Tries against posts
Posted by: almostatyke (IP Logged)
Date: 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:

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Re: Tries against posts
Posted by: leeds exile (IP Logged)
Date: 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.

Re: Tries against posts
Posted by: Bobba (IP Logged)
Date: 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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