There is one law amendment being trialled next season that has slipped under the radar somewhat ...
Alongside the slightly patronising ruling that women players may wear cotton blend long tights under their shorts and socks (cue the various stockings and suspenders jokes), comes the equally baffling news (courtesy of the excellent John Birch) that players may be fitted with GPS monitors.
Mr Birch poses some very pertinent questions:
- Is this so that concussed props know which way to face in the second half?
- Or is it so that games can continue in thick fog?
- Or is it so that coaches can direct players via some sort of player-nav - or just by simple remote control?
Personally I believe the answer is obvious – it’s the only way of making sure that Richie McCaw remains onside - cheap shot, but well worth it! :)
P.S. I would like to point out that while John Birch drew my attention to the the GPS story he is in no way liable for the puerile comment about stockings and suspenders – that is, I’m afraid, all my own work.