Houghton hoping for extra entertainment with law changes

Hull FC Captain Danny Houghton believes that the sport will become more entertaining as a result of the new laws introduced.

The rule changes, which include the highly talked about ‘six-again’ and scrapping of scrums, made their debut in last week’s return fixtures and seemed to have an instant impact, with some clubs adapting better than others.

The new laws have been introduced in the interest of safety, with the aim of reducing any chance of possible Covid-19 transmission, and FC captain Houghton is a fan of the initiatives.

“The new rules are interesting,” he said. “I have watched a few NRL games. It has been good viewing, especially how they have played around the new rules.

“We will have to adapt pretty quickly when we get back on the field. We have trialled them in training; the six-again rule can be exhausting, it can drain energy quicker as you are on the move a lot more.

“However, it does speed up the game and will hopefully help produce more entertaining matches.”

The Black and Whites return to action this Sunday, facing Salford at 1pm as part of the triple-header at Emerald Headingley Stadium.