Beale: Time for golden point in rugby union


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    Kurtley Beale has called for rugby union to consider introducing extra-time or golden point after the Wallabies were held to their second draw against South Africa in less than a month.

    Both sides were left feeling flat after the 27-27 stalemate in Bloemfontein, which came after an enthralling six-try contest with plenty of momentum swings.

    “I think you’ve definitely got to look into it,” Beale said.

    “A five minute break, or maybe a 10-minute break up on the Highveld just to get the oxygen in the lungs a bit … and get back into it.

    “It’s just a dull feeling.

    “There’s no proper result, I feel like it’s just a bit of a dead rubber kind of thing.

    “It’s a lot of mixed emotions.

    “Both teams thought they should have won and for the fans, really, it probably would be better for them to get a certain result.”

    All Blacks and British and Irish Lions players backed the concept of extra time after their drawn series earlier this year.

    But World Rugby hasn’t budged and purists want the game to stay the way it is.

    Beale was the matchwinner for the Wallabies the last time they played in the Free State, kicking the last-gasp penalty that secured them a rare win at altitude.

    But he was left incensed when a penalty was awarded to the Springboks with less than two minutes remaining on Sunday morning (AEST), with referee Ben O’Keeffe ruling Marika Koroibete illegally used his hands in the ruck.

    Elton Jantjies couldn’t replicate Beale’s heroics from seven years ago and pushed his shot on goal wide, ensuring the match ended all square.

    “I thought Marika did a really good job there at stealing the ball. It was fair play,” Beale said.

    “We came here to win, mate. You obviously get frustrated.

    “When you’re out there competing in a Test match, the blood’s boiling and the adrenaline’s pumping.

    “Although we’re very disappointed, I feel like as a group we’re progressing and that’s a really good sign for us.”

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    • October 2nd 2017 @ 3:08am
      Lesterlike said | October 2nd 2017 @ 3:08am | ! Report

      No way. The game goes for 80 and the draw is a legitimate result. Extra time is only valid in knockout games where a winner must be found on the day.

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        October 2nd 2017 @ 10:48am
        Kirky said | October 2nd 2017 @ 10:48am | ! Report

        Exactly mate a draw is a draw and always has been, but seeing as the Great one, “KB” has spoken, who knows?

        • October 2nd 2017 @ 4:33pm
          Cuw said | October 2nd 2017 @ 4:33pm | ! Report

          excuse the guy, he was suffering from being run over at least 3 times during the match.

          a nice way to divert the attention from the personal performance 😛

      • October 2nd 2017 @ 1:24pm
        Hello said | October 2nd 2017 @ 1:24pm | ! Report

        AGree and golden point should never be used.

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 4:40am
      John said | October 2nd 2017 @ 4:40am | ! Report

      It is Rugby, leave it as it is. Golden point in League is a farce, all they do set up for a field goal
      Change is not always better

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      October 2nd 2017 @ 5:22am
      Corne Van Vuuren said | October 2nd 2017 @ 5:22am | ! Report

      Same issue was discussed a week or so ago, if you aren’t good enough to win in 80 minutes, you don’t deserve to win.

      • October 2nd 2017 @ 8:44am
        Taylorman said | October 2nd 2017 @ 8:44am | ! Report

        Yeah agree, if they must, toss a coin. Why hand responsibility for the result back to those who couldnt manage it in the first place. Major finals aside.

        Probably need extra time there though theres not a lot of proof to suggest its luckier than a coin toss, the perception of someone scoring in a rugby sense more palpable.

        • October 2nd 2017 @ 4:34pm
          Cuw said | October 2nd 2017 @ 4:34pm | ! Report

          LOL the funny part of it :

          ” “A five minute break, or maybe a 10-minute break up on the Highveld just to get the oxygen in the lungs a bit … and get back into it. “”

          • October 2nd 2017 @ 5:50pm
            Garth said | October 2nd 2017 @ 5:50pm | ! Report

            Isn’t that called ” half time”?

          • October 3rd 2017 @ 2:36am
            Taylorman said | October 3rd 2017 @ 2:36am | ! Report

            Yes why have the break? Second half should start with the knowledge that the first points scored in a draw after the final whistle is the winner…play till they score, or drop with cramp…

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      October 2nd 2017 @ 6:34am
      Harry Jones said | October 2nd 2017 @ 6:34am | ! Report

      I find myself agreeing with Kurtley Beale for the first time.

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        October 2nd 2017 @ 10:14am
        RobC said | October 2nd 2017 @ 10:14am | ! Report

        This isnt the 1st time for me:
        – I agreed with KB before
        – McD is nice to eat once in a while
        – along with the odd selfie with friends

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        October 2nd 2017 @ 4:44pm
        Corne Van Vuuren said | October 2nd 2017 @ 4:44pm | ! Report

        Its OK Harry, you’ll get over the moment soon enough. 😉

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 7:06am
      The Grafter said | October 2nd 2017 @ 7:06am | ! Report

      ‘Non draws’ began in the US when the Yankees were dominating baseball to such a degree the mafia could not field bets on their games. The Powers to be introduced extended innings until a result was found. Basketball, American football and ice hockey have duly followed.

      Unless it is a knockout game, ie Quarter finals on, leave it. There is nothing wrong with draws. How often do we think neither side (nor man in say tennis or boxing) deserve to lose, or indeed win?

    • October 2nd 2017 @ 12:11pm
      Mark said | October 2nd 2017 @ 12:11pm | ! Report

      absolutely not

      if you can’t win it in normal time you don’t deserve to win it in extra time with luck because you happen to be the one with possession

      idiotic idea dreamt up by idiotic commentators with little clue about the game

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