Former dual code international, Bev Risman, has called for the sports of Rugby Union and Rugby League to merge.
In his autobiography “Both Sides of the Fence” the 78 year old former British Lion and Great Britain Rugby League player argues the case for establishing “New Rugby” which would supposedly take the best from both codes with a revised set of rules.
He’s even come up with his own ideas which include:
- 13-a-side teams
- 5 points for a try, 2 for a penalty/conversion, 1 for a drop goal
- adoption of League’s 40-20 kick
- adoption of League’s play the ball instead of rucks.
So, that’ll largely be Rugby League then, eh Bev?
Nice try (excuse the pun) but NEVER GONNA HAPPEN…