WARRINGTON Wolves want to see Super League's rules aligned to those of the sport in Australia when rugby league resumes in the northern hemisphere next month.

The Rugby Football League Laws Committee has proposed a number of changes but these are yet to be ratified by the RFL board.

Wolves head coach Steve Price says the delay in knowing how the game will look when it restarts makes it challenging for coaches and players to prepare for the impact they could have.

Removing scrums from the sport and the 'six again' rule, whereby the tackle count is restarted by the referee instead of a penalty being awarded after a ruck infringement, would mean the ball being in play for longer during games.

“We haven’t been told what the rules are going to be," said Price.

"We’ve had discussions among coaches but there’s been no set rules so actually it is quite difficult to plan for because it’s still in the unknown.

“I’m a big believer that across the game all the rules should be the same, so that when England are playing the likes of Australia and New Zealand everyone’s on the same page.

“If Australia and the international laws of the game include ‘six again’ and we in Super League don’t, I think there’s going to be big challenges for England to get a result in such games.

“I’m a big believer that the international laws of the game should reach out to all continents, so hopefully it does come off.

"If it does, we as a club are a big supporter of it. It’s more attractive, the ball is in play longer.

"I think (in the NRL) on average there’s been roughly between seven and eight more sets per games, between four to five minutes longer for the ball in play which spectators welcome.

"As a club we’re in favour of it but whether it comes off or not time will tell.”

The Rugby Football League Laws Committee has proposed removing scrums as medical experts believe players would be at far less risk of contracting or spreading Covid-19 without the set-piece for the remainder of the campaign, subject to further guidance from Public Health England.

The “six again” rule is seen as having health benefits in terms of increasing the speed of play-the-balls, therefore reducing the number of players in each tackle and the amount of time spent in close contact.

Another change being considered is teams not being penalised for late changes to squads, with midweek fixtures when the season resumes making it more difficult to make early calls on which players are fit and available.

A new rule had been brought in for 2020 of punishing teams for making late changes to their 21-player matchday squads by the removal of an interchange, so this would be suspended for the remainder of the 2020 season.