AndrewM wrote:There are some aspects ofrugby which I miss, realmauls and rucking but I think that Super 14 continuing to use the ELV's in some shape is a good idea. personally I think the speed of the ELV game can only make the players of S14 countries better at the international level against thetraditional[/i]others
The ELVs were a joke, and its sad that the IRB functions in a way where it takes so long to get rid of bizarre ideas created by freaks among themselves.
how could any good come from allowing mauls to be pulled down? who could dream up this? Its fine to experiment (even if rugby is in great health and growing rapidly as major sport) but not by creating what must be some of the worst changes ever developed in any sport.
They should do the exact opposite. Force defenders to commit players at the breakdown. This creates the tough physical battles that rugby should be proud of, not afraid of, while also creating space for quick moves away from it.