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8 points for a try?


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 9 Apr 2010 at 13:08
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Eight-point tries and the introduction of a rugby league-style interchange will be discussed next month when the International Rugby Board holds a global think tank.

Wayne Smith writes in The Australian that the May 13-14 conference, which will bring together 80 of the best thinkers in rugby, is the first of its kind since the Working Assembly of October 2007, best remembered for what it failed to achieve – a global season and a worldwide trial of the experimental law variations.

However, since then, there have been a number of significant developments, that have driven home to the IRB the truth of Australian Rugby Union chief John O’Neill’s warning this year: “We’re in the mass entertainment business.”

Australia, which will be represented at the assembly by O’Neill, ARU chairman Peter McGrath, high-performance manager David Nucifora and community rugby specialist Ian Alker, is expected to prioritise making the game attractive and ensuring it gets full value from inbound Tests.

Indications are that from 2012, the custom of two northern hemisphere sides touring Australia to play no more than two Tests will give way to a back-to-the-future format in which one nation – in that year Wales – will play a three-Test series.

And because the Super 15 will be in recess for the three-week Test window in June, there will be an opportunity for Australia’s provincial sides to play midweek matches against the tourists

Although there is no set agenda for the meeting, the issue of how rugby can best leverage the introduction of the sevens form of the game to the Olympic program from 2016 is certain to be discussed. But so, too, is the increasingly precarious financial position of teams around the world.

The Queensland Reds are effectively in the hands of an administrator, while estimates suggest English professional clubs are operating at a collective debt of $42 million.

That issue will most likely trigger a discussion of whether players’ salaries can be capped or reined in.

At present the disparity between pay in Britain/Europe/Japan and Australia/New Zealand is resulting in a massive player drain to the northern hemisphere.

Once, only those at the golden handshake stages of their careers were prepared to make the move, now much younger players – such as Toulon-bound All Black prop Carl Hayman – are putting money ahead of even World Cup selection.

Another part of the game which may be up for discussion is the value of tries, with the UK press speculating the value of tries may be increased after next year’s World Cup in New Zealand. However past experience has demonstrated that raising the number of points on offer for a try has the unintended effect of increasing penalties.

Similarly, there is a cause-and-effect issue to be evaluated before rugby moves to a league-style interchange. Rugby promotes itself as a game for all shapes and sizes but if bigger players are able to take periodic breathers on the sideline, it may lessen the impact of smaller, nimbler players.

And while the suggestion to ban shots at penalty goal taken from within the kicker’s own half undoubtedly would reduce annoying time-wasting, it would also rob the game of the “wow factor” provided by a Francois Steyn 65m monster.



25 Comments

  • Will never see the light of day

  • Comment 1, posted at 09.04.10 13:11:59 by provincejoulekkading Reply
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  • F$#%^en Australians haven’t got a clue what they are doing. it is the changes that have messed up the game as a spectacle, why now mess it up further?

  • Comment 2, posted at 09.04.10 13:14:37 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @provincejoulekkading (Comment 1) :

    I sincerely hope so.

    And the last bit about not taking penalties from inside your own half?????????????????????????????? HOW PATHETIC!!!!!!!!

    If this wasn’t already 9 days into April I would have thought it was an April fools joke. :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 09.04.10 13:16:48 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I hope the Aussies end last in this years Tri Nations!!!

  • Comment 4, posted at 09.04.10 13:18:41 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) :

    and they will blame it on boring rugby :lol:

  • Comment 5, posted at 09.04.10 13:21:49 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Blah blah blah…. Typical ARB.

  • Comment 6, posted at 09.04.10 14:08:08 by Farlington Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) : perhaps they should just face it and realise that rugby not so important in Australia. I think they should rather start working on their crowds.
    The northern hemisphere “dull” rugby is somehow drawing the crowds.

  • Comment 7, posted at 09.04.10 14:18:33 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : hehe – this will only make it worse. Maybe once they win sth they will stop blaming the laws.

  • Comment 8, posted at 09.04.10 14:19:19 by rekinek Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) : to many changes why can’t they leave it like the way it is its a game for heaven sake me just getting use to all this rugby thing and then it all goes up the roof and me got to learn all over again :mrgreen: ;-)

  • Comment 9, posted at 09.04.10 15:47:25 by Chaz Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 4) : me too Bokke must take it all the way up and leave the black and aussie 2nd &3rd

  • Comment 10, posted at 09.04.10 15:48:32 by Chaz Reply

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  • yawn.

  • Comment 11, posted at 09.04.10 16:58:41 by FireTheLooser Reply

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  • I like the idea of a 3 test series with midweek games against a Northern Hemisphere country.

  • Comment 12, posted at 09.04.10 17:19:39 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • A think tank of 80 people. I think not – tower of Babel more likely.

  • Comment 13, posted at 09.04.10 17:21:22 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 13) : :lol:
    “best thinkers in rugby” : don’t want to offend anybody but rugby is not known for attracting the intellectuals, that’s why we like it so much.

  • Comment 14, posted at 09.04.10 17:27:32 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 14) : :lol:
    I think you are correct.
    Outta here
    Have a good weekend all.

  • Comment 15, posted at 09.04.10 17:29:30 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @Salmonoid (Comment 15) : chatta later.

  • Comment 16, posted at 09.04.10 17:43:21 by rekinek Reply
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  • Why not 20 point tries, free buffet and booze? :roll:

  • Comment 17, posted at 09.04.10 19:08:44 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) : :oops: now your talking :oops: ;-)

  • Comment 18, posted at 09.04.10 19:36:45 by Chaz Reply

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  • @Chaz (Comment 18) : Actually make the try any value, but free food & dop and I’m there. :twisted:

  • Comment 19, posted at 09.04.10 20:17:35 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 19) : :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 20, posted at 09.04.10 20:59:44 by Chaz Reply

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  • I also read something somewhere bout ‘someone’ wanting to create a competition with the top provincial teams from the northern and southern hemisheres competing against each other. All I know is, is that SANZAR said ‘No’ and that ‘someone’ should approached the unions themselves to see if they’d be interested :oops: :oops:

  • Comment 21, posted at 10.04.10 08:19:09 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 21) : Got it! Sarugby.com ”Sanzar cant commit to Champions League” Premier Rugby LTD may approach the unions to see if any of them would be interested.

  • Comment 22, posted at 10.04.10 08:42:03 by JarsonX Reply
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  • Wayne Smith writes in The Australian”

    All I need to read to know its the same old Ozzie bullshit.

  • Comment 23, posted at 14.04.10 00:29:54 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • And because the Super 15 will be in recess for the three-week Test window in June, there will be an opportunity for Australia’s provincial sides to play midweek matches against the tourists

    I’ve enjoyed the s14 this year and cant help thinking next year’s version is going to be a snooze-fest.

  • Comment 24, posted at 14.04.10 00:31:44 by VinChainSaw Reply
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  • e, only those at the golden handshake stages of their careers were prepared to make the move, now much younger players – such as Toulon-bound All Black prop Carl Hayman – are putting money ahead of even World Cup selection.

    No dude, half these okes are just toio happy getting away from the media glare and juts want to play some rugby.

    Maybe you should have a discussion of the value added by the likes of Chris Rattue, JJ Harmse and Stephen Jones to world rugby?

  • Comment 25, posted at 14.04.10 00:35:39 by VinChainSaw Reply
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