1 aspect of the game you would change

1 aspect of the game you would change

DieTrying 19 Oct 2018 15:58 pm said..

Based on Wades dislike of the gym bunny culture, which ONE aspect of the game would you change and why?

Mine would be " clearing out" at the ruck.

Gym bunnies running at pace into a ruck to "smash" static and semi- prone players is both reckless and dangerous. Anywhere else on the pitch it would be "tackling a player without the ball" at best, foul play at worst.
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Sheddy Mcshedface 19 Oct 2018 16:14 pm said..

Said it a few times on here but starting awarding free kicks for violations at scrums (apart from penalty tries)

This may help end the "thrilling" sight of watching scrums pushing and pushing with the ball at 8s feet until an inevitable infringement at which point the ref guesses who did something wrong and gives a penalty. With a free kick you can still go for territory but cede possession or tap and go in which case teams are more likely to just play off the scrum anyway.
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Beddis 19 Oct 2018 16:33 pm said..

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Ferret 19 Oct 2018 16:39 pm said..

The tackler has to release opponent but for continuity ref allows the tackled player to retain the ball until support arrives. Different mindset seems to apply in ruck.
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Peanutcoxy 19 Oct 2018 16:40 pm said..

As soon as the scrum half touches the ball at the base of the ruck, it becomes ‘live’
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RossM 19 Oct 2018 16:42 pm said..

Genuine straight feeds at the scrum.
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SIBARITE 19 Oct 2018 16:43 pm said..

Beddis wrote:Eddie Jones

Second that!
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SIBARITE 19 Oct 2018 16:48 pm said..

Sheddy Mcshedface wrote:Said it a few times on here but starting awarding free kicks for violations at scrums (apart from penalty tries)

This may help end the "thrilling" sight of watching scrums pushing and pushing with the ball at 8s feet until an inevitable infringement at which point the ref guesses who did something wrong and gives a penalty. With a free kick you can still go for territory but cede possession or tap and go in which case teams are more likely to just play off the scrum anyway.


Please go and watch Rugby League. When will the Southern Hemisphere fans realise that there are huge swathes of people that like the technicalities and brute force of a scrum. The majority of any rugby team are involved in the scrum. Seven backs are not. Its time this majority stood up to the ruination of a great game
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SIBARITE 19 Oct 2018 16:53 pm said..

Peanutcoxy wrote:As soon as the scrum half touches the ball at the base of the ruck, it becomes ‘live’


Second that!
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Sheddy Mcshedface 19 Oct 2018 16:54 pm said..

SIBARITE wrote:
Sheddy Mcshedface wrote:Said it a few times on here but starting awarding free kicks for violations at scrums (apart from penalty tries)

This may help end the "thrilling" sight of watching scrums pushing and pushing with the ball at 8s feet until an inevitable infringement at which point the ref guesses who did something wrong and gives a penalty. With a free kick you can still go for territory but cede possession or tap and go in which case teams are more likely to just play off the scrum anyway.


Please go and watch Rugby League. When will the Southern Hemisphere fans realise that there are huge swathes of people that like the technicalities and brute force of a scrum. The majority of any rugby team are involved in the scrum. Seven backs are not. Its time this majority stood up to the ruination of a great game


Well done on missing the point. I enjoy the strength of the scrum as much as the next man but its purpose exists to restart the game not to earn penalties.
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