THE new rules making for a faster game may force some Super League clubs to rethink their forward options – but not Warrington Wolves.

That’s the view of co-captain Chris Hill, who thinks a quicker game suits him and his front-row colleagues at the club down to the ground.

For the remainder of the year at least, there will be no scrums and the “six again” rule first introduced in the NRL, where ruck infringements are punished by a restart of the tackle count as opposed to a penalty, has been adopted.

Hill believes teams are not committing as many men to the tackle later in sets to stop themselves falling foul of the new rules.

He does not subscribe to a quicker game being a death knell for the game’s big men, at least at The Wire.

“We were talking about this the other day and there’s a fine line nowadays between being a big man and being able to move on your feet laterally,” he said.

“At times, the games are like a tig-and-pass game you have in training!

“We’ve prepared well for it. I think it stands myself and Coops in good stead in terms of what we can offer as well as the big lads off the bench.

“It suits us, I think some teams might have to look at other options.

“It’s definitely changed the game, the ball in play is a massive factor now.

I think a lot of players had the six-again rule in the back of their minds.

“I’ve watched a bit of NRL and you find there’s not as many in the tackle on plays three, four and five.

“There wasn’t many in our game (against Hull KR last weekend) – I thought James Child did a great job of keeping it flowing which probably worked to our advantage in the end.

“There’s not much thinking time now. You’ve got to react quickly.”

Wolves are sitting at three straight Super League wins either side of the five-month coronavirus shutdown and face Huddersfield Giants tomorrow.

Simon Woolford’s side have enjoyed a bright start to the season with four wins from six outings, but surrendered a comfortable lead to lose in golden point extra time to Leeds Rhinos in their first game after the restart.

“They’ve got a few big boys like (James) Gavet and (Suaia) Matagi who look in better shape than before Covid.

“They’ll be ready and raring after a week off.

“We know it’s going to be a battle up front – nine out of 10 games are won and lost there.

“We’ve done our homework and we’ll concentrate on ourselves being ready this week.”