I'm watching the replay of Samoa v Tonga. Although a little scrappy, this is the type of football I remember watching when I was a kid. It is not a clinical and boring as the current NRL. The players are throwing the ball around, running hard, hitting hard and seem to be having a hell of a lot of fun! After seeing the snooze fest that was the Australia v New Zealand Test, I hope that the NRL can make changes to encourage teams to play more exciting football. I'm sick of the same predictable style that every team plays. The NRL seems to be going to whoever has the best athletes wins. Skill seems to be a secondary requirement. So, how to fix it? I'd start with major and minor penalties. Minor penalties simply reset the tackle count. Major penalties are either for kick for touch or penalty goal. Major penalties are those that would result in a bin or player on report. The intent would be to reduce the extent players play for penalties by reducing the advantage gained. Second, introduce a 5min binning. The refs seems to openly refuse to bin players. Players know this and will hold a player down after a line break and give up the penalty rather than a try. It kills all momentum and excitement from the game. Third, I'd further reduce the interchange to 8 or even 6. The little skillful guys are getting killed these days. Having a 130kg backrower running at a 70kg halfback is going to result in only one way, injury. Further reducing the interchange will reduce the appeal of these giants. Forth, reducion to one ref and two touch judges. Eliminate the bunker. If the NRL is deadset on video review, use the NRL system. The ref runs to the sideline and reviews the play himself. This leaves all decisions in the hands of the man on the ground. Also, include technology so forwards passes, offsides and knock-ons can be accurately rules on. It's not hard, soccer can do it, why can't the NRL? Finally, scheduling. Move all tests and SOO are moved to the end of the season. No more 5 day turn arounds for anyone. Same Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night games for all teams. If I can do this on a sinple excel spreadsheet, surely the "professionals" in NRL headquarters can too. Rant over. I want to praise the Tongan and Samoan teams. They played a fun and exciting game. As a parting shot, Mal Maninga pull you head in you moron! To say that Phil Gould knows nothing about Test footbal when he stated the Australian side is too old because he hasn't played Test football is beyond belief. It's the single most ignorant thing I heard all week and this is the same week the Eels board have claimed they have done nothing wrong and are being hard done by.