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Did the shoulder charge need to be banned? Luke Dorn's not sure...
So now the shoulder charge is now a thing of the past in Super League. To be honest, I never thought it was a major issue - a lot of people get it right, a minority get it wrong.Back to story
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Neil Hemingway says...
I totally agree with Luke that the' extra sub' should be allowed if the player on the receiving end of foul play cannot continue, but if this is the case the offender should be sent off not to return unless the injured player returns and then only 10 mins afer he returns. It is time to get tough with dirty play before somebody gets crippled or worse!
Posted 23:34 22nd February 2013
Christian Gilbart says...
18th man sounds good. There's always that possibility of the rule being abused, i.e. player gets a heavy tackle and stays down to get a fresh player on when he could carry on, but I would hope there wouldnt be many (if any) RL players that would do that. I like the idea a lot. I think shoulder charges to the head should be dealt with severely but I agree, why take a unique and exciting part of our sport away. One way to cut out head high shots etc.. is to increase all the fines. Players would soon take more care with tackling technique.
Posted 17:38 22nd February 2013
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