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Pigeon Lofter

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  1. Yes,thats it. I've just looked it up : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_of_rugby_league There's some interesting changes happened over time! A loose ball could be kicked over the bar for a field goal and a dummy half tackled in possession would be penalised!
  2. Yes, but maybe the option was either a shot a goal or a punt.....no tap penalty permitted? I don't know. Was it unlimited tackles back then? The restart after a score didn't require the defending team to stand back from the halfway line too, which seems strange too.
  3. Yes...was part of the game back then. I noticed another major change in the rules in a different clip of the same match.....a penalty given to the attacking team close to the try line. Options are a kick for goal,or an "up-and-under". The attackers go for the latter option. Around 15 minutes in on this clip : Amongst other changes I noticed was a restart after a score was by a drop out on the half way line and when a kick-off didn't travel ten yards then it was a scrum and not a penalty.
  4. This just popped up on a YouTube visit, generated because of my viewing history....the 1962 Challenge Cup final. I found it fascinating, so sharing it here. Plenty of rule changes of course over the years, high tackles a-plenty, unfathomable goings on in the scrums and loads of interference at the play-the-ball but it's great to watch.
  5. Cas players seem to be trained to surrepticiously strip the ball in the tackle. Happening too often to be by chance. And also to spill it in the tackle to gain penalties too. Totally ruining the game but will anything be done? The nonsense at the PTB got sorted out with new rules and interpretations so maybe this trashy behaviour can be sorted out quickly too by the powers that be with a directive from on high. It's destroying the game by allowing cheating to be rewarded.
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