Have your say: Should scrums be scrapped?

A letter from a fan caught our eye this morning and we want to know if you think scrums should be a thing of the past.

In rugby league, scrums aren’t contested and the ball is just played through the legs of the team whose feed it is.

In a mail from rugby league spectator Peter Muldoon, it read: “The one rule that desperately needs looking at is the the rules on how to play the scrum.

“As it’s played now is a joke. In my day, it was illegal to feed the ball to your teams legs, which now makes the scrum a complete waste of time.

“Please, somebody among the powers that be get to grips with this problem and fix it now.”

Love Rugby League editor, James Gordon,  replied to Peter’s mail: “Scrums have largely been a procession for the entire summer era and I agree with the question marks raised of them.

“How about scrapping them all together? Replace with a tap and help to speed the game up, which is an apparent priority at present.”

It’s certainly an interesting debate to be had.

We want to know what you think…

Should the sport get rid of scrums? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

1 Comment

  1. Scrums in RL are a total waste of time and make the game slower and also a bit of a laughing joke to many in and outside RL. It’s 2020 not 1920 start modernising all the rules to attract more fans to this magnificent game.

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