Do we need golden point? - NRL Daily
Since the Roosters' Shaun Kenny-Dowall scored that famous try against Wests Tigers in golden point during the 2010 finals series, not one try has been scored in extra-time during an NRL match.
When the siren sounds after 80 minutes and the scores are all locked up, teams generally fall into line with their one-out runs and fire away with their field goal attempts from wherever they are on the field.
With growing criticism of the negative style of football played in golden point, NRL Daily asks the question: is a draw not good enough?
NRL stats guru David Middleton believes he has a solution to the fans' golden point woes. “My solution to the problem people have with a team walking away with two competition points on the back of a flimsy field goal after 90 minutes is to change the point system for the premiership,” Middleton says.
“I suggest the implementation of a scoring system that works as follows: four points for a win in regular time, three points for a win in extra time, two points for a draw, one point for a loss in extra time and zero points for a loss in regular time.”
While NRL Daily host John Gibbs concedes the current way golden point is played is “unadventurous, predictable and conservative,” he maintains: “I still want golden point.”
Journalist Brent Read agrees with Gibbsy on the issue. “I love Golden point the way it is,” says Read. “It’s exciting and gives the fans what they want... a result!”
Whichever side of the fence you sit on join the boys today on NRL Daily and join the debate on twitter @NRL_Daily.
Also on today’s show the panels discuss the Panthers' move to release Luke Lewis and the pending arrival of Sonny Bill Williams back to the NRL.
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