Sport NRL Legend Immediately Exposes Flaw In ‘Ridiculous’ Experimental Scrum Rule

22:10  22 september  2020
22:10  22 september  2020 Source:   sportingnews.com

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Cronulla legend Paul Gallen has unloaded on the NRL after it was revealed an experimental rule banning backs from packing down in scrums will be trialled in two Round 20 fixtures.

The governing body on Tuesday announced it will use Thursday’s derby between the Broncos and Cowboys and Friday’s Warriors-Sea Eagles fixture to test drive four experimental rules.

Neither game will have any bearing on the 2020 finals series.

The experiment will feature the ‘Six-Again’ rule used for 10 metre infringements, a change to the way the Bunker reviews tries and handovers awarded for kicks into touch rather than scrums.

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The final change requires that only ‘nominated forwards’ participate in scrums, banning backs from packing down as has become standard practice in recent years.

A fired-up Gallen took aim at the governing body over the decision to ban backs from scrums, declaring the move denies the attacking team an opportunity to exploit a potential weakness in their opponents.

“Ridiculous, what are we playing, under-6s?” Gallen told Wide World of Sports Radio.

“Are we playing under 6’s and trying to look after the half-back not having to tackle a front-rower?

“Seriously, if’ you’ve got a bloke like (Brisbane Broncos forward) David Fifita, of course you’re going to put him one-on-one with a half-back, why wouldn’t you?

“If you’re 10m out from the (tryline) and you’ve got David Fifita up against, who’s an ordinary defender?

“I’m not even going to name an ordinary defender, but a half-back, why wouldn’t you put him one-on-one and give him a crack.

“We’re not playing under-6s trying to look after these blokes, that is ridiculous.”

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