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God that was an easy try

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Somebody chuck a girl on his shoulders and grab a snapshot. That’ll seal the deal given the precedent set last year.

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@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@rustycage said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

This is a new rule? Since when have you been able to tackle someone in mid air? Must be missing some sort of finer detail…

Yes it is a new rule, in the past you could tackle an attacking player in the air but not a defensive player. You now cannot tackle a player catching a bomb on the try line. Allowing him to catch the ball and ground it. This change will have a major impact on the game!

Thanks cochise. Could’ve sworn one of the standard tactics was allowing an attacking player to catch a bomb, then get into position ready to tackle him as soon as his feet touched the ground (instead of attacking the ball yourself if you couldn’t compete in the air). I can’t remember players ever being tackled in mid air in recent times and thought this was always penalised.

Exactly.

This is how we’ve largely defended bombs when we feel we can’t catch it. Probably 75% of times we contest the ball in the air and either get it or not, or we wait until the winger’s studs graze the grass and try to knock them out.

Massive non-event.

No it’s not, many players when contesting the bomb will wrap their arms around the opposition player when the opposition catches the ball. The other method has been to catch the player and try and hold up the ball or get the player over the sideline. These will now be a penalty, wingers will also have been training to catch the ball and ground it at the same time as the contact with the ground. This rule will be exploited!

You actually think players are going to be catching the ball above their heads then trying to dive head first into the ground to try and ground the ball before their feet touch the ground?? This would be an incredibly dangerous and reckless move, risking serious injury everytime.

They’re not diving over in the corner where they can fling themselves about a bit. They have to catch the ball above their heads first and a split second later they’ll be touching the ground.

And no, players don’t try and cuddle during a bomb. If both players go for the ball by the time one has it and the other realises they don’t they’ve already touched the ground and the player is open game to be wrapped up, barged into touch.

Do you actually believe players try to push the opposition player over the sideline while both players are still in the air? In that one split second? Have you actually ever seen this happen? Ever?? No, they push the player out after they have touched the ground…!

Who said anything about diving head first into the ground? Catching and flopping was what I read.

@rustycage said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

This is a new rule? Since when have you been able to tackle someone in mid air? Must be missing some sort of finer detail…

Yes it is a new rule, in the past you could tackle an attacking player in the air but not a defensive player. You now cannot tackle a player catching a bomb on the try line. Allowing him to catch the ball and ground it. This change will have a major impact on the game!

Thanks cochise. Could’ve sworn one of the standard tactics was allowing an attacking player to catch a bomb, then get into position ready to tackle him as soon as his feet touched the ground (instead of attacking the ball yourself if you couldn’t compete in the air). I can’t remember players ever being tackled in mid air in recent times and thought this was always penalised.

Exactly.

This is how we’ve largely defended bombs when we feel we can’t catch it. Probably 75% of times we contest the ball in the air and either get it or not, or we wait until the winger’s studs graze the grass and try to knock them out.

Massive non-event.

No it’s not, many players when contesting the bomb will wrap their arms around the opposition player when the opposition catches the ball. The other method has been to catch the player and try and hold up the ball or get the player over the sideline. These will now be a penalty, wingers will also have been training to catch the ball and ground it at the same time as the contact with the ground. This rule will be exploited!

You actually think players are going to be catching the ball above their heads then trying to dive head first into the ground to try and ground the ball before their feet touch the ground?? This would be an incredibly dangerous and reckless move, risking serious injury everytime.

They’re not diving over in the corner where they can fling themselves about a bit. They have to catch the ball above their heads first and a split second later they’ll be touching the ground.

And no, players don’t try and cuddle during a bomb. If both players go for the ball by the time one has it and the other realises they don’t they’ve already touched the ground and the player is open game to be wrapped up, barged into touch.

Do you actually believe players try to push the opposition player over the sideline while both players are still in the air? In that one split second? Have you actually ever seen this happen? Ever?? No, they push the player out after they have touched the ground…!

Who said anything about diving head first into the ground? Catching and flopping was what I read.

That’s what everyone already does though.

Do you think players catch the ball over the try line and then intentionally take longer than necessary to put the ball down?

That’s not the point. The point is nowhere did he say players would intentionally dive head first to the ground.

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@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@balmain-boy said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@cochise said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

@Sco77y said in Our wingers under the high ball...(new rules):

This is a new rule? Since when have you been able to tackle someone in mid air? Must be missing some sort of finer detail…

Yes it is a new rule, in the past you could tackle an attacking player in the air but not a defensive player. You now cannot tackle a player catching a bomb on the try line. Allowing him to catch the ball and ground it. This change will have a major impact on the game!

Thanks cochise. Could’ve sworn one of the standard tactics was allowing an attacking player to catch a bomb, then get into position ready to tackle him as soon as his feet touched the ground (instead of attacking the ball yourself if you couldn’t compete in the air). I can’t remember players ever being tackled in mid air in recent times and thought this was always penalised.

Exactly.

This is how we’ve largely defended bombs when we feel we can’t catch it. Probably 75% of times we contest the ball in the air and either get it or not, or we wait until the winger’s studs graze the grass and try to knock them out.

Massive non-event.

No it’s not, many players when contesting the bomb will wrap their arms around the opposition player when the opposition catches the ball. The other method has been to catch the player and try and hold up the ball or get the player over the sideline. These will now be a penalty, wingers will also have been training to catch the ball and ground it at the same time as the contact with the ground. This rule will be exploited!

You actually think players are going to be catching the ball above their heads then trying to dive head first into the ground to try and ground the ball before their feet touch the ground?? This would be an incredibly dangerous and reckless move, risking serious injury everytime.

They’re not diving over in the corner where they can fling themselves about a bit. They have to catch the ball above their heads first and a split second later they’ll be touching the ground.

And no, players don’t try and cuddle during a bomb. If both players go for the ball by the time one has it and the other realises they don’t they’ve already touched the ground and the player is open game to be wrapped up, barged into touch.

Do you actually believe players try to push the opposition player over the sideline while both players are still in the air? In that one split second? Have you actually ever seen this happen? Ever?? No, they push the player out after they have touched the ground…!

Who said anything about diving head first into the ground? Catching and flopping was what I read.

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If only rugby league players were still sales reps and cellar men. Life was much simpler then.

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@Harvey said in 9s Standouts:

I thought Mbye stood out for showing little other than an ability to catch, draw, pass.

Will see where and how he plays this year, but I am thinking his salary burden when compared to what he delivers at least matches Reynolds.

He absolutely stifled or attack on one occasion in the first half. We had them back peddling, on their line. A quick play the ball and we were in on the right. He faffed about, stepped over the player on the ground to put the tackler between him and the dummy half looking for a penalty and didn’t get it. By the time he played the ball, and we went right the threat was finished. It was dumb from our captain and showed zero vision. That was probably the moment that cost us that game. The sooner our senior players wise up, the sooner we’ll win more than we lose.

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@bathursttiger1 said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

@Tiger_Steve said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

I’m a real Queen fan - love their music. Sad to see Roger Taylor with a second drummer last night. He’s older and bigger - hard to belt out the massive sound that is Queen on drums as he gets older. True legend, as is Brian May. And Deakin and Freddie

Hi Steve,
Most live concerts use two drummers, check out this video 3 drummers plus 3 on percussion.

That was absolutely beautiful.

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A few intros were mentioned back a few posts. A couple of my faves, although simple, are hunger strike and say hello to heaven by Audioslave and black hole sun by Soundgarden. The vocals…not so easy.

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@Elderslie_Tiger said in FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA CONCERT:

It’s easy two knock an Aussie Icon Farnham was brilliant last night the crowd was up and rocking that indigenous entertainer with him in The Voice was great

Agreed. Not a huge fan, but credit where it’s due. He sure can bring people together. And with Olivia, well, it’s just kind of special. They won’t be around forever.

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@Geo said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@Tiger_Steve said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@Geo said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

@Tiger_Steve said in Wests Tigers: 2020 round 1 predicted team:

Couldn’t find the rule changed thread sorry:
Can anyone explain the tackle in the air rule? I think it’s going to have a bearing on Corey Thompson’s selection

Just the same as you are unable to tackle the defending player whilst his feet are off the ground…you can no longer tackle the attacking player whilst his feet are off the ground where you could before…both result in a penalty now…

So then two blokes jump for ball and anyone touches them gets penalised. So an attacker catches it in the in goal and simply scores. Am I reading this correctly? If so, the only wingers worth recruiting need to be 6 foot Or more. True?

No that’s not it at all… if two players are contesting a kick it’s no penalty at all …if the defender allows the attacker to catch it he can’t tackle him till he has a foot on the ground… before he could…

If that’s the case, it’s an atrocious rule.