As has been said on numerous occasions beforehand, scrums quite clearly cannot be policed properly. Three scrum resets, a chat to one set of front towers, another collapse and then a random penalty followed by a kick for goal. Meanwhile during this 5-10 minute period of inaction, I have safely gone to the loo, ordered a beer and pie, and returned to my seat without missing a beat. Only the diehard insomniacs seem to cherish these moments and with good reason.
I do hope sanzar grow some balls and start standing up to the IRB even if it means breaking away. For the good of the game they need to take union forward and stop allowing the IRB to use subjectivity in the games laws as a mechanism for bridging the gulf between NH and SH sides. The IRB "protected" (and I'm being kind here) England right through the 03 wc as an attempt to make union a world game. We know that but enough is enough. It's the unspoken elephant in the room at the end of most NH wins over SH sides and it has to stop because it's killing union as a spectacle.