11 Sep 2008

Connor calls for shock tactics

6:49 am on 11 September 2008

Forty years after Des Connor introduced short lineouts to Test rugby, the former Wallabies and All Blacks halfback has called for more "shock tactics" .

Connor -- who was been inducted into the Wallabies Hall of Fame last night -- has challenged coaches and players to study the game deeper to find more ways of scoring tries.

The former Wallaby captain and coach is a big fan of Robbie Deans and says his only criticism of the modern game is the lack of five-pointers from set-pieces and free kicks.

He says it just takes coaches and players to set their minds to that sort of thing, and perhaps come up with something as radical as the short lineout was then.