Should Union go the way of Rugby League and just let the side putting the ball in win the scum. I know to forwards out there it will seem like the end of Rugby as they know it but the time wasted each game is getting beyond a joke. The dross that was being shown on Saturday night between SA and Wales was just so bad that if it carries on like this it will mean 60 mins of Rugby , 20 mins of Scrums. I an not clever enough to know the answer but something has to be done sooner rather than later as it is getting worse. In the old days the ball had to go down the middle of the tunnel otherwise it was a penalty, now the ball is almost behind the second row and nothing happens , but when one of the props lose their footing it just delays things for minutes. Then you get the referee going on and on and on about how he wants both scrums to behave how he spoke to the teams earlier etc and it just eats up time. Might as well just put the ball in, get it out and start playing the game again. Any other ideas Guys?
if the ref or an independent time keeper didn't hit the clock until the ball was in play it would help and make taking the scrum down pointless. it is annoying when you see scrums not penalised late in the game that would def have been pinged earlier. my big bugbear though is boring in, happens pretty much every game. as has been mentioned on here in the past you rarely see these scrum issues in the amateur game. i guess they just want to play
if the ref or an independent time keeper didn't hit the clock until the ball was in play it would helpand make taking the scrum down pointless. it is annoying when you see scrums not penalised late in the gamethat would def have been pinged earlier.m