Rugby League Rule?

Started by: admin (1001)

When a team gets a free kick, and kick for touch Is there a rule that says they can only kick it 20 yards? I've never seen anyone kick it 80 yards. Teams try their utmost to get a 20-40 kick yet when they have an opportunity, unopposed, to kick the ball the length of the field they just kick it a few yards into touch... Punchy Griffiths will be tuning in his grave...

Started: 17th Jul 2021 at 17:08

Posted by: Platty (547)

Because kicked into touch they get 6 plays and still have control of the ball.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 21:17

Posted by: admin (1001)

Yes I know that?? but why do they only kick it 10 -20 yards into touch, Instead of kicking it 60-70 yards

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 21:44

Posted by: roylew (3384)

I agree admin…it’s as though they’re not bothered about getting upfield…there’s an art in kicking into touch putting spin on the ball…that art like many others in rugby league has sadly been lost

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 21:45

Posted by: Platty (547)

Yeh, but kicking into touch making sure it goes in touch and not kicking 80 yards giving the defending team chance to get the ball because it's not gone out of play.

Replied: 18th Jul 2021 at 21:59

Posted by: roylew (3384)

Doesn’t have to be 80 yards but kicking 10-20 yards seems illogical and boring

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 08:52

Posted by: admin (1001)

Platty Fred 'Punchy' Griffiths would regularly kick the ball the length of the field into touch, and that was with a PROPER Rugby Ball probably weighing 4 times as much as the ball they use today. The commentators are in raptures when one team kicks a 40-20 Seems illogical to me that when they have chance to kick the ball, unopposed, they just kick it just a few yards. If a rugby player can't kick a ball into touch, a fair distance, he shouldn't be on the field The team should have someone who practices this kicking at Free Kicks

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 09:04

Posted by: peter g (2848) 

Admin Shouldn't this be on the Manchester United forum or won't the 3 Amigos allow it.

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 13:42

Posted by: admin (1001)

peter g

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 15:19

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4157) 

ADMIN,,, You mention one of my greats in Fred " punchy Griffithes ""i really admired him as a fullback, but you also are commenting on the player's of today with their attempt's at trying to kick the lenghy 20/40s it reminds me what my late father used to tell me about his all time great for kicking a rugby ball , and that was ! " JIM SULLIVAN" THE STORIES HE TOLD WILL FOREVER LIVE ON IN MY MIND FOREVER, HE SAID HE PUT THE BALL ON A THREEPENNY BIT ALL OF 70 /80 YARDS AND REGULARY BUT as you say today they can't kick it more than 20 yards ,OH and another thing ADMIN JIM used to kick with the owd leather ball imagine that when it was wet hey !!! The mind boggles GB

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 15:28

Posted by: peter g (2848) 

Admin go to the sports section you'll see what i mean

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 16:23

Posted by: admin (1001)

peter g.. sorry you're cryptic replies have totally lost me What has my question about Rugby League has anything to do with Manchester United and the 3 Amigos.? Sorry I can't see any connection

Replied: 19th Jul 2021 at 18:50

Posted by: peter g (2848) 

Admin, Golden Bear knows what i'm on about The Sports section has been took over by the Manchester United lot again

Replied: 20th Jul 2021 at 13:19

Posted by: chatty (8564) 

With the irony being the bloke who mentions them the most by far "hates" them

Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 07:01

Posted by: peter g (2848) 

Good point there chatty

Replied: 21st Jul 2021 at 14:49


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