Outrage over the 'No-scrum' reports
REACTION: World Rugby’s desperate attempt to save some sort of season has been met with harsh criticism.
According to reports, World Rugby is considering dramatic law changes as a way to get the sport running again in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Times reported that the World Rugby’s Law Review Group has highlighted scrums and mauls as high-risk areas of the game that could be adapted or removed entirely by unions around the world to resume competition.
It is believed that a free-kick could replace scrums, mauls would be removed from the game and line-outs could go uncontested.
— rugby365.com (@rugby365com) May 23, 2020
However, the idea certainly does not sit well with spectators.
‘Bad idea’, ‘totally ludicrous!’ are just some of the phrases used by Twitter users.
Below are some of the ridicule it received …
— Brian Mdakane (@NhlabathiKaNene) May 23, 2020
Seriously????….. Just bloody wait until its safe ffs
— simon tucker (@tidyisntit) May 23, 2020
This must be coming from England 😂
— conan (@085085) May 23, 2020
Sounds like Rugby Union is becoming Rugby League..? Not good at all, as union offers a place for people of all shapes & sizes – a inclusivity that Rugby League can’t offer. If this happens, it would be a sad day in Rugby’s future.
— Ryan Whitfield (@ryan7whitfield) May 24, 2020
Ok, let’s do away with rucks, mauls, lineout, tackling, change the ball and just call it football??
— Roger Parkes (@RogerParkes9) May 24, 2020
Touch rugby with gloves on.
— Mickey (@mikewildthing) May 24, 2020