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3. The Six Nations play each other every year to become champion of... of what? Not the world, not even Europe. Do you believe that is the way for progress? In my eyes Gregor Paul has always been a controversial journalist. His ( NZHerald) article regarding the “Irish tactic” of recruiting players from abroad, which he deemed “ethically questionable”, reaffirmed my thoughts.
Paul claims Bundee Aki and Jared Payne were both offered contracts by the IRFU with the promise of being Ireland’s successor to Brian O’Driscoll.
Firstly, Paul ignored the existence of the likes of Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw, and their rise in the post-O’Driscoll era.
Secondly, consider the calibre of All Blacks, like Mils The object of the game of rugby is to score tries. But harsher laws, though much needed to protect players from serious injury, have resulted in more penalties being awarded.
The place-kicking skills have also much improved in the professional game. Thus it may be argued that the skill required to score a penalty goal is the same as converting a try, which is worth two points.
Should a penalty goal also be worth two points? This may encourage kicking for position and so more tries. Keeping the drop-goal value
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