The refs have also been given the green light to sort out the play the ball area. It has to be played properly but also cutting out trying to show the play the ball down illegally. The players have continued infringing and it can be hard to eliminate years of a certain behaviour in a short space of time.
|This signal means leave the field of|
play for ten minutes.
The ten metre defensive line allows the attacking team to make plenty of ground in their set of six plays. That's the way it is. Illegal efforts to slow the process made deserves penalising. Interestingly the Melboune Storm have often been accused of pushing the rules of the game more than others and they in particular have suffered under the crackdown. All I can say to the rule makers is keep it up. The players will learn....eventually.