Cricketer Of The Year
I've got a raging semi. Well at least I wood if I was an Eels fan.
We will see numerous replicas of this tackle in the coming weeks and it will be interesting to see whether penalties are consistentwell they had to. unsurprised at that length. terrible for the kid. the sport has just been super fortunate there hasn't been more serious injury at the top levels for a long time, and hope there isn't more for a long time to come.
Yeah, there were a number of "no more 3 man tackles" comments being thrown around. Would be as fundamental a change as you could reasonably have at this point.I don't really know what to feel about the outcome at the judiciary tbh. It's just so monumentally sad all round.
Can see this incident leading to some fairly fundamental changes in the way the game is played tbh.
its a contact sport played willingly, by playing you accept the risk of injury. there has to be a line somewhere where you say this is part of rugby league or you just ban the sport completely.If they do get rid of three man tackles, they would need to go back to the five metre rule. It would be virtually impossible to consistently stop blokes that big and fast with only two in a tackle if they have the room to wind up like they do now. It's be like under sixes with whoever gets the ball scoring.
Couple of interesting options I've heard include no three man tackles except in your own 20; no lifting at all; and if a player is lifted they can drop the ball in the tackle to protect themselves without being penalised for a knock on.
It'll take a lot of hard thinking to get the balance right.
In the meantime though, the juggernaut has definitely stirred out Parra way. Nathan Peats the buy of the year.
Yepits a contact sport played willingly, by playing you accept the risk of injury. there has to be a line somewhere where you say this is part of rugby league or you just ban the sport completely.