Experimental Laws in Australian NRC

TigerCraig


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Conversions - 3 points

Penalties & Drop Goals - 2 points

Quick throws allowed if ball touched by another player or support staff, so long as the same ball is used

Line out not straight not considered material if no contest by opposition (not sure how far they will be allowed to go off straight)

Time for conversions reduced to 45 seconds

Scrum sets and feeds to be within 45 seconds
 

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Line out not straight not considered material if no contest by opposition (not sure how far they will be allowed to go off straight)

Yes, if you throw it straight to your SH so that opposition can't contest, is it play on?
 

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answered my own question:

[LAWS]Even if not straight, the ball must be caught within the line of the outside shoulder – i.e. the ball may not be deliberately thrown not straight[/LAWS]
 

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Conversions - 3 points

Penalties & Drop Goals - 2 points
...and the the whinging from north of the equator about a "cheat's charter" begins in FIVE....FOUR....THREE....TWO....ONE........

Quick throws allowed if ball touched by another player or support staff, so long as the same ball is used
Agree with premise of this idea, but will that extend to a player in touch catching the ball and throwing it to a team-mate for the QTI?

Line out not straight not considered material if no contest by opposition (not sure how far they will be allowed to go off straight)
Good, and worth a go with the outside shoulder thing DickieE mentioned.

Time for conversions reduced to 45 seconds
No problem with this.

Scrum sets and feeds to be within 45 seconds
Then what...Clock stops?
 

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Its a crock of shite, the SH messing about again.
 

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Does the ARU need anyone's permission to play non-rugby? Or can they just vary any law any time? Is this an iRB-sanctioned experiment, or just the ARU tinkering for its own marketing purposes?
 

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Does the ARU need anyone's permission to play non-rugby? Or can they just vary any law any time? Is this an iRB-sanctioned experiment, or just the ARU tinkering for its own marketing purposes?


Its iRB sanctioned, although it seems that only applies to the points allocation changes.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/spo...023043747?nk=f0f30c8c49a91f06bbc78045df54794d

Other law variations being trialled during the competition include:— being able to kick to touch and continue with a lineout if a team is awarded a penalty after half-time or full-time;
— time limits for scrum formation and kicks at goal;
— and instead of a four-try bonus-point system, the winning team being awarded a bonus point for finishing three or more tries ahead of their opponents.
“The rest are a pretty long list of local application or local interpretation, really again on one hand to maintain the key fabric or structure of the game but to see it played the way we want it played,” Pulver said.
The points variation has been approved by the International Rugby Board and Pulver hopes the ARU can be a pioneer for global rule changes that will revolutionise and revitalise the game around the world.
“Their approval comes contingent on us giving them data at the end of the competition that allows them to analyse the impact,” he said.



The remaining changes are not actually Law changes, they are protocols, law interpretations and competition conditions.
 

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Its a crock of shite, the SH messing about again.

I bet you go to the same place for your summer hols that you've been to for the last 30 years
 

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Its really no different to the Stellenbosch trial system
 

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nor the Cambridge University law trials in 2012
 

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nor the Cambridge University law trials in 2012

The Cambridge trials were at the request of the IRB..........not a bunch of Aussies voting at the request of the media!!
 

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The Cambridge trials were at the request of the IRB..........not a bunch of Aussies voting at the request of the media!!

Nonetheless, the iRB approves this trial and have requested the stats and data at its conclusion.

To paraphrase the late, great Carl Sagan

"The suppression of uncomfortable ideas may be common in religion or in politics, but it is not the path to knowledge.....We do not know beforehand where fundamental insights will arise from...History shows us clearly that accepted and conventional ideas are often wrong, and that fundamental insights can arise from the most unexpected sources."
 

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The Cambridge trials were at the request of the IRB..........not a bunch of Aussies voting at the request of the media!!

You have my permission to think for yourself. Just don't make a habit of it or you'll lose your Pomminess.
 
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