Du Preez no fan of new laws


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Springbok and Bulls scrum half, Fourie du Preez, has criticised the new laws (Experimental Law variations – ELV’s) being trialed in the Super 14.

“Rugby is now a different game. The game has become so open now it’s like sevens. It’s just a kicking game with lots of counter- attacking all the time. “


“There are not enough set-pieces,” Du Preez said.

Du Preez captained the Bulls in their opening match as defending Super 14 champions where they beat fellow South Africans the Stormers at Newlands in Cape Town.

Du Preez is clearly no fan of the new rules and said that he thought the new rules would add little to the game. “It’s less enjoyable to watch and to play.” he added.


‘I know I’ve only played 80 minutes but I would say the new laws are making the game less enjoyable from all aspects,’ Du Preez told the Sunday Times.

“I didn’t enjoy watching the few games I saw and I didn’t enjoy playing it this way.

“We were fortunate to see the new laws in action before we played, which made for interesting viewing. The Hurricanes, for instance, just couldn’t help themselves from playing the ‘old’ game and they played too quickly and then were tired out.

‘Every team will learn with every game they play because the game is very different now, it’s not the same game we grew up watching and playing.’

The Bulls host the Crusaders at Loftus in their second match on Friday night this week and will be without star winger Bryan Habana.




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