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Super League to adopt golden point for 2019

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Super League bosses have confirmed that the competition with introduce golden point into it’s regular season matches from 2019.

The rule, which has been used in the NRL since the 2003 campaign, ensures that, if a match is drawn after eighty minutes, golden point extra time will be played. The rule is already in use in knockout competitions and was memorably exercised in 2017’s Super League play-off semi final between Castleford and St Helens when Luke Gale kicked a one-pointer to send the Tigers to their first Grand Final.

Despite the rule’s introduction, there may still be draws in Super League however. If, after two five minute periods of golden point, there is still no score, the match will be deemed a draw and each team will get one point.

The rule is just one possible change ahead of 2019 and, while golden point has been confirmed, a reduction in interchanges from ten to eight is another being mooted by the Super League clubs as, under new boss Robert Elstone, the teams seek to increase excitement and, with it, marketability of the competition.

 

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