Beale says drawn Test matches feel like “dead rubbers”

While talking in the wake of the Wallabies’ second draw within a month which is against the Springboks, Beale said that drawn test matches really feels dull. He urged authorities to consider an NRL-style golden point period to satisfy players and fans.

This is quite odd as the Wallabies have never been drawn twice in a year, not to even consider twice in a month and it happens to be against same opponent.

The Aussie side retained the Mandela Plate but the blank, emotionless faces of the players in the team photo afterwards told the story. The Wallabies had won the trophy without winning a game.

“It’s just a dull feeling, isn’t it?” Beale said post-match.

“There’s no proper result, I feel like it’s just a bit of a dead rubber kind of thing. It’s a lot of mixed emotions.”

​”’​Marto​ (Greg Martin) ​ brought it up​, ​​ obviously he loves his rugby league​ and ​so do I​,” Beale said later.

“​I think you’ve definitely got to look into it. Five minute break — or maybe a 10-minute break up on the Highveld just to get the oxygen in the lung​s​ a bit.

​”​Both teams thought they should have won and for the fans, really, it probably would be better for them to get a certain result. ​

“​But at the end of the day, we’re the players and we’re just playing the game. ​”​

​Beale ​​ensured the win for his team in their last in Bloemfontein which was back in the year 2010.

“Obviously it was a good opportunity for them to take the lead but I always backed if he was going to get that kick, that we were going to get a good restart and continue on with the game,” Beale said.


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