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Ban the Shoulder Charge?

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by Napper, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +803 /2
    Yes or no?

    I say no way just bigger penalties for those gone wrong into the head. If youre tall, get lower.
  2. HappilyManly

    HappilyManly MWTS Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +13,514 /292
    No way!

    Shoulder charge, as all tackles, are meant to be below the neck.

    Judiciary just needs to apply the rules.

    How good was GRose's shoulder charge against the Knights last week:shy:

    Too bad that he just does not apply himself to his conditioning, he would be such an effective Player:dodgy:
  3. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +803 /2
    And kingy's on friday.
  4. lismore_fan

    lismore_fan Well-Known Member

    +206 /1
    Yes, differentiate us & Union.

    Let the opposition know where the big blokes are.
    Let the judiciary know where the big blokes are, too.
  5. Peter C

    Peter C Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +852 /19
    No, don't ban the shoulder charge.
    But as in Inglis' case, using the defense of he first hit him in the shoulder before hitting him in the head doesn't wash.
    If it goes wrong it's a hit to the head, regardless of where it hit first, if you're going for a shoulder charge you have to be prepared for the consequences if it goes wrong.
  6. Napper

    Napper Well-Known Member

    +803 /2
    Spot on. Sbw's timing was always perfect. Shoulder or chest shot everytime. Inglis' hit was reckless and stupid.
  7. Pablo

    Pablo Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,598 /20
    Let's ban all tackling above the waste while were at it. That way there's zero chance of contact with the head.
  8. Mals

    Mals Well-Known Member Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    Pennant Hills
    +1,569 /38
    Bring back the Alfie trip?!? ;-)

    Don't ban shoulder charges but increase the penalties for contact with the head.
  9. Eagles2nv

    Eagles2nv Sea you in the finals 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +1,658 /43
    No dont ban it. Banning it will kill some of the aggression in league.

    But the nrl needs to be more consistent in penalising it when it goes wrong.
  10. globaleagle

    globaleagle Le ver vert va vers le verre vert! Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +9,416 /74
  11. Jatz Crackers

    Jatz Crackers Moderator Staff Member

    +1,259 /7

    But we could reward the low tackle with a slower play the ball. Might have a similar effect.
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    • The Eagle

      The Eagle Well-Known Member

      +480 /0
      No thanks
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      • fLIP

        fLIP UFO Hunter

        +850 /20
        Ban the shoulder change. It removes any grey area.

        I like a good solid arms tackle anyhow. Seeing a player come in like a Steve Menzies big leg wrapping drive is the pinnacle of defense for mine.

        If they need to get serious on high tackles and player danger, make legs tackles more rewarding. Make them dominant and allow a second man in flopping player.

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