Brainstorming session set to bring more entertainment to NRL
RUGBY LEAGUE: Let us entertain you. The biggest names and sharpest brains in rugby league will meet next week to explore ways to make teh game more innovative, exciting and easier to referee.
The powerful 12-member NRL competition committee will gather next Thursday for an open forum at which most discussion points are expected to come from the floor.
Key issues expected to be raised include:
● An amendment to golden point similar to the NFL’s policy, where if the first team scores with a field goal, the other team is also given the chance to score. In NFL if the first team scores with a touchdown the game is over.
● Changing the rule regarding an on-field trainer being struck by the ball – as occurred in the grand final;
● Whether trainers are on the field too often and too long;
● The reintroduction of a fiveminute sin bin;
● Revisiting the on-field captain’s challenge.
The competition committee includes commissioners Peter V’landys, Peter Beattie and Wayne Pearce,
NRL chief executive Todd Greenberg, head of football Graham Annesley, former coach John Lang, coaches Ivan Cleary and Paul Green, Kangaroos coach Mal Meninga, RLPA representative Clint Newton, Darren Lockyer and NRL general manager of elite officiating, Bernard Sutton.