Another rule change in Australia.

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Another rule change in Australia.

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Re: Another rule change in Australia.

Post by Fumper27 » 23 Dec 2021, 09:16

It’s a stupid rule. I’m waiting for the one time where one of the “big” teams are losing by 1 point, with seconds left, 10 yards out, bang in front and the defending team lies on, knowing a “six again” will be given and not a penalty.

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Post by Captain » 23 Dec 2021, 16:13

Fumper27 wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 09:16 It’s a stupid rule. I’m waiting for the one time where one of the “big” teams are losing by 1 point, with seconds left, 10 yards out, bang in front and the defending team lies on, knowing a “six again” will be given and not a penalty.

That happened to us against Hull Kr last season. They scored the winning try with 1 min left, we got the ball back from the restart and first tackle they just laid there while the ref frantically waved for 6 again. We were never going to have time for 6 tackles anyway. Eventually he blew a penalty and binned the bloke, but they did the same next tackle and by then the hooter went.

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Re: Another rule change in Australia.

Post by Fumper27 » 23 Dec 2021, 17:38

Captain wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 16:13
Fumper27 wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 09:16 It’s a stupid rule. I’m waiting for the one time where one of the “big” teams are losing by 1 point, with seconds left, 10 yards out, bang in front and the defending team lies on, knowing a “six again” will be given and not a penalty.

That happened to us against Hull Kr last season. They scored the winning try with 1 min left, we got the ball back from the restart and first tackle they just laid there while the ref frantically waved for 6 again. We were never going to have time for 6 tackles anyway. Eventually he blew a penalty and binned the bloke, but they did the same next tackle and by then the hooter went.
I did think of that game as an example, except we were losing by 4 in that one.

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Re: Another rule change in Australia.

Post by Tamworth Tiger » 24 Dec 2021, 08:36

Fumper27 wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 17:38
Captain wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 16:13
Fumper27 wrote: 23 Dec 2021, 09:16 It’s a stupid rule. I’m waiting for the one time where one of the “big” teams are losing by 1 point, with seconds left, 10 yards out, bang in front and the defending team lies on, knowing a “six again” will be given and not a penalty.

That happened to us against Hull Kr last season. They scored the winning try with 1 min left, we got the ball back from the restart and first tackle they just laid there while the ref frantically waved for 6 again. We were never going to have time for 6 tackles anyway. Eventually he blew a penalty and binned the bloke, but they did the same next tackle and by then the hooter went.
I did think of that game as an example, except we were losing by 4 in that one.
True, but they knew what we were capable of from the Challenge Cup tie

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Re: Another rule change in Australia.

Post by cogito ergo sum » 19 Jan 2022, 20:06

I didn’t like the rule. Most refs were giving 6 again early in the count but seemed reluctant to give it on the last.
Also, it made the game lack variety, exacerbated by the no scrums rule. We need more variety, because last year it was tig and pass with tackles!

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