There have been several initiatives that placed greater importance on scrums and lineouts. There have been a whole raft of initiatives around the areas of the scrum and lineout.
Marks along with other rules were brought in to punish poor quality kicking.
'Kicking out on the full' is a strange point to make since changes were made with the aim to improve the quality of of the kicking, those rules also result in a greater number of lineouts.
Yeah but these initiatives aren't really meant to increase the quantity or the spectacle of the set piece just solve the penalty/practicality related problems again..
Kick out on the full and marks are interesting issues. In a sport that advertises itself as complex and skillful one of its major tools for both attack and defense is to kick the ball straight out into the crowd and as a response to offensive pressure which may legitimately involve skill and flair a player gets to catch the ball and suspend all the attacking teams momentum with a simple word.
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