Leeds Rhinos boss Richard Agar wants Super League to get rid of one rule

Over the years, Super League has taken a number of rules from the NRL and embedded them in the UK game.

Amongst those rules is the six again – given for an infringement which the referee deems does not deem a penalty – to wave another set of six for the team in possession.

However, lately there has been discrepancies between what is constituted a penalty and a six again.

And, now Leeds Rhinos head coach Richard Agar has spoken of his desire to get rid of the rule – and said it should never have been introduced in the first place.

“I would never have brought it in the first place, it’s very subjective and everyone has their own opinions,” Agar said.

“I fail to see what it’s brought to the game apart from a load of groans from the crowd generally and it’s made it difficult for the referees and sometimes it has an effect on the game and games can start to look the same a bit.

“It’s tough for the middles doing the tackling to get back behind the line – penalties put a bit more energy back in the game and middles can get behind the ball and start to play a little bit.”

Agar also believes the decision to take the rule from the NRL was wrong.

“We changed the rule when the NRL did it, but I would counter that our game aesthetically doesn’t look like the NRL.

“I think it was good in the NRL but it hasn’t had the same impact in this country.”

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