Bundaberg Rugby League introduces limited interchange
BUNDABERG Rugby League will implement limited interchange for the first time from this weekend.
The decision will bring the BRL in line with many other Queensland Rugby League competitions which already have a limited interchange system in place.
It is understood all clubs were in favour of the move, which will restrict every A-grade club to 10 changes per game.
Hervey Bay Seagulls senior president Nathan McGrath said it could only be a good thing for the competition, and could benefit representative players when they compete at higher-level events.
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Seagulls skipper Tye Ingebrigtsen was supportive of the concept, but said he would have preferred the change occurred during the off-season.
"It can only be good for the game but it would've been better if it was done in the pre-season so we could prepare," he said.
"It probably won't be a problem from our end but it will change how we play. It might also mean bench players wil be more a bit more restricted in terms of game time as you want your best players out there at all times."
"No interchange would be better," he joked.
"Hopefully it will tire the big fellas out. It gives our blokes more of a chance."