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Super League goes for Golden Point

20th November 2018, 10:58 by Nick Harris

Super League have confirmed the introduction of golden-point extra time and shot clocks from the start of the 2019 season.

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.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Nick Harris is a long-standing journalist who specialises in football and rugby league. An avid golfer, Nick also follows the major boxing fights closely.

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