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                                      Fewer referrals, slashed decision times and a saving of more than 10 hours of live play. Air Max Deluxe Australia .These are the major positives put in front of the NRL competition committee on Tuesday following the raft of rule changes made to the game in 2016.Among them was video referral decisions taking an average of 12 seconds less time compared to last year, as a result of the introduction of the $2 million bunker this season.Surprisingly, only 41 per cent of try attempts have been sent to the bunker this season, after 44 per cent were referred in 2015.However, stats did show a five per cent rise in live decisions overturned by the men in Eveleigh compared to video officials who were at the ground last year.Whether most of them were correct calls is up for debate.But in a big coup for the game, fans have been treated to more live play, with more than 10 hours saved as a result of the scrum clock and drop-out clock in 2016.Competition committee member Trent Robinson admitted just last week that the maligned bunker would be set for a review at the end of the season following a coachs meeting in May.But NRL Head of Football Brian Canavan said it was critical the committee be shown the early results before discussing more changes over the summer.This is an incredibly important group and todays meeting was a great opportunity to put some early results from some of the major changes in the game to them, he said.The group will now go back and digest a lot of the information so they can look at the way some of those key changes are shaping the game.Robinson and South Sydney counterpart Michael Maguire are the two coaches elected into the committee, which includes Rugby League Players Association representative Clint Newton, and NRL boss Todd Greenberg.Australian Rugby League Commission chairman John Grant and commissioner Wayne Pearce are also in the group.The state-of-the-game update also showed 34 per cent of games this year have been decided by six points or fewer, a record 15 games have been decided by golden point, and there has been an increase in tries.Television audiences are also up 16 per cent compared to last season. Nike Air Max 720 Womens Australia . "Theyve both been real good," said Babcock. "Havent changed our minds." A decision has seemingly been made - Sundays Group B-deciding tilt against Finland ahead - but it could not have been an easy one. Price opened the tournament with a sturdy 19-save performance against the Norwegians, yielding just one goal. Nike Air Max 1 Australia . Walcott is available for Saturdays home match against Southampton as Arsenal looks to extend its two-point lead at the top of the Premier League. The Gunners are currently the second highest scorers in the league but Wenger insists Walcott will add something extra to his team. http://www.outletairmaxaustralia.com/air-max-95-buy-australia.html . The Vikings announced Thursday that Priefer will be one of seven holdovers from the previous staff, along with offensive line coach Jeff Davidson, wide receivers coach George Stewart and others. Norv Turner will mark his 30th year of coaching in the NFL as the offensive co-ordinator, as widely reported for weeks, and George Edwards will be the defensive co-ordinator. PITTSBURGH -- Theres no such thing as an individual meeting with Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak.When Munchak turns on the video during film sessions, he speaks to the entire group even as he breaks down the weekly assignments of a specific position. When theres a drill or a fundamental to work on with one player, everyone else stops and pays attention.Sure, it helps that Munchak also happens to have a Hall of Fame ring at home following 12 years of dominance at guard for the Houston Oilers. Yet theres more to it. Munchak wants to make sure his players understand their respective jobs -- and everyone elses -- on a given snap. You never know when circumstances are going to change, like say on Sunday when Chris Hubbard will make his first career start at right tackle as the Steelers (3-1) host the New York Jets (1-3).Its a spot Hubbard hasnt played in a game that mattered since the Steelers signed him as an undrafted rookie free agent in 2013. Yet he feels prepared. At least, as prepared as he can be.Its just about getting the rhythm back down, said Hubbard, who will get the first crack at filling in while Marcus Gilbert recuperates from a left ankle injury. Just listen to coach Munch and try to get the footwork right.It helps that Hubbard will have four other coaches in the huddle with him, part of Munchaks goal to create an atmosphere of complete transparency.The whole group is accountable, left tackle Alejandro Villanueva said. When the game starts, the coach is not on the field and his coaching is held accountable by our play, so we try our best to help each other. If I fail that block, then (Maurkice) Pouncey or Ramon (Foster) is going to tell me that because they know what my responsibilities are.When things are going well during a game, the group can almost feel like its on auto pilot. Theres very little chatter on the sideline.I try to make as many decisions as I can for them so when Sunday comes, theyre playing fast and they have one thing to think about, Munchak said. They have one adjustment, if thhat, not three. Air Max 200 Australia. Ive already told them how to block you, so there are no other options.Even when the Steelers are forced to explore there. Hubbards start comes two weeks after guard B.J. Finney made his NFL debut when Foster exited a loss to the Eagles with a bruised sternum. Foster spent the rest of the game getting in Finneys ear every chance he got.He might have been coaching Finney more than I was, Munchak said with a laugh.Now its Hubbards turn. He spent 2013 on the practice squad and has made a few spot appearances over the last two seasons, but nothing like what awaits against one of the NFLs best defensive lines. His excitement at the opportunity is palpable, a wide grin spreading across his face when talking about trying to help keep one of the leagues top offenses humming.Its been a long time coming, he said. Im thankful for it. Im here for the same reason everybody else is here: to help us win.While Foster should play against the Jets, the Steelers could be awfully thin Sunday. Veteran tackle Ryan Harris, signed away from Denver in the offseason, missed practice on Thursday, and versatile Cody Wallace remains out with a knee issue thats plagued him all season.That leaves Finney as the only other healthy body available, not including Matt Feiler on the practice squad. If somebody else goes down on Sunday, things could get interesting. Pouncey spent some time at right tackle during practice this week, with Finney filling in at center should the need arise.Weve got to be prepared for every scenario, offensive coordinator Todd Haley said. Youll see us do a lot of different things (in practice), but its just to be prepared so were not on a panic on a Sunday, hopefully.Game notes CB Justin Gilbert (knee) and LB Ryan Shazier (knee) did not practice. ... S Robert Golden (hamstring) and LB Jarvis Jones (ankle) were limited.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '
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