Super League organiser have announced they will introduce golden-point extra time and shot clocks for next season’s competition. The 12 Super League clubs have issued a statement saying the rule change is just one of a number of ‘exciting innovations’ for next season, with other alterations forthcoming.
Golden Point extra-time is already used in knockout games in England and it’s introduction means the Super League will be like the NRL where games that are level after 80 mins are followed by two five-minute periods where the next team to score wins.
If after 10 minutes there is no further score then the game will be deemed a draw and both teams will take one point.
It is understood the other changes will compromise a reduction in the number of interchanges allowed by each team and a shot-clock to stop time wasting at dropouts and scrums.