The first Japanese try against the ABs last week was scored off interference in my viewing.A lot of "interference" lines being run in this autumn series tbh.
A lot of "interference" lines being run in this autumn series tbh.
This is something that needs to be dealt with in my view. There's too many cases where decoy runners in that front line are ending up too close to the defensive line and while they might not hit someone, they are often delaying players shifting across out wider.
I'm also curious as to whether we're seeing more players penalised recently for tackling players without the ball because of this....
Inside shoulder outside shoulder rule. If the lead runner runs to the outside shoulder of the defender and impedes the slide then it is obstruction. If they run to the inside shoulder and the defender bites it is play on.I hate that, if an attacker runs into the line of the defender they deserve to get tackled, the rule should be pretty simple, if they're ahead of the ball they're fair game if in the way of a defender. If you don't want to get tackled off the ball, stay onside and run your line into space, not a defender.
Anyone else think the neck rolls could be a (poorly executed) symptom of players trying to mitigate risk of shoulder to head contact in rucks?