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Should the winning margin be capped in junior rugby games?

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Photo / Ben Fraser, Rotorua Daily Post
Photo / Ben Fraser, Rotorua Daily Post

Under new rules brought in by the New Zealand Rugby Union's Small Blacks development programme for children aged 13 and under, coaches from opposing junior rugby sides can meet at halftime if one side has put on 35 or more points against the other to agree on how they can "generate a more-even contest".

The programme also sees the winning margin capped in junior rugby games at 35 points - an idea that has been largely slated by some ex-All Blacks.

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