Very interesting ...
THE NRL will use the inaugural Auckland Nines tournament as a test-case for future rule changes in a bid to make the game more exciting for fans.
All 16 NRL clubs will be presented with the official tournament rules in Auckland on Tuesday, which will be highlighted by the announcement of five-point tries.
``If the team manages to score a try under the posts in the bonus zone they will receive a five-point try, rather than a four-point try.
``The reason we like it is because in these hybrid type games you get a lot of long breaks where teams don't chase, so it gives a great incentive for teams to try and protect their bonus zone if a particular team is definitely going to score.
McGuirk said the five-point try wasn't one of the rules that was about to be implemented to the NRL. But he added other rules from the Nines would certainly be considered if it meant improving the appeal of the NRL.
Edited by Copa, 01 December 2013 - 12:08 AM.