Speaking to former All Blacks Jeff Wilson, Mils Muliaina and John Kirwan, Lawrence said there would be positive changes each week as players and referees get used to a stricter application of the breakdown law to create a fairer, faster and safer game.
“Some positives we’ve seen are that in week one the average penalty count was 30, in week two it was down to 25,” Lawrence said. “We are getting some really good movement and player buy-in around things like off-side lines and space, so we are actually starting to see some really good attack. We saw that on Sunday with the Crusaders and Hurricanes moving the ball really nicely over multiple phases."
Watch the full interview below: