Nigel Owens wants FOUR big changes introduced to rugby immediately - Page 4 of 4 - Ruck

Nigel Owens wants FOUR big changes introduced to rugby immediately

#4. Reduce kicking

Owens wrote in his column for Wales Online: “First of all, the laws need to be applied. Too many players are chasing in front of the kick gaining an unfair advantage and there is too much blocking of the chasers.

“When a box kick happens, the forwards in front start trundling down field before the ball is kicked and they are all offside.

“When the opposition catches the ball, they can’t counter-attack because they’ve got a line of players in front of them who have arrived in that position by illegally chasing the kick, so then they have to kick back and you have a kicking contest.

“We need to be stricter and keep players onside from kicks.

“You can also reduce the amount of box-kicking by cutting the time allowed to get the ball away from five seconds to three seconds.

“That will get rid of these long, slow caterpillar rucks they set up to facilitate the kick.”

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