Level 5 Referee
I've never had a captain say they want to kick off the second half either, but that's because the choice of kick off wasn't on the table and everyone knew it. Let's not forget, under the old system the coin toss loser kicks off first - which if anything, implies that kicking off first is a disadvantage. So I don't think it's entirely impossible that captains exist who would prefer to start the 2nd half in possession.Crikey, how can something so simple be made out to be so complicated. My head hurts!!! In over 400 games i have not once had a captain say id like to kick off the second half. If he/she does win the toss then they would simply stay as they are therefore handing first half kick off to the other team and guess what? They will kick off the second half...voila!!!! You win the toss you pick, you lose you dont. Again in over 400 games i have never had anyone complain about a coin toss. The captains dont really care, unless the sun is out.
As I think my previous post shows, I have a pretty good understanding of the new law. However, as you'll see in the post I quoted, Peter explicitly asked why people were finding it difficult and why people were unhappy with it. I would argue that the first question can be answered by the fact that counter-intuitively only 3 of the 4 options are on the table, and the second question is answered by the discussion around what happens when someone asks to kick off in the second half. Your mileage may vary on how big a deal you think these issue are, but that doesn't mean they don't exist.
Feel free to not engage with the conversation if you think it's so straightforward that you don't need to, but questions were asked and I attempted to answer them. I don't see why that's been met with such apparent irritation?