NRL rule changes for 2019

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  1. krustykraz

    krustykraz Brett Clements

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    2019 season rule amendments


    NRL Media Release
    Tue 18 Dec 2018, 05:30 PM



    The NRL today announced changes to the rules which will come into effect from the 2019 NRL Telstra Premiership season.

    Head of Football – Elite Competitions, Graham Annesley said the changes were aimed at increasing "ball in play" time and improving player safety.

    The new rules for 2019 will include:

    • A reduction of the scrum clock – reducing from 35 to 30 seconds

    • A reduction of the drop-out clock – reducing from 30 to 25 seconds

    • An increase to dangerous contact neck or head charges – with Grade 2 increasing to 300 points and Grade 3 increasing to 500 points (a Grade 1 charge will remain at 100 points)

    • Any player sent to the sin bin or sent off will be required to run from the field of play, taking the most direct route to the dressing room. Failure to do so may lead to Clubs being breached and fined under NRL Rules and/or offending players may be charged with Contrary Conduct under the NRL Judiciary Code

    • Allowing the Judiciary Panel to find a player guilty of an alternative charge when charged with a Shoulder Charge (e.g. Dangerous Contact)

    Mr Annesley also confirmed that no change would be made to the number of interchange players for season 2019.

    But he said further assessment will be conducted throughout the first half of next season, before a decision is made on any future reductions for 2020 onwards.

    Mr Annesley said the amendments were designed to reduce the amount of stoppage time in games, increase the time the ball is in play and simplify operational practices and procedures.

    The increased penalties for dangerous contact to neck and head follows a rise in the number of crusher tackles last season.

    "There is clearly an unacceptable risk of injury from these tackles and we believe we need to have an adequate deterrent in place to improve player safety," Mr Annesley said.

    "We have a world-class competition, with the 2018 season the closest in more than a decade," Mr Annesley said.

    "But we can always improve and our aim with these rule amendments is to continue to deliver exciting and engaging matches for players, fans, broadcasters and all our stakeholders."


    https://www.nrl.com/news/2018/12/18/2019-season-rule-amendments/
     
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    nunnsy Max Chapman

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    The shoulder charge one could get real messy . Basically given the refs/judiciary free rain to decide what is dangerous contact.Are they going to say everytime someone gets hurt it is dangerous contact they already seem to blow a penalty .e.g Yates smashing Elijah taylor
     
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    Run will probably be interpreted as some half arse jog.
     
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    krustykraz Brett Clements

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    The way players were leaving the field this year was a joke and took any momentum off the other team. Had to be done.
    Im also afraid to see how they interpret the new shoulder charge rule, sounds like it could be different in every case,
    ie Brisbane get let off easy and teams like the Titans get the book thrown at them.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Contrary Conduct has always been there. Just refs are too weak to use it. And how long since someone was sent off?
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    It would be rather entertaining seeing players sprint from the field, maybe they should’ve been more specific than just “run”. :lol:
     
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    Wobbles Andrew Tangata-Toa

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    I'd like to see them issue a $10k fine for every second it takes the player to get off the field after a 10 second limit.

    For guys earning such high salaries, anything less than a $10k fine is hardly an incentive to comply in a timely fashion.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    If the brats want to linger, show off their attitude by taking the longest way round, simply call 'em back and then send off completely and the judiciary then cite them for the 'contrary conduct.'.

    Refs instructed properly does not need a so called 'rule change'. Instances like this are simply policy, not 'rule changes' which control how the game is played. Maybe Turdburg does not know the difference.
     
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    Ethan Timana Tahu

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    Levi took 10 min to leave the field last season im sure he thought the ref would change his mind eventually all Danny had to do was give him time lol.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ref change his mind? Come off it Ethan.

    The only change of mind I have ever see is when Eddie Ward was refereeing us and the Worriers in Auckland. When Mad Dog, from memory went over video ref ruled 'No Try'. Worriers went to the 20 for tap restart and Eddie called 'em all back behind the line and awarded the try. Video ref had pressed the wrong button!
     
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    Ethan Timana Tahu

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    I did say it looked like Levi thought it not me lol
     

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