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#1436708 - 11/10/2017 22:53 Re: NRL Season 2017 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
Rsav Offline
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Registered: 07/12/2016
Posts: 61
Rugby league scrums are a joke these days. Once upon a time you had to feed the ball in straight down the middle, (or else get penalised) where opposing players would use their feet to try to drag the ball through to their side. Nowadays the team with the ball feeds it directly into their half of the scrum and it rolls uncontested straight through the players legs to be collected by another team member. The other team has no chance of getting the ball, so why bother? Why has it changed?

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#1436724 - 12/10/2017 07:56 Re: NRL Season 2017 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
scott12 Offline
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Registered: 10/11/2015
Posts: 780
Loc: maadi Tully area
Back in the good old days when scrums were contested,they would often collapse,leaving the hookers particularly vulnerable to neck and spinal injury....Now they only exist because it creates a different attacking/defensive option because 6 players from each side are congregated in one area of the field..however the forwards now break so early that the defensive line is only diminished for a few seconds really...

It does look really stupid though in such a tough contest to have this one area that is not contested at all..either bring back the contested scrum or do away with it altogether I reckon....and how about the play the balls these days..?..what a absolute shambles that has become..!

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#1436727 - 12/10/2017 08:02 Re: NRL Season 2017 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
Kino Offline
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Registered: 10/08/2017
Posts: 1253
Loc: Wollongong, NSW, Aus
I for one would like to see scrums gone.

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#1436733 - 12/10/2017 08:14 Re: NRL Season 2017 [Re: Kino]
ColdFront Offline
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Registered: 29/06/2008
Posts: 17908
Loc: Wide Bay..Near the beach
Originally Posted By: Kino
I for one would like to see scrums gone.


Won't happen I am told. I have wanted to see them gone for years but they allow players on both sides to get a rest. Take the tap and get on with it, but even that has become an inconsistent joke.

Now that Sportsbet are heavily it is even less likely as it extends the game duration. Longer game, more gambling. The video ref helps too.
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#1439409 - 27/10/2017 18:28 Re: NRL Season 2017 [Re: @_Yasified_shak]
hickory Offline
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Registered: 27/01/2006
Posts: 1171
Loc: Holloways Beach QLD
Aussie Vs Poms at 19:00 Qld time tonight.
I wonder how Klemmer will go against his good mate James Graham ??

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