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Ex-Warrington Wolves star calls for radical change to Golden Point

To many golden point has always seemed a little harsh given that the game can be decided by a bit of luck and if the first side who gets possession kicks a drop goal it is game over before the other team has a chance to turn it around.

It could therefore mean a game is decided by the flip of a coin and perhaps not by good rugby but simple rugby and a good drop kick.

This is why NRL icon and former Warrington Wolves star Andrew Johns has called for the game to changed Golden Point to Golden Try.

“I’d prefer it to be golden try because we have up until the 80th minute teams moving the ball laterally, passing and trying to win,” he said on Channel Nine.

“We get to golden point, you know what they do? Five dummy-half runs or five hit-ups for a field goal.

“Look it’s exciting to kick a field goal but I think golden try would be far more entertaining.”

Brad Fittler also backed this change: “Back in the day when not many people were great field goal kickers, a lot of it was hit and hope and whilst you’d practice, you didn’t really practice.

“Nowadays they’re very good at it so there’s ramifications in going for kicks too early and missing your objective or getting a seven tackle set.

“I think it’s fantastic at the moment. All the golden point, all those parts of the game are exciting and I’m sitting on the edge of my seat.”

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