Hansen favours new laws for Bledisloe

NZ Newswire September 22, 2012, 6:37 pm

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen wants the third and final Bledisloe Cup rugby Test to be played according to the experimental law variations.

The variations have come into effect in New Zealand's national provincial championship and also in the new Northern Hemisphere season.

The year's last Bledisloe Test, a dead rubber given the All Blacks' 2-0 lead in the series, will be in Brisbane on October 20 after the completion of the four-nation Rugby Championship.

Both the All Blacks and Wallabies then head to Europe in November for their respective end-of-season tours.

Hansen said the schedule made it logical to adopt the experimental rules when the trans-Tasman rivals clash at Suncorp Stadium

"We've asked for that," he said on Saturday before the All Blacks headed to Argentina for the next round of the Rugby Championship.

"It makes sense. Both teams are going to the Northern Hemisphere, where they are already playing those rules, so commonsense would suggest that we should play under them."

Hansen said it was a case of wait and see as to what the authorities decided, but believed the Wallabies would be in favour.

"I'm pretty sure Australia will be keen as we are."

The two main changes are the limit of five seconds for the ball to be cleared from the back of a ruck and a shortened scrum engagement.

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  1. Hombre12:44pm Sunday 23rd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Is it always NZ rugby that is selected by the IRB to play to possible new rule changes ?

  2. tom10:36pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Oh good!!No more halfback standing around doing a short haka with his arms and his mouth whilst the ball sits in front of him.Oh good.No more halfback looking around left and right-pushing his forwards on the backside-waving his arms about for other forwards to join the ruck whilst the ball sits waiting to be picked up.Oh good.No more tiresome,dreary time consuming and boring scrum setdowns.Maybe they should bring in another rule--one they tossed out years ago--"when a ruck or maul forms--ALL forwards must join it"Then we'll see once agin great back play.

  3. jason09:30pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Theres plenty of posts about other #$%$ for you to read Jeanne.

  4. 08:47pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    There should also be laws in regardss to people commenting abt other #$%$ instead of the topic at hand

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  5. Russell09:52am Sunday 23rd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Funny game, different parts of the world different rules , and then they get changed each year because the confusion around the last changes have finally been understood by the pubic and commentators

  6. Bill08:26am Sunday 23rd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    FGS, its taken this long to wake up, should of been brought in years ago, maybe people will start watching rugby again instead of the boring slow motion game we have today, seriously, at the moment its absolute rubbish, if you want excitement and entertainment, watch league.

  7. PG08:04pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    there should also be laws for hungry school children and unpaid school teachers.

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  8. marctoby10:50pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    pg kids are like my puppy i feed it then my partner feeds it and it eats, it looks as if the dog is hungry. i live in south ak and have 3 schools around all kids look happy and well dressed and are at take out bar. most of this poverty kids is just election vote gathering by greens lab. you through money at it more people in pub etc. as for the teachers they sound like a bunch of whinners who want to get payed more for less work and make it hard for parents to be parents by telling kids they have rights over parents

  9. Stephen John01:20pm Sunday 23rd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Trying everything to speed the game up without it looking more and more like rugby league. The games pedestrian in comparison to league. I can't believe there isn't a bigger following of league supporters.

  10. Graham11:05pm Saturday 22nd September 2012 NZSTReport Abuse

    Thugby must be the only game that changes the rules just about every year. No wonder I can't understand it.I might be more content if the ball was put into the scrum down the middle instead of at the hookers feet. Why have a scrum if there is no chance of the opposition being able to contest possession. Also I see it is permissable for the ball to go forward, without punishment, when players are running about level as the ball is moving at the same speed as the player passing the ball.

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