Golden point will add drama to Super League, says Robert Elstone

Super League chief executive Robert Elstone thinks golden point will add drama and passion to the competition in 2019.

Shot clocks and golden point are among several changes that have been made to Super League’s lawsahead of the 2019 campaign.

The number of interchanges available to reach team have been reduced from 10 to eight, while clubs agreed with the RFL to defer the introduction of the second referee.

On bringing golden point into Super League, Elstone told Sky Sports News: “It was simply brought in for the drama and excitement that it will bring.

“We have all seen first-hand the golden point situation in play-off games and the sheer thrill and excitement of that, and the drama of that is spectacular. I was there when Luke Gale scored that memorable drop-goal to win that play-off game for Castleford against St Helens.

“I’ve seen all the drama first hand in the NRL and it really is about that intensity of the final five or 10 minutes of a Super League match.

“We will see an outcome in golden point and I just think it adds a lot of drama, excitement and passion to the sport. The sport is known for being innovative and brave and this is just a great example of that.”

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