During the world cup there was a lot of talk of reforming the rules on the scrum & I think the IRB had asked (or were given) the opinions of several renowned members of the dark arts...
I believe the general consensus was that something had to be done to make the front rows safer, 1 suggestion was for props to bind first & then everyone else so that injuries would be reduced.
My very limited understanding of the front row makes me think that this would mean that big scrummaging props would become obsolete in favour of the more dynamic players a la Catt & Perenise. This reform would probably be favoured by many in the Southern hemisphere as they spend a lot less time scrummaging in anycase.
I was wondering if SIM (being well respected / connected at the IR
has been given the heads up that there will be change on the horizon & investing in an expensive scrummager may be a waste of cap.
What do you think?