> It looks like Ashley Klown is the only ref taking any notice of this edict
> on late challenges on a player kicking in open play. I guess it's a
> matter of opinion whether you reckon Jamie Lyons should have been
> red-carded for his challenge on Rob Burrows, but there does seem to be a
> great difference in the way that referees are handling such challenges.
> Personally I think the whole thing sucks, and we're in danger of allowing
> challenge-free positional kicking if taken to the the extreme. How long
> before tackling is outlawed and we end up with a puffters game like soccer
> has become.
What ever happened to the rules of the game?
Every so often we have so called 'edicts' sent from on high, that x,y and z
must be watched for and penalised.
Did I miss sometihng wasnt x,y and z already covered in the rules of the
So what are the consequencies of these 'edicts'
We then get inconsistencies from referees as each tries to interpret what
has changed and how they are told they have to react 'differently' to
Do players get a copy of these edicts?
As a qualified coach I've never reached anything from the RFL
What price any speccies getting a copy?
I sat ban edicts, talk about it at the end of the season, bring in new rules
if needed, communicate it to referees, players, coaches and fans.
At least that way we all might have a clue as to what the hell is going on
I've never seen a more innocuous challenge get red carded.
Good to see full ***ed head high challenges are still allowed without a
But then I'm only a speccy and qualified coach who has never heard of the
So what would I know