I saw a comment on a thread at the Roar that there were 80 attempts at penalty goals in the first round of Super Rugby. Average 11 per game. Is that right? That seems like a lot even for the start of the season with Refs in Crackdown mode. What can be done to clean this part of the game up? There are too many penalty goals. It slows the game down and robs it of momentum and excitement. I get that there need to be consequences for infractions for breaches, but there has got to be a better way. The complexity of some of the rules and the difficulty of applying them consistently on the field, variable standards of refereeing and the interpretations and the scrum and breakdown infractions need to be dealt with. Maybe have different consequences for different sorts of infractions - like maybe a handover of possession or a kick for touch and lineout throw but no shot at goal for minor ones and possible shot at goal only for certain infractions or ones that occur within the opposition 40. Something. How about sin bins for repeat infractions - one warning and then in the bin for 5. Then off for good. There needs to be a disincentive to infringe that doesn't bog the game down in penalty kicks at goal and which removes some of the influence refereeing decisions and minor infractions have on the outcome where people are kicking up to 24 (or more) points from penalties in a game. EDIT - I know this has been talked about, but dropping penalty's to 2 points makes sense to me.