Golden point pointless says

Queensland coach Wayne Bennett believes a golden point in next Wednesday night's State of Origin game is pointless. He also says it's potentially an unwanted burden on the rugby league's best players.

A staunch opponent of the golden point from day one, Bennett is concerned extra time could tax players too heavily - especially the 17 selected for a Test against the physical Kiwis nine days later. He said it served no purpose playing extra time with NSW already holding a 2-0 lead and having the interstate series in its keeping.

Australian Rugby League chief executive Geoff Carr says the golden point will be used if the scores are level at the end of fulltime.