If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by Isambard » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:09 pm

Swindon is quite central to all of the 6N and European club sides. It has excellent rail links to everywhere as I know, having built them.

It seemed to me to be an excellent place to relocate geographically. There may be fewer distractions for gourmets and clubbers so that various committee members would be able to complete their work in less time enabling them to be part time people on part time wages and expenses.

The experience of meeting the hard working and god-fearing good people of Swindon would also be a mutually beneficial experience.

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by Tomvarndell » Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:12 pm

Best support lines will still not prevent penalties being conceded. Just doesn't feel right a team get the same for a penalty won on halfway when the other team had the ball and gave away a silly penalty as a team on the attack in the 22 slowed down by a crafty openside. Possession itself seems a good reward.

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by biffer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:19 pm

Ban kicking tees.

A bucket of sand and a shovel, same bucket to be used for both teams; shovel, bucket and sand to be provided by the home team.

Long distance kicks become a lot harder - so kicking a pen from 40m would be an effort worth 3 points.

Shorter kicks should still be straight forward - so you get punished for penalties inside your own 22.

Kicker has 60 seconds from when the bucket of sand is put on the ground next to him.

You would see a lot more kicking to touch and then a line out to attempt to get the ball over the line.

Try-scoring teams would be rewarded more than those that like to get ten metres in to the opponents half and then have a nippy wee scrumhalf and an incredibly ugly lock shout at the referee for a penalty (sarries I'm looking at you).

You wouldn't have average kickers belting the ball over from 45-50m out and making Stuart barnes wet his pants on Sky.

A very simple, practical and positive change for the game.

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by biffer » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:25 pm

And advice for refs in wrt the scrum from Brian Moore

http://www.rugbyrefs.com/wiki/index.php ... Scrum_Tips

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by fleabane » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:24 pm

biffer, you are on fire!!! :supz:
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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by trendylfj » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:45 pm

Totally agree with the passive scrum engagement and the ref to call (after he is happy with the bind) STEADY - PUSH. On the word PUSH the chopsy no 9 has to put the ball in immediately. As for putting it in straight - fine the ref quarter of his match fee at a post match meeting with the 4th official and 2 captains for every crooked feed not picked up - PLUS - an equal amount for the no9 at fault. That builds in a jury of 3 to make the decision, encourages the ref and the SH at fault to get it right. (hehehehehehehehehe)

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:16 pm

biffer wrote:Kicker has 60 seconds from when the bucket of sand is put on the ground next to him.
Kicker has 60 seconds from when the intent to kick for goal (penalty) is indicated, or 60 secs from the referee awarding a try, if the TMO is consulted then the kicker could prepare and be given 30 seconds to convert after award via the TMO.

Rather than from when the bucket of sand arrives, it might shave a few more seconds off :smt047
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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by Kinoulton » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:23 pm

It is intersting how so many of the suggestions are about simply applying the current laws rather than changing any.

Proper scrumages, straight feeds, no flopping on......

Since rugby players are not that rich when they retire, I would prefer that they were paid as referees as they are well aware as to the shenanigans that there ex opponents get up to and could stamp it out.
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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by WhitecapTiger » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:19 pm

Kinoulton wrote:It is intersting how so many of the suggestions are about simply applying the current laws rather than changing any.
A sad indictment indeed.....
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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by youngtiger » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:25 am

biffer wrote: Kicker has 60 seconds from when the bucket of sand is put on the ground next to him.
Would give a new meaning to pre-season training on the beach...

Everyone else does sprints up and down the dunes whilst the fly halves practice building sand castles?! sounds good to me! :smt026 :smt025

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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by DickyP » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:09 am

Tomvarndell wrote:A non kick at goal penalty for player not releasing or holding onto the ball when tackled to the floor. Hate seeing sides staying in the game with a couple of long range penalty kicks due to other side trying to play running rugby around the half way line and a player getting isolated.
Simple answer is to not hand on too long!

Besides they tried that with this and other laws - it was called the Experimental law variations! Didn't work - just tuned the game into an inadequate version of rugby league.

And as I always point out - the object of the game is NOT to play running rugby and to score tries, but to score points: the first two are great when available.

Secondly it is a game of FOOTball. Do we want to become like American Football where it is illegal to touch the ball with your foot except in a few carefully defined situations?
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Re: If you could change one rule, what would it be and why?

Post by DickyP » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:11 am

Isambard wrote:Swindon is quite central to all of the 6N and European club sides. It has excellent rail links to everywhere as I know, having built them.

It seemed to me to be an excellent place to relocate geographically. There may be fewer distractions for gourmets and clubbers so that various committee members would be able to complete their work in less time enabling them to be part time people on part time wages and expenses.

The experience of meeting the hard working and god-fearing good people of Swindon would also be a mutually beneficial experience.
And (for anyone who knows Swindon) with a bit of luck they'd get stuck on the magic roundabout!
For when the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name,
He marks - not that you won or lost - but how you played the Game."

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