- May 19, 2021
My take on the rule changes and what they've done to the game.
This is all designed to cater to the "Big Bash" generation who have the attention span of a gnat.
If tries aren't being constantly scored, the fear is they'll get bored and change channels. So along come a raft of rule changes designed to speed the game up and we end up with "rugba leeg".
I've long said the rules need to provide an even contest between attack and defence. Not skew the balance so much that defenders are chasing their own asses trying to keep up. It doesn't take skill when the opposition is so clagged they can't perform to their capacity.
In short, it's gone way too far and the result is teams getting lapped. Hopefully V'Landys has enough humility to admit they've effed up and fix it.