For the first time in the NRL’s history its officials have collated data demonstrating changes in the way the game has been played since 2004, while projecting what the game may look like in 2024 if current trends continue unchecked.
Their object is to determine whether they need to intervene to alter the trends that have led to a reduction in the number of tries, line breaks and offloads against defences that have become better organised in that time.
I put this out because it's a fascinating piece by Martyn Sadler but an idea really worthy of discussion - how do you feel is RL becoming too structured?
What can be done about it?
Or is it just part of the evolution of the sport?