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5 point tries to be introduced in Auckland tournament


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#21 Saint Toppy

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 08:28 AM

I'd actually be in favour of a 5 point try but with try's from kicks remaining at just 4 points.

Far too many times nowadays teams get to the 5th and just hoof the ball into the air and hope for a mistake or a lucky bounce. By having a 5 point try teams would be encouraged to run the ball a bit more to go for the try.



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Posted 03 December 2013 - 09:12 AM

I'd actually be in favour of a 5 point try but with try's from kicks remaining at just 4 points.

Far too many times nowadays teams get to the 5th and just hoof the ball into the air and hope for a mistake or a lucky bounce. By having a 5 point try teams would be encouraged to run the ball a bit more to go for the try.

 

How are you going to define this ?  Any kick anywhere in the set ?  Just on the last play ?  Only "hoofing the ball in the air" ?  It'd be a minefield and you'd be at risk of missing out on some jolly good tries.


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#23 Saint Toppy

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 12:25 PM

How are you going to define this ?  Any kick anywhere in the set ?  Just on the last play ?  Only "hoofing the ball in the air" ?  It'd be a minefield and you'd be at risk of missing out on some jolly good tries.

Any try scored from a kick where the ball was not passed through the hands prior to it being touched down over the try line.



#24 John Rhino

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:41 PM

Any try scored from a kick where the ball was not passed through the hands prior to it being touched down over the try line.


So that would exclude any perfectly weighted kick to the winger who jumped and patted it back to his centre to score?
If so that penalises good play.

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Posted 03 December 2013 - 04:12 PM

I hate the lack of value people place on kicking. It's a very difficult skill and should be rewarded and the idea that it's mindless lump and hope is nonsense. Ask the kiwis.
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 10:41 PM

Is it not better to lower the scores? Five pt tries will create more blowout scores and larger margins. Personally I wouldnt be against reducing the try back to 3 pts or alternatively reducing the conversion - just to analyse the different dynamics


You could do this now with a calculator.....

If you had 1 point trys and 1/2 point conversions this would also make the score look better on paper, but it would still be relative, as a spectator the last 20 of a match would still be a foregone. ..

For example wigan 86 hull kr 6, would still be a walkover if that read 32-3 etc....

The onfield spectacle would have remained identical, also if I got 2 points for a kick, 3 for a try I would be kicking all day long!