An All Blacks vs Kangaroos match with hybrid guidelines can be “full nonsense”, former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons says.
Australian Rugby League and New Zealand Rugby have been in talks over the idea, although makes an attempt to create such a match have fallen flat a number of instances earlier than.
The sport had been touted for December 5 with a possible turnover of $15 million, however FitzSimons mentioned it will be a ridiculous match if the principles in any approach resembled rugby union, with its extra specialised expertise.
“Complete nonsense. It would possibly occur however it is going to be an entire nonsense,” FitzSimons mentioned on Sports Sunday.
“People say they’re very comparable video games; in reality, this will probably be like a snooker staff taking over a yachting staff.
“It relies upon which guidelines you utilize. So once they give you the hybrid guidelines, if these hybrid guidelines have lineouts, rolling mauls, scrums and rucking the ball, properly the All Blacks win by 50 factors.
“If they do not have these guidelines, it turns into one thing like rugby league and perhaps it is a fairer contest. But from the second that you do not have these 4 key issues … I imply, an All Blacks scrum towards a rugby league scrum, it is going to be a rusty purchasing trolley, you will simply go all the way in which down the sphere.
“A lineout, they’re going to win each single lineout. A rolling maul, the Kangaroos would not know how one can cease them.
“So it rely what the hybrid guidelines are – however it’s a joke. Forget it.”
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FitzSimons mentioned that the hybrid conflict was a well-worn idea which had by no means come to fruition. He mentioned that different sports activities had thrown up cautionary tales when it got here to hybrid guidelines.
“This comes up each three years and the older viewers will bear in mind Muhammad Ali, the good man, taking over the world champion kickboxer [Antonio Inoki] over 15 rounds,” FitzSimons mentioned.
“Everyone goes, ‘Who’s going to be higher, the boxer or the kickboxer?’ And what we noticed was the kickboxer mendacity on his again kicking Muhammad within the knee for 15 rounds. It was not nice.”