Anyone know what the rule is with this stopping the clock in the final 5 minutes? After Matai scored at 79:05 the ref called time off but when the video ref confirmed it as a try the clock started counting down again & Parra never got a kickoff. But then there is this I just read. What is he saying? That if this new stop the clock rule wasn't in place Maxwell wouldn't have called for a replay of a high tackle on DCE? Anyway if the NRL were serious about stopping the clock for the final 5 minutes why is it just drop outs and after a conversion? If they are serious they should stop it after a try and not restart until the kickoff. Parra had 50 seconds left after Matai scored but Jamie used all the remaining time up. But I still don't know why the last 5 minutes should be allowed to be counted differently to the first 75. But that's the NRL, there isn't a lot of logic to what they do to the rules anymore. But here's Toddy's views on how good he is at rule changes instead of coaches. The logic is a bit hard to follow. If they had kept the 2013 time off rules but extended the game time from 80 minutes to 85 minutes it would achieve the same close results as Toddy's formula. Play 80 minutes with time off or 85 with no time off the games are still the same length and result. The worrying bit though is there is more to come from Toddy's crew even though the fans are all screaming out for the NRL to leave the rules alone.