Bennett excited by All Stars trial rules
Master coach Wayne Bennett has thrown his support behind the trial rule changes for the NRL All Stars game and says he would welcome them in the NRL in the not too distant future.
Under the trialled rules, the referee will signal 'six-again' on differential penalties, meaning the attacking team will start again on tackle zero without stopping the game to kick for touch, ensuring an even quicker brand of rugby league.
Blogging exclusively on NRL.com today, Bennett told fans the benefits of the trialled rules and could see no reason why they wouldn't work in the NRL.
"I think the differential penalty and six again call will be well received," Bennett said.
"That rule could be one introduced in the NRL in the future."
Bennett also urged fans to pick an exciting team full of "risk-takers" to combat the genius of the Indigenous All Stars backline.
"They are very talented and we all know how good they are," he said.
"It's a very strong backline, with Justin Hodges, Greg Inglis, Chris Sandow and Johnathan Thurston, they don't come much more talented than that.
"We have to come up with a team that has a few more risk-takers than others. I suppose a guy like Feleti Mateo's style of game, he has a lot of skill, so I'd love to see a few of those players in the team.
"I'd encourage all the players to chance their arm in the game."