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5 point tries to be introduced in Auckland tournament

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Very interesting ... 

 

 

http://www.foxsports.com.au/league/auckland-nines-tournament-testing-ground-for-future-rule-changes/story-e6frf3ou-1226772146497

 

 

THE NRL will use the inaugural Auckland Nines tournament as a test-case for future rule changes in a bid to make the game more exciting for fans.

All 16 NRL clubs will be presented with the official tournament rules in Auckland on Tuesday, which will be highlighted by the announcement of five-point tries.


 

 

 

``If the team manages to score a try under the posts in the bonus zone they will receive a five-point try, rather than a four-point try.

``The reason we like it is because in these hybrid type games you get a lot of long breaks where teams don't chase, so it gives a great incentive for teams to try and protect their bonus zone if a particular team is definitely going to score. 

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McGuirk said the five-point try wasn't one of the rules that was about to be implemented to the NRL. But he added other rules from the Nines would certainly be considered if it meant improving the appeal of the NRL.

 

 

 

 

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Topball is here! Go team! Multi ball period! Bonus players! Here are the rules, if you don't like them I've got more, take your pick!

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That is a good idea. 

It means 100% commitment all the time throughout the game. So no slack efforts. 

These players are being paid more and more, the fans expect more and more. To be the best comp we need to keep the standards as high as possible. 

Look no further than the Australian drubbing of a NZ that run their world cup race a weak early. 

There is no prizes for second. 

Players and teams have got to learn, take no prisoners, and no prizes for second. 

Can anyone here tell me who ran second to Phar-Lap. ? No,,,,,point made. 

 

5 point try for lack of effort by defenders, good idea.... NZ take note. 

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I'm really keen to see the rest of the rules.. esp the ones they think might be ok for the nrl.

 

 

Can't wait for the 9s to start.. it's gonna be a long off season

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That is a good idea. 

It means 100% commitment all the time throughout the game. So no slack efforts. 

These players are being paid more and more, the fans expect more and more. To be the best comp we need to keep the standards as high as possible. 

Look no further than the Australian drubbing of a NZ that run their world cup race a weak early. 

There is no prizes for second. 

Players and teams have got to learn, take no prisoners, and no prizes for second. 

Can anyone here tell me who ran second to Phar-Lap. ? No,,,,,point made. 

 

5 point try for lack of effort by defenders, good idea.... NZ take note. 

Nightmarch, defeated Phar Lap in their first meeting then ran secound to Phar Lap in four consecutive races. 

 

People do remember the Bridemaids as they are the filling of the legend , quality secound place getters that is.

 

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<p>What nonsense. </p>

<p> </p>

<p>Just as the most successful tournament of all time draws to a close, the NRL decides it's time for some unilateral, RLIF-ignoring action. </p>

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<p>What nonsense. </p>

<p> </p>

<p>Just as the most successful tournament of all time draws to a close, the NRL decides it's time for some unilateral, RLIF-ignoring action. </p>

MrPosh why do your posts have this <p> around them?

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Totally unnecessary idea. The incentive to score near the posts already exists; it increases your chances of a 6 point try rather than a 4 point try (unless you have a Thurston, when all tries are 6 point tries)

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I've always wondered if they'd ever try this one. Wonder his it pans out.

Do you have to score by going through the posts, or just in the area behind them?

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This looks like the usual trying out things for the NRL and sod the rest of the world

I have an idea. Why not have a replica of the world cup in the centre of the Cross bar. If you knock it off with the conversion then it's four points not two. This is designed to encourage try scoring between the posts.

Are they really trying to turn the game into its a knockout?

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Don't have a problem with this 5 points thing. It is only 9s rugby. If we could get 9s popular, that is a great vehicle for getting more people interested in the sport.

Clearly we need to try and ensure that we have a consistent set of rules for the full game across the world, and the track record of the NRL hasn't be great in that respect to date.

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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

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Don't have a problem with this 5 points thing. It is only 9s rugby. If we could get 9s popular, that is a great vehicle for getting more people interested in the sport.

Clearly we need to try and ensure that we have a consistent set of rules for the full game across the world, and the track record of the NRL hasn't be great in that respect to date.

I doubt if anyone has a problem with these rules in nines. No one would dispute that anything that made them more popular is a good thing

It's just the announcement that this is a trial for the NRL that stuck in my craw. What right have they to unilaterally change the laws of the game?

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Terrible idea and grossly unfair. Let's say you play a team in the first group match, they're fresh, you score in the corners. By the last game, they're tired, battered and demoralised and ship more five pointers (which will always be converted) and it skews the situation even worse than it would be right now.

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There is already enough incentive to chase back. A team that scores under the posts almost always kicks the conversion, one that scores in the corner will convert less than 50%.

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Guys getting worked up over nothing. 100%, this will never be implemented in the NRL.

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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

 

I agree. What's the point of making games seem bigger mismatches ?

 

Increasing the points for a try to four has done nothing for the game.  The team scoring most tries almost always wins the game.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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