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NRL blowouts highlight most lopsided round in nearly two decades, new rules in spotlight – ABC News

Round four of the NRL season gave us some of the most lopsided scores in recent memory, and now debate is swirling on whether the new rules are to blame.

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The NRL’s new rules are back in the spotlight after the most lopsided round in almost 17 years.

  • The average points difference between teams in round four was the most since round 16 in 2004
  • Just six of 32 games so far this season have been decided by a converted try or less
  • Three teams have a points differential of -100 after four games

A combined total of 209 points have decided the eight games of round four, with an average of 26.1 points between teams at full-time.
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