Whilst I have no problem with cutting down the time for drop outs or scrums can they call it something else other than shot clock. It isn’t basketball and they aren’t taking a shot at anything so please stop Americanising things. Get the ref to call out however long they have to go and that’s it. I know its not a big thing but this sort of stuff gets on an old blokes nerve.
I didn’t mind the slowing down to enable the big blokes to get their breath back, with limited interchanges this year we don’t want them collapsing on the field in the Green House extra heat. Plus if a player has an ache or pain, corked leg or something, it gives them a bit more time to recover. Workers rights!
@Byron Bay Fan:
The greater problem is that the whole scrum is a waste of time except that it takes the forwards out of the game so the attacking halves and backs have more open spaces to run. Bring back feeding the ball straight down the middle.
Agreed + the drop outs + the long touch finders where 26 knuckheads walk half way down the field while the clock is still ticking away