Pretty new here so please be gentle! I have recentley become a fan of RL and as Warrington is the closest ground to Stoke, naturally that is where I go when I can.
I do have a question to ask, why do they bother with the scrum? I have followed RU for many years and a scrum in Union is contested whereas in League it seems to be just a symbolic gesture.
Thanks for your help.
ps. hope this is the right place to post this
RL unlike RU has taken away most contests for the ball, the reason being as these resulted in many penalties and stopped the flow of the game
rather than focus on meaningless contests for the ball which are messy, the game is opened up to allow for more open play ie backs running the ball
in RL we want the referree to have as little impact as possible, so the less opportunities for penalties the better
also contested scrums increase the risk of neck injuries, so weve made the game safer
Edited by dallymessenger, 22 August 2010 - 01:46 PM.