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Elf & Safety in Rugby
21 July, 2018 15:32
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Re: Elf & Safety in Rugby
25 July, 2018 10:47
A positive suggestion but donít see this as a broad enough solution to player safety.
For once (in my opinion) there was a very good article in the ST this week be Steven Jones. He has aired the suggestion that the subs bench gets drastically reduced - to say 5 of which 3 have to be specialist front row.
There could be many many benefits.
Players would have to train to play 80 minutes. They would therefore have to get smaller to last.
It would remove the incoherence of the last quarter of so many games where the pitch is full of different players.
Behemoths could not be introduced at 60 minutes to come on and clatter the tired bodies around them.
With only 2 other subs (one back and one forward) players would need to be more skillfull to cover multiple positions (think Austin Healey).
But best of all the latter stages of matches would open up as tired players would start to leave space for attacking play.
VG I thought.


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