There was an interview on SEN with Justin Leppitsch, who was a commentator at the time as he'd left RFC.
He said SHocking was at Richmond training the year before and he asked Leppa about the philosophy/strategy behind how we defended the man on the mark.
After Leppa explained it to him, Hocking said, "well you guys won't be able to do it next year". Later that year, Hosking's introduced the stand rule for 2021 season.
That's the one that has been mentioned a lot, wish we could find it.
Good work. However it doesn’t have a definitive quote or evidence so it’s worthless and doesn’t prove a thing.
Can't reply to @daniel30 for some reason, but that is the unattributed stuff.
'Word has it'. Whose word?