Popular referee Nigel Owens says rugby’s new Laws are NOT working to improve the game.
The Welshman, who hung up his whistle two years ago, has come up with four possible changes to improve the game.
#1. New law needs changing
Although happy with the recently introduced 50:22 and brake foot laws, Owens isn’t happy with one recent change.
“The goal-line drop-out when you touch down inside your own in-goal area actually means you have to give the ball back to the team that has kicked beyond the goal line.
“I think we might see more kicking because the goal line drop out is more of a disadvantage to the defending team – we should go back to 22m drop-outs.
“It was designed to stop teams trying to bludgeon over the ball and force repeated 5m scrums but it hasn’t had any positive impact.”