

Or Robinson could teach his players to hold onto the ball properly. It’s really not that difficult. Ball security at times in the NRL is a bit of a joke to be honest

Hey Robbo - without competition for the ball, league can be formulaic and predictable

It is a bit of a sad indictment that players have to be trained to hold onto the ball properly….

Hey Robbo - without competition for the ball, league can be formulaic and predictable

Nope 60

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

That man is still a giant. I know height doesn’t go away but he is still scary at what 50 odd

Union head and shoulders above league for player welfare

All about perspective I suppose…

NRL Round 22 teams: Roosters and Rabbitohs welcome back guns, Sharks wounded

So by that reasoning they should ignore the ones they did spot because there could have maybe possibly been others?
if they actually call what they do see then players will take more care overall so that they don’t risk the chance of being spotted.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

Yep I follow the other code probably a little more out of convenience and the attitude in the NRL re: player welfare is pretty pathetic. The first thought is always that the contest is somehow ruined if a player is punished for a dangerous tackle. There’s too little consideration made to player welfare and how a change in playing style will take some time but eventually will lead to safer playing conditions.

All Blacks only see the red in a Wallabies bolt from the blue

There’s plenty of roofing companies on the CC I’m sure

Central Coast fans shouldn’t have to grin and Bear it

Doubt it’s watched by many in Tas. I have to watch it on Gem and they go to a movie the moment the fulltime whistle goes. I for one would like to see Sam Thaiday do his changeroom interviews (said no one ever)

Central Coast fans shouldn’t have to grin and Bear it

Agreed, I think if anything the NRL needs to focus more on the Gold Coast and then on the heartland. The Bears and Jets are well enough established that they would surely have a reasonable fan base immediately.

Central Coast fans shouldn’t have to grin and Bear it

What i got from this article is that the Western Force should be brought back and Tasmania should get an AFL side cause we “deserve” it

Central Coast fans shouldn’t have to grin and Bear it

You’ll get consistency to the degree that the rule book is adhered to but consistency as to what is a forward pass/obstruction/double movement/strip/loose carry is nigh on impossible and that’s what the media keeps telling me I want (if I was a non thinker I’d listen to them).
I agreed with the crackdown and a whole heap of people on here agreed as well. Suddenly the rule book was a thing! But rules still need to be interpreted to a degree, it’s like a legal system needs some level of interpretation because some of the laws actually contradict each other, at least partially.

Rugby league's demand for consistency means rugby league is consistently wrong

I quite often forget to comment seriously on a lot of articles like this one. It’s hard to take too seriously. Your examples are flawed but your overall position is correct. I can live with the application of the forward pass at the moment more than the knock on. But even that doesn’t really phase me.
What does get me is listening to commentators and journalists (and fans) wax lyrical about consistency. As if it is a possible thing to expect on the field (let’s forget the judiciary for the moment – they are working in a broken system). Consistency, read – perfection, ain’t happening. The thing about sport is there is lots of little gray areas, lots of moving parts and the entire game is so unpredictable and that’s what makes it great…but we somehow want to adopt a “consistent” ruling on plays? It just doesn’t fit.

Rugby league's demand for consistency means rugby league is consistently wrong

It gets called obstruction because we all (or someone somewhere on a Fox Sports tv show) called for consistency with the rules of the game and how they are applied. Instead of applying a pragmatic approach of whether a player directly influenced the play by obstructing the defender we have the outside shoulder inside shoulder rubbish.

Rugby league's demand for consistency means rugby league is consistently wrong

You’re right let’s allow the forward pass!

Rugby league's demand for consistency means rugby league is consistently wrong

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords

Rugby league's demand for consistency means rugby league is consistently wrong