21 Aug 2009

All Black coach calls for rules overhaul

3:23 pm on 21 August 2009

The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says rugby's rules need another overhaul to improve the game as a spectacle.

Henry says says rugby's "disappointing" with the trend toward relentless kicking in general play and penalty goals dominating scoring.

He says administrators need need to think outside the square about how they can change the game so it's more enjoyable to play and better to watch.

Rugby reverted to a more traditional version of its laws this year after trialling the so-called experimental law variations.

The most significant change has been an increase in the number of long-arm penalties for breakdown infringements.

Graham Henry was speaking ahead of tomorrow night's Tri Nations and Bledisloe Cup Test in Sydney.