Dave Rennie, head coach of the Wallabies, was expressed about the possible confirmation that the 50/22 rules and starting from the ingoal are tested in all competitions, and on the rule that allows the player to be replaced with a red card after 20 minutes, which would be discarded.
The coach of the Australian national team referred in particular to the latter: “We would like the red card to continue to last 20 minutes. As we saw, some decisions that are made in the game have a huge impact and are later revised and are not so serious. At least after 20 minutes the numbers are matched again. We are very disappointed that the rule is not tested globally. “, he assured.
The 20 minute red card rule was well received by players and coaches in Super Rugby AU and Aotearoa, but not in the Northern Hemisphere. In fact, Rennie points to the Europeans: “It had enormous support in the southern hemisphere, but not in the north. I do not know. I honestly don’t get it. As we know, a lot of emphasis is being placed on contact today. There are going to be many cards, “he said.
“Those who commit the infraction will still be punished and will not return to the game. If we could match the numbers and go back to 15 against 15 it would be ideal. That’s what we want, “he closed.
Despite his discontent, the Wallabies head coach is satisfied with the implementation of the test of the other two rules for the next 12 months: “I think the 50/22 rule is good. If you have more covered space in the back, you have more room to attack. I like that and I think it is a success for our competition. The start from the ingoal avoids many scrums and that speeds up the game, “he explained.