Referees in Australia
- Jan 19, 2007
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you're missing my point.Flankers would just move to the centres and disrupt from there.
At a scrum/lineout the attacking team (ie team who wins the ball) has 7 players in their backline. The defending team effectively has 9 (once the defending flankers target the 10 & 12) which is an inbalance. So instead of trying to bust the line, they box kick, kick for corner, etc which is unattractive rugby. Further, we have seen the emergence of the non-tackling #10 (who needs a tackling #10 when he's got loose forwards to do it?) which is unfortunate.
At a T/R/M, we typically see a tackler and a would-be jackler leaving 13 other defenders spread out and clogging up the gain line. WR have convolutedly tried to fix this by the 50/22 to push a winger back. Wouldn't it be easier just to cut out a couple of players?
[Yeah, yeah ... I know its what RL did and we all hate RL. I take that as a given.]