Wright backs Toomua's idea for Super Time

Queensland captain Liam Wright agrees with Melbourne skipper Matt Toomua that tries are a more exciting way to decide extra time in Super Rugby AU.

LIAM WRIGHT.
LIAM WRIGHT. Picture: Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Queensland skipper Liam Wright has backed calls by his Rebels opposite Matt Toomua for changes to decide Super Rugby AU extra time

The teams played in the competition's first ever Super Time last Saturday night in Sydney after being locked at 18-all at the end of regular time.

But 10 minutes extra time was more a fizzer than anything super, with both sides playing conservatively as they did their best not to give away a penalty, and neither could add a winning point.

Ahead of their third round clash with the Western Force in Brisbane on Friday night, Wright said he backed Melbourne captain Toomua's idea for the first team to score a try being declared the victor.

"It was a bit of a battle of who could not make a mistake instead of trying to play real decisive attacking footy," Wright said on Tuesday.

"Especially entering the side of the attacking ruck, so why would you play in your half?

"There's just not real reward for playing in your half, which is part of what it was, so scoring a try to win could be a good change."

While happy with their unbeaten start to the new domestic competition Wright said there was plenty of room for improvement, particularly in set piece.

He said his team's lineout needed work ahead of their Force clash.

"We haven't been too happy with them in the last two weeks," Wright said.

"We ended up losing about five on the trot against the Rebels so that's something we're trying to clear up this week.

"It was obviously tough conditions but we need to be a lot better in that regard."