Ok, just as an interesting mental excercise (? ) I started going over what the differences are between the game i knew as a teenager, and now. Brings to mind Mal Reilly, Eadie, Bozo, Hamilton, etc Some of them are: * There were no forty-twenty kicks * Shoulder charges were allowed * punching was allowed - sort of * Penalties from scrums - you could take a pot for 2 points * Scrums were actually contested - there was a whole raft of penalties that emanated from scrum infringements: This could be a whole post by an expert * Interchanges / replacements: cant remember - very different : HELP ! * There was no golden point, Drawn was DRAWN. * Tries were 3 points ! * There was no Sin Bin, you were either sent off or not * If you were sent off you faced the Judiciary. * There was no "Being put on Report" - there was no MRC. * Held up over the line - you lost possession. * It was the 5 metre rule for both attack side and defence side * You were out if you touched the corner post. * Stripping was allowed I'm sure there are heaps more . . . . .