"By removing the ‘hit’ they are now effectively removing a part of rugby that has been a contributing factor for dominant packs over a period spanning a century of tradition."
Which is why Ewen McKenzie said in a Ruggamatrix podcast las year or the year before there never used to be a hit years ago, and they would bind first. Strangely sounding like the new law.
Remind me what they were doing a century ago? Did you actually view some video from any rugby more than 15 years ago to look for any hits ...?
Hyperbole beats facts any day, hey?
Where's the funding for the Australia A squad coming from David? They culled the concept years ago for that reason.
And they have to travel across the country to the Force game halfway through the tour, then back again. Can the Aus A game and this is more feasible.
What pisses me off is the fact they have been able to do it this year, after years of complaints they needed to do more, just goes to show (i) how easy it is, and (ii) it is all about leadership.
So to all the "leaders" of the Tahs over the last 15 years, thanks a bundle. Less talk more walk. Cheika's my type of coach.