Across Rugby Editorial Board
Season 2021 of Super Rugby New Zealand Just finished. And while the New Zealand movement game is still exceptional, the new rules in place this year reinforce that dynamic in one way or another.
Three new features have been implemented this season in the championship New Zealand. The ‘The golden point’ Or the famous “golden point” during a tie at the end of organizational time, or expulsion from inside the goal in different situations or the possibility of the captain requesting a video from the referee. With positive and negative results. We give you our feeling.
Le «golden point» (point n or)
In the event of a tie at the end of 80 minutes of the match, 10 minutes shall be extended. The first team to score a point wins. If this additional period is not specified between the two teams, the match ends in a draw.
The situation arose Twice In Super Rugby Aotearoa 2021. During Day 7, Heads Prevailed against The heights Thanks to a penalty kick entered in overtime (23-26).
Then The Crusaders Reached the end Tornadoes (27-30) Thanks to a drop from David Haveli from the first minute of extra time. if it was ‘The golden point’ The atmosphere vibrates on the stadiums, building adrenaline in the hearts of the fans, and this new rule raises questions.
Either way from overtime this season, the result is clear: The team that rents Share with Prof. priority On his opponent. By engaging, the Highlanders settled into the Presidents Camp. Unsuccessful, opening-time player Josh Ewan could have awarded victory on his own if he had passed between the poles.
Finally, the Heads He won thanks to prof Successful punishment Across Damian MacKenzie After a few minutes. Another problem: the closed game so you don’t risk or put yourself in the best possible way to score a Drops. Then the most disciplined team during extra time has the best chance of winning.
Dismissal from his target
No more scratches five meters off the line or parcel at 22 meters. Except when the defense itself enters the ball into the goal. The defensive team has the possibility of falling from inside the goal, in the following cases:
– If the opposing player fails to level the goal or is blocked by the defender and cannot score an attempt.
– If the ball is sent into the goal and settled by the defense after playing at the opponent’s feet.
– Return is kept to 22 meters when the opponent misses a penalty kick or touchdown.
This situation was very rare this season. On the 21 sessions from Super Rugby Aotearoa, the dismissal arose from inside the goal 12 times. This rule allows both to reward defense for their ability to avoid trying.
At the same time, it is an opportunity for the attack to regain the dismissal and return to the opponent’s camp very quickly given that the throw-in is made from inside the goal. Moreover, of the 11 sending-offs since the goal was scored this season, four have resulted in either a try or a penalty kick The attacking team.
But for the most part, separations are long and the defenses manage to contain opposing pressure. a Positive balance Because this rule makes it possible to boost the game during expulsions. Dynamic also felt in the game close to the brand’s areas. Attacks don’t want to risk lockdown in goal.
The captain requested video arbitration
Captains of each team have the ability to request a video umpire to the referee to object to a foul attempt during action or to check for a counter-action or a bad gesture. If the referee follows the captain’s request, he will have the opportunity to file a fresh protest. If the arbitrator does not follow the request, this power will be lost.
This new practice gives additional responsibility to Captain of the national team From a team. It is a way to allow the referee to see some of the gestures that would otherwise have escaped him. On the other hand, this strength Break the rhythm From the match.
When the referee makes a decision, it can be challenged at the request of one of the commanders in the field. Even if there is a danger from You lose this power if the arbitrator does not follow the request. A rule that helps reduce abuse. Many times this power has been beneficial to teams.
This is the case during the Aotearoa Super Rugby Final between Presidents and Crusaders. The Hamilton franchise op-ed requested video judging. The result: Sevu Reece received a yellow card for a major interference.
The Crusaders played for eight minutes versus 13. Another position also, on the last day, the Hurricane Leader appealed for video arbitration after a test by the Highlanders. After verification, the test was canceled after an attacker over the action, observed it and validated it by the referee.