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England V Italy
« on: February 26, 2017, 07:52:06 PM »
Was the tactics of Italy today good for the game of rugby ??

Will it change the way it is played in the future ??

Seeing  rugby chaps in Blue waving their arms about was comical to me ??
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Re: England V Italy
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2017, 08:02:34 PM »
Interesting as I thought that. Will it creep into the amateur levels with poor execution? Will it also devalue the physicality of the game and competition for the ball at the break down?

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2017, 08:19:51 PM »
Nice to see as a one off but I for one would not want to see that every week and certainly not play with/against that tactic either.
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2017, 08:27:09 PM »
I would opine that it might be very risky to try it on at the level we operate...

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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2017, 08:57:46 PM »
I think you could come unstuck at lower levels, they can barely understand uncontested lineouts lol
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2017, 09:24:31 PM »
A great example of what is known in the world I work in as Fast Brain Freeze - the inability to think logically under pressure when faced with circumstances never experienced before. Top marks to Italy - and the ref.
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2017, 09:58:57 PM »
Isn't there something in the book of words about players deliberately not 'retreating', so to speak, back behind the ball??

Well played Italy but you see players penalised for lazy running and such like. Weren't they doing the same??
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2017, 10:06:58 PM »
Only when there's a ruck - that's the point. You can stand anywhere you want in open play.
No good Jones whinging, he was out-thought today and doesn't like it.
Don't think Italy will use it again. Every system has a counter, and now sides know what they do, they will be prepared. Unlike England today.
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2017, 07:23:47 AM »
I wouldn't be too concerned.  Sides will react much quicker to that now and pick and go sides tk death until they stop doing it.  I don't think sides  or referees at our level could cope with it.
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Re: England V Italy
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 04:28:57 PM »
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« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 05:49:56 PM »
they weren't directly trying to play the ball so it doesn't work.

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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2017, 04:24:48 AM »
Cant understand people claiming great or good tactics by the Italians, ultimately they were still comfortably beaten in the end so the tactic failed. All it did was made the game look farcical. Italy should spend more time on developing their game for the future like Scotland have rather than poor attempts at quick fixes.

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England V Italy
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 09:48:39 AM »
I agree with Shirt filler. Italians will never develop with a quick fix tactic for the one game. I could probably understand it if it was a Knock out in the world cup and the tactic was a surprise factor to get the upper-hand on the other team. But I felt this was surprise factor simply to limit the score.

Always remind me of San Marino in the Football, put 11 men behind the ball and play damage limitation from the off. They will never develop going forward.

Definitely time to involve relegation in the 6 Nations now and get rid of Italy.

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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2017, 03:02:50 PM »
One for the refs .I heard the referee say to Haskell  the defender  has to be a metre away .What about the tackler laying on the ground. They must be within 1 metre  are they then offside or interfering  in some way?