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what would happen if it was out-lawed?

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3905 - 22/01/2021 10:01:24    2328440

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Replying To perfect10:  "what would happen if it was out-lawed?"
The fame would probably degenerate into 15 a side tennis. Backs would have to go back to lumping the ball aimlessly up the pitch when under pressure as they wouldn't be able to pop it off to someone in more space. The resulting dropping balls would probably end up in endless rucks. Forwards would end up being bottled up more and with no grandpa's option would probably have to leave the ball fall on the ground rather than be blown for over carrying so there would be more rucks there too. Thered be more hooking and blocking of stickpasses so more ball on the ground again. Not sure if the game would be better it would certainly be different.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 22/01/2021 10:17:01    2328446

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Replying To blackspot91:  "Agree on the last point, I think Limerick, especially players like Lynch are singled out for throwing where as most of the time they are just skilfully doing it very quickly with minimal space between the ball and hand, but enough to be legal. The times they've been pulled for it were times where it made no sense for them to throw it i.e not under physical pressure. Anyone who plays the game knows it's not that hard to handpass and it's almost an unnatural feeling to throw the ball. Why then would a player under no pressure throw the ball 5 yards? The answer is they're not.."
He threw it to Kyle Hayes for Hayes goal chances v Waterford in the final. He does tend to throw when there is no need for it.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1361 - 22/01/2021 10:25:54    2328453

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Replying To Viking66:  "The fame would probably degenerate into 15 a side tennis. Backs would have to go back to lumping the ball aimlessly up the pitch when under pressure as they wouldn't be able to pop it off to someone in more space. The resulting dropping balls would probably end up in endless rucks. Forwards would end up being bottled up more and with no grandpa's option would probably have to leave the ball fall on the ground rather than be blown for over carrying so there would be more rucks there too. Thered be more hooking and blocking of stickpasses so more ball on the ground again. Not sure if the game would be better it would certainly be different."
Hand pass option

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 22/01/2021 10:46:24    2328463

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Replying To Viking66:  "The fame would probably degenerate into 15 a side tennis. Backs would have to go back to lumping the ball aimlessly up the pitch when under pressure as they wouldn't be able to pop it off to someone in more space. The resulting dropping balls would probably end up in endless rucks. Forwards would end up being bottled up more and with no grandpa's option would probably have to leave the ball fall on the ground rather than be blown for over carrying so there would be more rucks there too. Thered be more hooking and blocking of stickpasses so more ball on the ground again. Not sure if the game would be better it would certainly be different."
Wouldnt agree with all of this although some of what you describe would be better than a constant possession game.
Rucks are a byproduct of the possession game. Why you think there would be more rucks if there was less handpassing is an interesting one. I would argue there would be less rucks. The reason the rucks have become so dominant is because players know if they win the ruck then a pop hand pass out ends the ruck. When players blocked and hooked and played the ball on the ground as you describe there were no rucks.

ZUL10 (Clare) - Posts: 612 - 22/01/2021 11:30:09    2328476

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