Rules must be consistent: Green
Cowboys coach Paul Green has called for a standardised approach to the issue of golden point in both regular-season and post-season games.
The NRL Competition Committee will meet next month to address the golden point extra time concept and whether it still has a place in the game.
The Competition Committee will deliberate over many possibilities – including playing on beyond 80 minutes without a break if a game is tied, scrapping golden point for golden try or sticking with the golden point concept – but Green says regardless of whether the rules change, the correct approach needs to be one of consistency.
When asked his thoughts on changing the rule for this year's grand final, Green said, "I wouldn't agree with it.
"I don't think you can play one set of rules for what happens from rounds 1-26 and then a different set of rules [in the finals].
"Whatever we play in the competition needs to be consistent in the finals series too.
"I don't think you can have a rule for the normal round games and then have a different rule for the competition; I don't think that's fair.
"Teams could miss out on a semi-final spot because of golden point, then to not have that opportunity through the finals series, I don't think that's consistent."
After losing last year's grand final in golden point, Broncos coach Wayne Bennett said that finals games are too important to be decided by a single field goal, throwing support behind 'golden try'.
But Green finds the appeal in golden point, saying that while the dynamic of the game does change in the extra time period, it does add a different element of entertainment.
"I don't mind golden point," Green said
"I think the game does change, which is probably not what the purists like, but I think the fans and supporters enjoy the result at the end and there is normally quite a lot of excitement during that period. It gets quite frantic.
"I will say that the refs tend to put the whistles in their pockets, which I don't agree with. I think they still need to ref the game for what it is.
"Golden try could be just as exciting, but as long as you get the opportunity to get a result."
The Competition Committee will give all clubs a say when holding talks next month.