While I'm at it - the new rules in general are all over the place and seem randomly thrown together at short notice.
How hard is it going to be to explain rugby league to someone:
You get six tackles except when...
You can take a quick tap when you get a penalty except when...
Players tackle with their shoulders except if they...
Players tackle around the legs unless...
No doubt it is only a matter of time before the 'cannonball' rule blows up.
Last night george Burgess was on the boil and grabbed by two roosters players who couldn't stop his forward progress.
Sam Moa came in (as third man) and tackled Burgess around the legs to bring him to ground.
He didn't charge in recklessly at the knees - it was a copybook rugby league tackle and safe as a tackle can be but was penalised.
Cannonball tackles should be outlawed and the book thrown at players that charge at the knees but penalising every round the legs tackle is ridiculous.
I'll admit to having found Clarke hard to warm to...but I'm completely over that now.
The way he's stepped up his batting since becoming the go to man has been sensational. It's not that long ago that he was regularly coming in at 3-20, 3-30 and knocking out hundreds and double hundreds in the home series against SA and India.
The way he's responded under pressure - the 100 in Brisbane when everyone was saying that Broad and Anderson had worked him out and the 100 here when he hadn't scored above 25 for so long and was getting pummelled by Morkel.
These are AB / Steve Waugh style performances - and I don't say that lightly because they are my two favourite cricketers of all time.
His captaincy has been brilliant since he came in. I couldn't count the number of times this summer he's put a fielder in an unusual position and nabbed a wicket almost immediately. Examples: the short covers and mid wickets against England.
I can barely remember a leg slip being used over the past 20 years - Australia have taken 3 or 4 wickets this way this summer.
His bowling changes are intuitive. An attack of Johnson, Harris, Lyon, Watson and Siddle isn't the easiest in the world to manage for various reasons and he's done it brilliantly.
Of course not every move works but to try and bag him because Doolan scored slowly on a 4th day wicket or an off-spinner didn't break through when a team was absolutely stone walling is absolutely ignorant.