OK, what about when Cummins made his Test debut?
Is it any more or less disrespectful of the format that when Pat Cummins very nearly played the Fifth Test, Ronan?
I'd have thought a one-off game like that one was the perfect opportunity to see how a promising player goes at the next level, but with no real pressure. One man's disrespectful is another man's forward planning..
Hi Mitch, sorry I missed this last night..
It's hard to say whether the NRC will revert to the 'old' points system, and I don't think it's on the radar at all. I don't see any issue transitioning between the points formats - club to NRC to Super, for eg - and I think the players are just playing the way they'd like to play. And that's certainly aided by the points system, no doubt, but in order to get into position to score the tries, teams still have to be strong at the breakdown, and have a good set piece.
Ultimately, I think it's developing the game the way we think it should be played..