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NRL decide to keep golden point
The NRL board has voted to retain the golden point rule in its present form despite pressure from some clubs to change to a golden try option.
Chief executive David Gallop says keeping the golden point rule is the fairest way to decide a match and had also provided fans with an exciting dimension to football. The board has also voted to reinstate Saturday evening semi-finals, admitting last year's experiment of Friday night finals in weeks two and three had not worked.
There were also several rule interpretation changes made today relating to off-side, play-the-ball, sin-binning and interference or obstruction. Subtle changes were also made to the judiciary system as an incentive for players to keep clean records.