It will be interesting to see what happens should there be a brawl......usually referred to as a "melee" in AFL circles !
Always possible in the highly charged atmosphere of Origin football......protect your team mates, don't take a backward step etc
Would the referee be brave enough to bin 6, 7, 8 players or is there some sort of "get out" provision in this NRL directive ?
I'm now reading that mass sin-binnings in Origin aren't considered an option and it won't be reduced to a football (soccer) game if a brawl does break out. I struggle to see the logic in introducing this zero tolerance policy directly after Game 1 only to decide to relax it before Game 2.
Anyway I'll be glad if they do relax it, I don't think they should change the rules mid series and while I'm not in favour of the biff I would hate to see one of the most enjoyable sporting events of the year ruined by heavy handed refereeing.