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Tries against posts
Discussion started by almostatyke (IP Logged), 13 May, 2020 15:43
13 May, 2020 15:43
I suppose this makes sense as it is almost impossible to defend a try scored at the base of a post-protector without being offside:


leeds exile
leeds exile
14 May, 2020 09:40
Agreed. It has been used as a defensive tactic for some time which was never the intention. It was originally a safety measure but I wonder how many players have ever been injured in this way? By removing it though you can guarantee an accident will happen some time and the lawyers will have a field day.

14 May, 2020 21:51
Perhaps the answer is to remove the protectors altogether, Far easier then to defend the posts and as the posts are only a few inches wide it may encourage players to use the remaining try line in their efforts to score a try. After all, if you have ever walked into a lamp post you instantly learn the lesson to avoid them.

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