The big thing we are overlooking

rnabokov

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Mar 5, 2008
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Agreed but I watched every game this weekend and some teams live offside with immunity

Maybe it's because the refs are so obsessed with 6 again that they ignore teams whose defensive lines rush the attack, or just couldn't be bothered, unless it's us.
 

NSW stables

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May 3, 2019
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I think we get done for ruck infringements more than we do offside. I would happily wear one or two more six agains in the game if it vastly improved our line speed.

With our ruck infringements, this again comes down to our poor ruck control. Because we are not in a dominant position in the tackle, our efforts to hold down a player so we can get up first is more noticeable /obvious than teams who control the ruck so we get penalised. Subsequently we stop holding down and seem to be leaving at least one of our players on the ground at many tackles.
 

Kimlo

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Apr 26, 2008
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I think we get done for ruck infringements more than we do offside. I would happily wear one or two more six agains in the game if it vastly improved our line speed.

With our ruck infringements, this again comes down to our poor ruck control. Because we are not in a dominant position in the tackle, our efforts to hold down a player so we can get up first is more noticeable /obvious than teams who control the ruck so we get penalised. Subsequently we stop holding down and seem to be leaving at least one of our players on the ground at many tackles.
I think the good teams have just learned if you're 1-2m offside every set, the ref will give up calling 6 agains. Same as giving away a 6 again to slow momentum anytime the opposition has momentum in the first tackle.
 

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