Steve Hansen, the famous coach from All Blacks, has reportedly expressed concerns about rugby’s future, fearing that the sport is getting boring lately.
The coach is this worried that he is even calling up important personalities from the rugby community to alter the gameline to make the sport more interesting. He spent the previous weekend on Rugby Worlds fact-finding mission as he watched Wales winning over France in the French capital & Ireland emerging triumphant against England at the Irish capital in Six Nations championship. And the game that he saw in these two matches made him tensed about the future of this sport.
Hansen believes that at its highest level, rugby has become much concentrated on the defence part, it’s all about too much of kicking & there isn’t enough running or enough tries these days. According to the rugby veteran, the fans might get turned off by this sport soon.
“I have actually got huge concerns regarding about this game at this very moment as not sufficient tries are being scored & that’s turning our fans away. What I feel is that both coaches and players have some responsibility towards the game. We’re always getting defensive very quickly but what I feel is that we have most probably got extreme with it. We should be responsible towards the game & if we are not that conscious, then we won’t have running rugby any more”, remarked Hansen.
“There’re just 3 tries in 2 games that I went for a watch last weekend. Nobody is eager to go for the risk since they’re going to belted behind advantage line in case they went to move ball”, he continued.
“If we have to pull in our fans to watch our games, then we should look to score more tries as this is what which pleases the fans.”