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Discussion in 'NRL Discussion' started by Lord Gnome of Howick MBE, Feb 15, 2016.
How about having them on the screen like for NFL please Sky?
great idea, and maybe a mark on the screen to show where the play stopped so we can see how far they walk off the mark before restarting play. Also a 10 metre line to show the distance the players should be back before resuming play and another line to show the offside players if they exist.
Can you imagine what would happen if the broadcasters showed a 10m line back from the PTB so we could see how bad the refs were at guessing it? Of course it wouldn't happen as that would mean that the NRL would be allowing their refs to be criticised.
That would add to the broadcast and also help with the viewers seeing that it is enforced.
The shot clocks got a bit of criticism from Cameron Smith (AKA 3rd ref) over the weekend as they were ready before the time. That was in a pre-season game with unlimited interchange. It's designed to go with the interchange reduction and to stop the breaks of a minute and a half teams were delaying play for the last few years.
Like the current play the ball crack down which seems to be rolled out every year lets hope the shot clocks are enforced for the whole season and not the first few rounds.
I'm all in favor of using the technology.
The ten meter line has been used already, can't recall where....might have seen it in Superleague (where they love their gadgets....just take a look at their goal kicking graphics and 'Ref Cam'....latterly introduced to the antipodes.
The "free play' rule as seen at the nines is yet another Pom innovation.
As for the crack down on the PTB.....again you need only watch ESL Refs penalize players for not touching the ball with their foot to realize that the art was never lost in the Northern Hemisphere.
Its fitting IMO that so many ESL led features are being picked up by the NRL.
The North are the fathers of the sport after all.
i saw them use the 10 m line in the world cup, or the 4 seasons or what ever was the recent one. not last Xmas but the one before.