30 Jul 2009

Smith says enforce laws to spur counter-attack

6:44 pm on 30 July 2009

The All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith feels offside play is killing his team's efforts and has mooted an NRL-style two referees system.

Smith's calling for tougher administration of the offside law to encourage counter-attacking rugby.

The All Blacks have scored just eight tries in five matches this season, two of which they have lost, and the New Zealand attack coach doesn't think the new laws about taking quick throw-ins are working.

Smith says there are a lot of offsides with those players just racing up to stop the throw-in.