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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:53 am

Meds n nathan are right....... what i hate about the new rule is that you cant tackle a player who has both feet off the floor...... a lot of the more athletic players now jump up and defenders cant smash them...... silly rule go back to proper rugby rules that's not made for posers
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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by SJ » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:29 pm

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There are none at Wigan at the moment.....
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Post by morley pie eater » Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:43 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:53 am
Meds n nathan are right....... what i hate about the new rule is that you cant tackle a player who has both feet off the floor...... a lot of the more athletic players now jump up and defenders cant smash them...... silly rule go back to proper rugby rules that's not made for posers
I think you may be confusing the rule about tackling a player in the air when he's taking a high kick. I don't think it applies to a player diving over for a try.

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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by Firestarter » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:41 pm

morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:53 am
Meds n nathan are right....... what i hate about the new rule is that you cant tackle a player who has both feet off the floor...... a lot of the more athletic players now jump up and defenders cant smash them...... silly rule go back to proper rugby rules that's not made for posers
I think you may be confusing the rule about tackling a player in the air when he's taking a high kick. I don't think it applies to a player diving over for a try.
not really mpe........ not 100% on the rule but imagine some winger takes off mid air for a fantastic dive....... the defender rushes over and shoves him( whilst hes 3 feet off the ground)......... the winger spins rounds and drops like a sack of s&&t and lands awkwardly in agony........ would that be a penalty? Of course it would........ theres no way a ref/video ref would allow that imo..
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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by wall_of_voodoo » Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:43 pm

morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:53 am
Meds n nathan are right....... what i hate about the new rule is that you cant tackle a player who has both feet off the floor...... a lot of the more athletic players now jump up and defenders cant smash them...... silly rule go back to proper rugby rules that's not made for posers
I think you may be confusing the rule about tackling a player in the air when he's taking a high kick. I don't think it applies to a player diving over for a try.
You mean the same rule book that allows shoulder charges by the attacking players but not the defending? I wouldn't be surprised to see players penalized if they did tackle a player jumping over the try line as it would be simply down to the same referee's interpretation that ruled TL "try" out at Warrington in the cup
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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by pedro » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:38 pm

because I know what im talking about....
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Post by Mike » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:48 pm

Firestarter wrote:Meds n nathan are right....... what i hate about the new rule is that you cant tackle a player who has both feet off the floor...... a lot of the more athletic players now jump up and defenders cant smash them...... silly rule go back to proper rugby rules that's not made for posers
That's not true. You can only not tackle a player in the air if they are attempting to catch a ball on the full. You are allowed to tackle on the air in all other circumstances, even if they are attempting to catch a ball that has bounced. You can certainly tackle a player in the air who has possession of the ball from a pass. In fact it's illegal to jump over a tackler.

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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by nathan_rugby » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:53 pm

medlocke wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:39 am
pedro wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:11 am
they only score like that when the defender has them covered. In the old days they would be in touch.....its not rocket science
I won't bother because your obviously not grasping what has been said, Nathan get's it why can't you
Its like saying driving through an open space is harder than driving a smaller
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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by nathan_rugby » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:03 pm

Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:41 pm
morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:43 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:53 am
Meds n nathan are right....... what i hate about the new rule is that you cant tackle a player who has both feet off the floor...... a lot of the more athletic players now jump up and defenders cant smash them...... silly rule go back to proper rugby rules that's not made for posers
I think you may be confusing the rule about tackling a player in the air when he's taking a high kick. I don't think it applies to a player diving over for a try.
not really mpe........ not 100% on the rule but imagine some winger takes off mid air for a fantastic dive....... the defender rushes over and shoves him( whilst hes 3 feet off the ground)......... the winger spins rounds and drops like a sack of s&&t and lands awkwardly in agony........ would that be a penalty? Of course it would........ theres no way a ref/video ref would allow that imo..
I’ve never seen a defender get penalised for tackling an attacker who is attempting to score a try in the corner. Nor have I ever seen a defender stop himself from making such a tackle in fear of getting penalised.
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Re: Wigan Superstar players

Post by medlocke » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:59 pm

nathan_rugby wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:03 pm
Firestarter wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:41 pm
morley pie eater wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:43 pm


I think you may be confusing the rule about tackling a player in the air when he's taking a high kick. I don't think it applies to a player diving over for a try.
not really mpe........ not 100% on the rule but imagine some winger takes off mid air for a fantastic dive....... the defender rushes over and shoves him( whilst hes 3 feet off the ground)......... the winger spins rounds and drops like a sack of s&&t and lands awkwardly in agony........ would that be a penalty? Of course it would........ theres no way a ref/video ref would allow that imo..
I’ve never seen a defender get penalised for tackling an attacker who is attempting to score a try in the corner. Nor have I ever seen a defender stop himself from making such a tackle in fear of getting penalised.
There was an incident a couple of months back where a player had jump for a bouncing ball and got tackled in the air, Hemmings went off on one so I'm presuming it was a Saints player, Cummings then shut him up by explaining it wasn't a penalty

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