Over the past few years i have followed Rugby League but not religiously, more of a footy fan to be honest. Heres what i wanted to know:
Just after a player has tackled the opposing team member and they both get up and the play resumes the tackler will put his left or right arm up in a signaling motion. It happens on every 'play the ball' but have never known why they have pointed left/right.
Is it the way they think the opposing team will pass the ball? theres probably some simple explanation for this but was just curious for my own piece of mind.
Cheers for the replies and sorry for my ignorance.