Game 3 - Post Match Discussion

Discussion in 'State of Origin 2012' started by ningnangnong, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. broncos4life

    broncos4life International Rep

    Disagree. If you have to compare Big Show to anyone it's Gallen. Similar build, toughness and the mobility that Gallen has.
  2. Dexter


  3. The Brizz

    The Brizz Deactivated

    Even though they are bringing the Hodges try up I am backing this is more directly aimed at putting pressure on the Video Referee on the Hasler/Bulldogs obstruction plays. I don't see the big deal, bodies in motion and quality passing and no one ever actually gets obstructed they just get confused which is the beauty of those plays when they are done well.
  4. Dexter


    The ref interpretations are the problem IMO and Harrigan won't admit there is a problem with the wording.

    Take b) for instance, once a ball runner runs behind another player and causes the defender to misread that is an advantage.
    It makes no reference to obstruction or decoys runners or anything else, so the question becomes, what is an advantage?

    What is or or is not an advantage is not defined, IMO a misread caused by running behind your team mate is an advantage, others see it differently.

    a) It is the responsibility of the decoy runner/s not to interfere with the defending team.
    b) The ball runner cannot run behind his own team and gain an advantage.
    c) A sweep player may receive the ball on the inside of a block runner as long as there
    is depth on the pass to him. It there is no depth he needs to receive the ball on the
    outside of the block runner.
    d) Defensive decisions that commit defenders to decoy runners will not be considered
    e) Attacking players who loiter next to the play the ball can be interpreted as
    obstructing the defending team.
    f) In the process of scoring a try an attacking player dives through or into the legs of
    the player who has played the ball a penalty will be awarded to the defending team.
    This action will be interpreted as obstruction.
    g) If in the opinion of the referee/video referee the play had no effect on the
    scoring of the try the try will be awarded.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2012
  5. I've seen numerous occasions where players run behind teammates in the last couple of rounds, and go on to score tries or make breaks. Nothing even said.
  6. Browny

    Browny State of Origin Captain

    Unless gus is commentating
  7. OXY-351

    OXY-351 NRL Player

    I love it how even Rabs tells him to let it go
  8. Dexter


    So have I Coxy, but if you apply the refs guidelines as they are written then in most cases you wouldn't get past b). The play would not pass that guideline but when you read that guideline in conjunction with d) and g) that is where the confusion is happening.
  9. Kaz

    Kaz State of Origin Captain

    And Gus says no.

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