Farr-Jones: North must compromise on ELVs
May 16, 2008
Former Wallaby captain and scrum-half Nick Farr-Jones has called for compromise between the northern and southern hemisphere on rugby's experimental law variations.
"I don't think we have to incorporate them all, but generally speaking it's a good start. We have seen a lot more exciting and expansive rugby," Farr-Jones said on a visit to Cape Town.
"We must get a compromise. The Northern Hemisphere aren't that keen. It's a bit of give and take. That is obviously the way we should go.
"In the south we should not try to push everything through too dramatically and quickly. In the north, I think, they have to accept that a bit of change will be good for the game. It requires a bit of compromise from both sides."
Farr-Jones also described Robbie Deans as the "best candidate" to coach the Wallabies this year.
"Let me say that I don't think an Australian will ever coach the All Blacks, but I think he's the best candidate. There is nothing wrong with having the best candidate," said Farr-Jones.
"I think he will bring a new spirit and culture to the team and I think that's good."
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