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    Default Re: Making the game safer

    Quote Originally Posted by Zebra1922 View Post
    Reduce the number of substitutes to say 4. Teams can then choose to use them tactically or in case of injury. If you’ve used all 4 and a player is injured I’m afraid tough luck. Never understood why we went up to 7 in the first place.
    If i remember correctly, the number went up from 4 or 5 when they had to ensure there were enough front rowers to cover the eventualities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyLockNo5 View Post
    If i remember correctly, the number went up from 4 or 5 when they had to ensure there were enough front rowers to cover the eventualities.

    yep - and in fact that in effect the bench had to include a LHP, THP and Hooker - ISTR a Gloucester (?) match where the front row replacement was a hooker that when he came on said he couldn't play THP despite having played THP earlier in his playing career (or summat like that anyway).

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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    yep - and in fact that in effect the bench had to include a LHP, THP and Hooker - ISTR a Gloucester (?) match where the front row replacement was a hooker that when he came on said he couldn't play THP despite having played THP earlier in his playing career (or summat like that anyway).

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    I'm 150kgs, I've played 80 mins 4 times this season and been dead by the end lol. I'm not a fan of reducing the number of subs. Front row players are replaced a lot more these days due to the spinal pressures of the scrum. So there's 2 subs straight away. Leaving just 2 or 3 for the other 13 positions. I don't think that's a good idea.

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    Down amongst the weeds its a different issue though. Its a balance between providing a bench and giving players game time.

    If Level 8 teams carry 7 man benches that is between them and the 2nd XV (also carrying a 7 man bench) not fielding a (almost entire) 3rd XV. The majority of which would play 80 minutes rather than eg 20.

    I wrote this in 1997 which possibly sums it up to some degree...

    https://groups.google.com/d/msg/rec....Q/JBz5Xe6Xa4EJ

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    Default Re: Making the game safer

    Quote Originally Posted by ShyLockNo5 View Post
    Well, they probably have to ensure the doctors are not aligned to clubs but are neutrals.
    And it's not a rose-coloured lenses thing. It's purely a safety issue.


    Even with "independent" doctors, the pressure would be on. So I just don't see it working. It did not before and I fail to see it workign now.

    Ah the "Good Old Days" When every scrum half put the ball in straight and scrums never collapsed. Pity theose days never happened.

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