NRL set for two-point field goals as raft of rule changes confirmed for 2021

  • ARLC hopes tweaks will lead to greater entertainment
  • ‘Got to give the customer what they want,’ says Peter V’landys

A two-point field goal for successful shots beyond 40m will be introduced in the next NRL season as one of multiple rule changes endorsed by the Australian Rugby League Commission on Friday. The radical rule will be introduced in an effort to increase the chance of a result changing in the final stages of a game.

It comes alongside the retention of the controversial six-again rule for 10m and ruck infringements, tweaks to the scrum, captain’s challenge, play-the-ball and trainer protocols designed to speed up the game. ARLC chairman Peter V’landys said the innovative rule changes would lead to faster games and more unpredictability.

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