The end of the Jackal?

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  1. Leinster Fan

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    I think a better move is to actually police the offside line. Especially in this years Six Nations everyone got away with murder rushing up and killing any attacking momentum. Actually giving more than the odd token penalty would to a lot more for attacking than this.
     
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  3. The Alpha Bro

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    Can we introduce it for the world cup? It'd suit Ireland tremendously!

    After that though no, the jackal is probably the defensive aspect of the game that I - and I presume I'm nowhere near alone in this - enjoy the most by a distance even more than a big hit.
     
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    They're suggesting this because England have finally given up on playing 2 blindsides aren't they?
     
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    Wouldn’t it be better to make people have their shoulders above their hips (as suggested by Ben Ryan and as per original laws) but also enforce no flying into contact? Bit harder to jackal but also harder to clear, unless proper technique used.
     
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    What we have now are fresh 21st hulks coming on en mass for their 20 minutes of bosh. That's a bigger danger of injury imo.


    The increase in subs allowed looked ok at the time but it's only resulted in teams being able to pick bigger and bigger players. Less subs would force teams to downsize again. The coaching staff would then need to find the right balance between size and fitness.


    Eventually teams would meet an equilibrium again and there would be less chance of injuries because the players would be lighter. You would get a virtuous circle where players can lose that extra half stone now because the size gap isn't as big and that half stone would prevent injury as the following article from Keith Earls shows.



    The new kicking proposal is a good idea and will prove to be a success. Only question is how much of a success.
     
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    Wouldn’t it be better to make people have their shoulders above their hips (as suggested by Ben Ryan and as per original laws) but also enforce no flying into contact? Bit harder to jackal but also harder to clear, unless proper technique used.
     
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    How, exactly, could you remove jackalling? Are you simply not allowed to compete for the ball?

    That's not Rugby, its League. No thanks Jeff.

    Nipple line lol. Just ******* lol.

    And to cap off the absurdity, they propose less subs which means more fatigue and greater risk of injury.

    Agree with the assertion above. Stop the 'rush defence' (also known as the 'be offside so often the ref just cant be bothered' tactic) by policing the offside line.
     
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    Death of Super Rugby has nothing to do with the quantity of tries. What an absurd proposition.

    It's the ridiculous format which completely ignores fan engagement in search of more TV revenue, among a thousand other more relevant problems.

    Too many tries. Jesus.
     
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    Well it doesn't seem to be helping :cool:
     
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