Has the rugby league scoring system always been like this? in The General Rugby League Forum Posted 2 hours ago · Report reply 4 hours ago, M j M said: It was abolished in 1950. The deviant Australians, who had no right to change the laws of the game, abolished it under some sort of local change to the sport's rules 1922. Worse still, they for some reason managed to start using the term 'field goal' for the completely different drop goal which is why there is some confusion now about what the field goal actually was. Were many points scored this way?