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Tuesday, 18 December 2012

NRL 2013: Explaining ARLC rule changes

Explaining NRL rule changes for 2013

2013 NRL Premiership

By W D Nicolson - December 18, 2012

Rule changes for NRL in 2013... but what do they really mean?
Today the ARLC (but to keep this post as easy to understand as possible - let's just call it the NRL from now on), decided to implement another round of rule changes for the coming 2013 season.

So here on www.wdnicolson.com we've put together our best explanations for the 3 key rule changes that will take force next season.

View the NRL's rule amendment press release here

After enduring a less than 100% endorsement of the change in the shoulder charge rule (that is they created a shoulder charge rule that is supposed to eliminate it from the game but annoyed the players in the process and may not eliminate it at all)... The NRL has now put its foot down and tried to make a stand on Origin eligibility, a new Video Referee referral system and have followed up their unpopular decision above and finally set the standards for how long you can get suspended for performing the shoulder charge.

There are 3 rule changes and the key things you need to know are as follows: