I didn’t mind the new trial rules last weekend, even though we lost, which really pissed me off with such a poor defensive effort.Does anyone think that the rules will stay as they are after the end of this season ? I suppose it will be interesting as always to see how they bend them for Origin, but I am guessing that the NRL will undertake some sort of season review, and decide that the number of injuries and blowout scores was just a little too much, and will revise / temper the rules somewhat, and we may need to go back to having some real props in the mix.
Thoughts anyone ?
I never liked that backs pack into scrums and the only reason they did is because the scrum was a load of BS. Uncontested mainly and the ball fed in the second row. Well except for Croker, who basically fed it to the lock and was penalised and I think it was the only scrum penalty this year when a half fed the ball.
The new rules create fatigue and therefore more points are scored as a result. However, we don’t want ‘Rugba‘ League turning into a game of touch football.
There still has to be role for the big boppers.
NRL is inclusive of all shapes and sizes, from the Grasshopper to Fat Albert and I think it should always remain as such.
it’s fine to tinker with the rules to make it a better spectacle however, too many changes can just mess it all up.