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Should an gridiron pass be introduced in rl.. Yes or no.. If no how come.

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I honestly think it would create chaos.  Passing the ball forward offends the whole structure of the game. In any event, you can already effectively play the ball forward by kicking it, albeit everyone has to be onside, so I don't think it improves the spectacle sufficiently to warrant the change*.

 

*all of this is opinion.

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call the men in white coats..........another one for sectioning.

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evolutionary. Try it in the challenge cup it might revive attendances.

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call the men in white coats..........another one for sectioning.

 

Umpires ? :blum:

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It would be revolutionary if they bolted a basketball hoop onto the front of the cross bar and you got 3 points for chucking the ball through it (or a thousand for drop goaling it through).  But it isn't a good idea.

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tbh i think the op has got the bare bones of a feasable idea .as in gridiron where the reciever is sort of a specialised position, i think in league 'ONE'dedicated player should be assigned receiver before a game.obviously targeted by defence but in a tightgame an exciting proposition in last 10 minutes but given the complexity of how to enforce this rule we dont want to get into rule dominated game like union

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tbh i think the op has got the bare bones of a feasable idea .as in gridiron where the reciever is sort of a specialised position, i think in league 'ONE'dedicated player should be assigned receiver before a game.obviously targeted by defence but in a tightgame an exciting proposition in last 10 minutes but given the complexity of how to enforce this rule we dont want to get into rule dominated game like union

No he doesn't - ludiccrous idea....

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tbh i think the op has got the bare bones of a feasable idea .as in gridiron where the reciever is sort of a specialised position, i think in league 'ONE'dedicated player should be assigned receiver before a game.obviously targeted by defence but in a tightgame an exciting proposition in last 10 minutes but given the complexity of how to enforce this rule we dont want to get into rule dominated game like union

 

Or the last play of the game can be a kick... maybe to a centre... and then who knows what might happen?

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Ive been thinking bout this for yearz.. And thought if rugby league introduce such a pass.. It would evalutionize rugby with 3 tatical plays..

what enterprising ifeas in league?youll have em choking on thier pi nts of mild

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Heres my gridiron pass rules.. Cannot throw the pass past the 20 meters line.. Within your own half.. The player catching it.. Cannot pass the ball to another player.. And you have one less tackle.. Meaning instead of 6 tackles you have five.. So if you throw the pass.. On the 2nd tackle.. If the player gets tackled.. It be tackle 4.. Instead of tackle 3..

YES. Need to add a 40/20 pass rule also, new set of six for a 40/20 pass. It would awesomize the game....

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No he doesn't - ludiccrous idea....

why ludicrous? Very exciting for assigned thrower looking for assigned reciever as an attacking last ditch OPtION with defences scrambling like billyoh but leaving the attacking team vulnerable because the pass forward option incurrs a forfiet of a number of tackles bring in a new host of tactical strategy whether to take option? When to do it? Being able to interchange with subs bench for the reciever? Mate its called VISION,mad,deluded or crackers ideas fuel the engines of change and evolution

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Wow, this place is going downhill fast. Not sure who the OP is yet, the forced posting style conceals it well.

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Supposing the forward pass was allowed,would blocking also be allowed too?

no sames rules apply as when a cross field kick is deployed. infringement

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No, annoying person

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no sames rules apply as when a cross field kick is deployed. infringement

So the attacking player would have to stay onside then.

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Surprised we haven't had "club x has been getting away with it for years". :ph34r:

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The biggest risk in introducing a forward pass is that Rugby League would essentially become American Football without the pads: tackles = downs,  hit-up = running play; back line move with forward pass = passing play, kick on final tackle = punt etc.

 

I'm a huge NFL fan but my interest in rugby league has been reignited in the run up to the World Cup - RL is  great sport that need very little tampering with and certainly needs to remain distinct from American Football. Just need to spread the gospel.

 

("Heartlanders" please note: I'm a born and bred southerner who like millions of other grew up watching Challenge Cup and GB games on Grandstand in the 80s. Never followed a club apart from watching a few Wigan games when I was a student in Manchester. But I know top level sport when I see it which is why a properly structured international game is the key for growing RL. Me and 8 other Londoners are going to Wembley for the WC semis - put on regular elite international sport and the crowds and TV ratings will come)    

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So the attacking player would have to stay onside then.

yes,obviously requiring a receiver whos rapid over shorter distance,but also his prescence is enough to distract so can be used as decoy to stretch defence .thats why i think this option should incurr a forfiet if chosen because of the advantage for the attacking team so it brings in the gamble element bit more controversial than ' take drop goal or play out the set'.

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Definitely no grid iron passes in the field of play - but I've long thought that a football style throw-in ( forward / backwards long / short whatever ) to replace the scrum for most ball out of play situations. Lot of variety in the restart then ( but def not a line-out!)

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The biggest risk in introducing a forward pass is that Rugby League would essentially become American Football without the pads: tackles = downs,  hit-up = running play; back line move with forward pass = passing play, kick on final tackle = punt etc.

 

I'm a huge NFL fan but my interest in rugby league has been reignited in the run up to the World Cup - RL is  great sport that need very little tampering with and certainly needs to remain distinct from American Football. Just need to spread the gospel.

 

("Heartlanders" please note: I'm a born and bred southerner who like millions of other grew up watching Challenge Cup and GB games on Grandstand in the 80s. Never followed a club apart from watching a few Wigan games when I was a student in Manchester. But I know top level sport when I see it which is why a properly structured international game is the key for growing RL. Me and 8 other Londoners are going to Wembley for the WC semis - put on regular elite international sport and the crowds and TV ratings will come)

no the quintessential thing here is it is an option its just like adding versatility to a cross feild kick other than that its a million miles from gridiron in terms of strategy rules objectives etc.

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no the quintessential thing here is it is an option its just like adding versatility to a cross feild kick other than that its a million miles from gridiron in terms of strategy rules objectives etc.

 

I'll be honest with you, even though I'm English I know more in depth about AF than RL so maybe I'm missing something, but I kind of thought one of the strengths of RL is its simplicity, rather than all the complicated wasting of time that goes on in RU. RL seem to me a game of territory, and knowing the right time to take a chance on a more expansive play that may open things up, and when to keep it tight and pin the other team back. That's exactly what American football is too. Obviously it's not a straight read across, there no blocking in RL and the plays are more scripted in AF, but if you read about AF before they introduced the forward pass, when they wore almost no pads or proper helmets, and ran the ball every play, it looks quite familiar.

 

All of which of course is why RL could really break America much more easily than RU if it gets its act together. It's much easier for an American player to get up and running with RL rules and tactics and much easier for an American spectator to understand it - I've been watching RU all my life (and played it at school) and I still don't understand half the rucking and mauling rules.

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yes,obviously requiring a receiver whos rapid over shorter distance,but also his prescence is enough to distract so can be used as decoy to stretch defence .thats why i think this option should incurr a forfiet if chosen because of the advantage for the attacking team so it brings in the gamble element bit more controversial than ' take drop goal or play out the set'.

So why can't you just kick it to him.

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