Mate, I agree. Unfortunately tv are the paymasters these days and if they say they will give you $X to show your game, but can you do this, that and the other, the people accepting the money are going to go along with it. In Australia anyways where we weren’t sure what the future held without fox. not sure why NZ are stuffing around with the rules that much when it’s the only show in town. As an aside, Anyone remember when they were having the soccer World Cup in America and CBS wanted the goals bigger and breaks so the could slot ads in? FIFA just said no. You wonder if they’d have more of a discussion 30 years later.
Yep Drew, being a f***en rugby tragic (obviously I got no life
) I go into a few rugby forums, and almost universally the golden point is disliked, actually almost all the variations are. I personally don't know anyone who like them as a whole, but that maybe because I spend a lot of time talking rugby to old buggers like me at rugby games etc. Maybe I need a life
The honest truth is most don't make a hell of a difference to game, but it feels so wrong to me a; players can ask for a refs decision to be checked when you got 4 refs running game, b; you can kick the ball away and bounce it into touch and get the throw in (without it being a penalty, c; you have 2 teams hammering shit out of each other for 80 minutes and they locked together at end, so we have 10 minutes of forceback to see who is winner. Win, lose or draw are results of games. (I can live with it in a final where a winner is seemingly required. d; all though it doesn't annoy me quite as much, a team is hammering away at tryline, player goes over and held up , so opposition can get to kick the thing 50 metres back down the field, although I will some of mates like it, or say like me they can live with it.
Still I wonder what rules are going to get used in TT, players and refs will have to adapt.
If they want to adjust laws do it to the ones that allow a player to hold the ball and his teammates can all stand in front and prevent anyone getting to him, they call it a maul!