NRL NRL 2020 Season - Round 1

Remove this Banner Ad

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
19,793
25,084
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
If anything, you'd play behind closed doors tonight, as that's the official advice from Monday. The virus doesn't know what day it is, so I'm not sure why tonight's games are still open to crowds.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

Falconista

Debutant
Dec 31, 2019
73
131
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
West Perth; SGI Dragons
Canberra winning. Not much of a crowd however 6pm weekday wouldn't have helped in normal circumstances.



Picture Round 2 being postponed indefinitely. Players will be infected by this time Thursday.

Yep- imagine if it was Luke Tedesco/Latrell Mitchell/Blake Ferguson/Roger Tuivasa-Sheck - there'd be uproar that the players could be put in danger. As each day unfolds, it changes so rapidly.
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
19,793
25,084
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
Missed the QLD game tonight but knew the Broncos would spoil the party. Their forward pack score tries and will always trouble teams.
 

AmericanAFL

Club Legend
Oct 8, 2018
1,880
1,710
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Philadelphia Eagles
Brand new to the sport, so apologies if this is a dumb question, as I only vaguely understand the game.

In the Canberra/Gold Coast game, Canberra led by 12 on a succession of “possessions” (unsure what the proper terminology is) down close to the try line with less than 20 minutes left in the match. I’m wondering why a drop goal (not sure it’s called that- I’m referring to the one point scoring kick) wouldn’t be an obvious choice in a situation like that. Increasing their lead to 13 would seem to be a pretty big advantage, and almost as good as making it 16 or 18, with the limited time left in the game.

Thoughts?
 
Sep 4, 2003
14,226
17,159
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
Balmain, GreenBay, Edmonton, Celtic
Brand new to the sport, so apologies if this is a dumb question, as I only vaguely understand the game.

In the Canberra/Gold Coast game, Canberra led by 12 on a succession of “possessions” (unsure what the proper terminology is) down close to the try line with less than 20 minutes left in the match. I’m wondering why a drop goal (not sure it’s called that- I’m referring to the one point scoring kick) wouldn’t be an obvious choice in a situation like that. Increasing their lead to 13 would seem to be a pretty big advantage, and almost as good as making it 16 or 18, with the limited time left in the game.

Thoughts?
That sort of tactic doesn’t usually occur until the last 10 minutes of the game.
the fact that a missed FG attempt would mean a 20m restart and a 7 tackle set sort of stop teams from doing that
 

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
19,793
25,084
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
Brand new to the sport, so apologies if this is a dumb question, as I only vaguely understand the game.

In the Canberra/Gold Coast game, Canberra led by 12 on a succession of “possessions” (unsure what the proper terminology is) down close to the try line with less than 20 minutes left in the match. I’m wondering why a drop goal (not sure it’s called that- I’m referring to the one point scoring kick) wouldn’t be an obvious choice in a situation like that. Increasing their lead to 13 would seem to be a pretty big advantage, and almost as good as making it 16 or 18, with the limited time left in the game.

Thoughts?
They don't kick field goals as much as they strategically could/should, in my opinion. As AmericanAFL said, it's usually a late game play, or a late 1st half play.

The theory I think is they can either score a try, win a penalty, or ideally put a kick in and force a repeat set in some way, which when holding a lead are seen as better outcomes because you get another chance at all those things.

I think there is huge value in going up by 3 scores, but that has more value the later the game gets. Any team with possession in the first half final minute should be aiming for 1 imo, unless it's a goal line set.
With 20 minutes left, that's a lot of time, but it depends on conditions, teams, etc. So many variables.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

AmericanAFL

Club Legend
Oct 8, 2018
1,880
1,710
AFL Club
Melbourne
Other Teams
Philadelphia Eagles
They don't kick field goals as much as they strategically could/should, in my opinion. As AmericanAFL said, it's usually a late game play, or a late 1st half play.

The theory I think is they can either score a try, win a penalty, or ideally put a kick in and force a repeat set in some way, which when holding a lead are seen as better outcomes because you get another chance at all those things.

I think there is huge value in going up by 3 scores, but that has more value the later the game gets. Any team with possession in the first half final minute should be aiming for 1 imo, unless it's a goal line set.
With 20 minutes left, that's a lot of time, but it depends on conditions, teams, etc. So many variables.
Really appreciate the feedback mate
 

Falconista

Debutant
Dec 31, 2019
73
131
AFL Club
Fremantle
Other Teams
West Perth; SGI Dragons
Brand new to the sport, so apologies if this is a dumb question, as I only vaguely understand the game.

In the Canberra/Gold Coast game, Canberra led by 12 on a succession of “possessions” (unsure what the proper terminology is) down close to the try line with less than 20 minutes left in the match. I’m wondering why a drop goal (not sure it’s called that- I’m referring to the one point scoring kick) wouldn’t be an obvious choice in a situation like that. Increasing their lead to 13 would seem to be a pretty big advantage, and almost as good as making it 16 or 18, with the limited time left in the game.

Thoughts?
I absolutely agree with you that it should be used more and it was one of my first observations when I got engrossed in the game 5 years ago . As others have said the risk is deemed to outweigh the reward.

The other more significant issue is the kicking of most teams is poor beyond 1-2 players and as such, the team defending marks these players wisely to force a miskick or a charge down. If teams had/have 4 good kickers, they may be more inclined to try more often as it increases their rate of success.
 

Aucklander

The Ultimate Warrior
May 3, 2003
16,143
4,846
Warriorville
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
NZ Warriors, Wallan FNC
Brand new to the sport, so apologies if this is a dumb question, as I only vaguely understand the game.

In the Canberra/Gold Coast game, Canberra led by 12 on a succession of “possessions” (unsure what the proper terminology is) down close to the try line with less than 20 minutes left in the match. I’m wondering why a drop goal (not sure it’s called that- I’m referring to the one point scoring kick) wouldn’t be an obvious choice in a situation like that. Increasing their lead to 13 would seem to be a pretty big advantage, and almost as good as making it 16 or 18, with the limited time left in the game.

Thoughts?
This is a great thread.
 

Aucklander

The Ultimate Warrior
May 3, 2003
16,143
4,846
Warriorville
AFL Club
Collingwood
Other Teams
NZ Warriors, Wallan FNC
The Gold Coast now have two bad teams.

Australian boarders effectively closed. The season will be put on hold sooner rather than later.
 

Top Bottom