RE: after watching the highlights of the 1988 final
October 31, 2012, 16:08:16
I would still like to see the current rules in action at first, I think once bodys start getting 'spit out the back' the ref can see and do a better job, would make counter rucking more of a contest and fair with less body's in the road and the guys who were spit out and would normally have been trapped can return to their line.
Obviously boot studs would need to be inspected and rucking of the head made a professional foul.
hands in the ruck/playing the ball i dunno, i think it might cause more turnovers against the run of play (if a team is on the front foot it should be harder to get the ball off of them and require a good strong well timed counter ruck imo) and i would deff still want to see tacklers have to get to their feet before being able to compete for the ball or roll away which rucking would give some incentive to do anyway.