NRL NRL season 2021: 3 days to go

Remove this Banner Ad

Gigantic

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 31, 2014
9,787
11,296
Sydney
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Rabbitohs, Liverpool, Phoenix Suns
The new rules that have just been approved for 2021:

- The introduction of a two-point field goal for kicks taken from more than 40 metres out
- Six-again to be called for 10-metre infringements
- Penalties for teams if they leave a scrum before a referee calls “break”
- A play-the-ball restart if the ball or player with the ball goes over the sideline
- The Bunker will now review replays after an on-field referee awards a try but a conversion attempt will not be allowed until it gets the green light
- Injured players will be interchanged if a trainer ask for play to be stopped
- When a captain’s challenge is inconclusive a team will not be docked for an unsuccessful attempt
- A handover will be ordered when a player does not make a genuine attempt to play the ball correctly with their foot.
 

moto748

Club Legend
Apr 19, 2010
2,881
480
Wigan
AFL Club
Adelaide
Other Teams
Wigan Warriors
Is thus definite, or just proposals?

Why this incessant need to tinker with the rules? Two point f-g seems in particular a pointless gimmick. How many 40 m+ field goals are scored per season?
 

Log in to remove this ad.

juss

Brownlow Medallist
Feb 23, 2009
23,196
29,688
Melbourne
AFL Club
Richmond
Other Teams
New York Jets
Is thus definite, or just proposals?

Why this incessant need to tinker with the rules? Two point f-g seems in particular a pointless gimmick. How many 40 m+ field goals are scored per season?
10000%

Just why? The current FG is there as a tiebreaker option or tactic, there is no need to make it 2 for a long kick.

They've tried to solve a problem that didn't exist. This doesn't add anything, and doesn't solve any problem.
 

Gigantic

Norm Smith Medallist
Aug 31, 2014
9,787
11,296
Sydney
AFL Club
GWS
Other Teams
Rabbitohs, Liverpool, Phoenix Suns
Is thus definite, or just proposals?

Why this incessant need to tinker with the rules? Two point f-g seems in particular a pointless gimmick. How many 40 m+ field goals are scored per season?
The rules have been rubber stamped so definite unless they back track after all the outrage from fans
 

LukeParkerno1

Post-Human
Sep 23, 2005
126,099
49,933
Sydney
AFL Club
Sydney
Other Teams
Sydney Swans
10000%

Just why? The current FG is there as a tiebreaker option or tactic, there is no need to make it 2 for a long kick.

They've tried to solve a problem that didn't exist. This doesn't add anything, and doesn't solve any problem.
The one rule I do like is that if you stop the game it's an automatic off the field for 2 minutes. It got beyond a joke teams stopping the game strategically. The 2 point FG won't happen...are there any players that can even kick one 40m? Maybe Latrell but why would Souths bother with Reynolds kicking. Players miss from 20m let aloe 40m. most of the other changes are fine, a tap after the ball is kicked out is good, players going slow to the scrum is a waste of everyone's time.
 

(Log in to remove this ad.)

phantom13

Moderator
Sep 12, 2007
14,503
17,920
Melbourne
AFL Club
St Kilda
I suppose its exciting if someone is down by 1 and cant get to 20 out for a tying field goal, have a ping from 40+ and maybe win... But i agree its pretty useless (or dare i say... Pointless)
 

Remove this Banner Ad