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Kurtley Beale highlights golden point discussion

Kurtley Beale highlights golden point discussion

Australian center Kurtley Beale believes the sport should look into introducing extra-time or a golden point to settle drawn games.

The debate has reared its head in recent weeks due to the Wallabies and South Africa finishing both of their Rugby Championship fixtures level.

A 23-23 draw in Perth was followed by Saturday's 27-27 tie in Bloemfontein, results that have left both sides frustrated and while draws are a rare occurrence, New Zealand and British Lions had to settle for a tie earlier this year after drawing the final Test.

Rugby league already has a golden point system in knockout matches and Beale believes the time has come for union's authorities to sit down and discuss whether they can change the rules to settle games.

"I think you've definitely got to look into it," Beale said. "A five minute break, or maybe a 10-minute break up on the Highveld just to get the oxygen in the lungs a bit ... and get back into it.

"It's just a dull feeling. 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. Both teams thought they should have won and for the fans, really, it probably would be better for them to get a certain result."

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