Its all about common sense really, its not rocket science or reinventing the wheel, Peter, take a look at these rugby standards on high shots.

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Imo NRL needs to look at adopting this simple take on it, which is basic common sense.

The table above isnt perfect but with some tweeking, i believe it would be a good start.

Im not stating Rugby is the perfect model when it comes to highy shots, in fact its gone overboard with the high stuff too, but at least they are directed to concider mitigating circumstances when making a ruling which NRL is currently not doing.

Thoughts gents?

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  • Snake, this is a great find. I've never seen it before but it makes perfect sense. It also means PVL completely tried to reinvent the wheel. Now, for shits and giggles, I thought "gee, how far would PVL have had to go to Rugby Headquarters to get this info?". I mean, PVL claims he "consults widely" and "listens". And Rugby is well-known for having cracked down on head high tackles, so it would be an obvious outreach source.

    NRL Headquarters is in the Moore Park precinct near the Cricket ground of course. Google told me the Rugby Headquarters is ... the next bloody building over!

    Seriously, he could not walk one building? Hell, he could have overhead feedback standing outside getting a coffee somewhere. 

    PVL claims to consult, to listen, to take advice, but the building over has a workable and sensible decision-tree and he either ignores it or was ignorant of it? This is what happens when a micro-managing corporate stooge with a relevancy complex makes policy because the Rorters called him in the car on the way to work.

  • Maybe I'm a bit slow but I found that tree confusing. 
    To me it's even simpler. There are 2 types of incidents to deal with. 1) Accidents. 2) Reckless/careless/foul play. 
    Accidents: Players accidentally collide, player is grassed in a tackle and falls into the shoulder of a defender etc. These seem obvious to me. At most a penalty but more likely play on. 
    Reckless/careless/foul play: Direct forceful contact with the head is a sin bin. Extreme forceful contact is a send off. Everything else is a penalty and on report. 

    • Exactly it's not hard. Surely some common sense needs to be shown when it comes to high conduct.

      Intentional and reckless always stands out and should be sin binned or sent off. Anything else report and penalty and we move on.

  • This is how long its been since I watched rugby but what does RC and YC stand for?

    PK I assume is place kick.

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