It seems like we are always changing things in rugby. Every year brings new variations of the way the game is played and run as the search for a perfect outcome continues.
Some of these changes have done wonders towards making rugby a better game, while others have undoubtedly been a step backwards. At times it feels like change is made simply for the sake of change and it would be better to have left what was already a pretty good product alone.
So often people make suggestions on how to improve the game when in reality they are very similar to the way the game was played in yesteryear. Perhaps this as much as anything shows how sometimes its best not to fix what isn't broken. At the end of the day, though, it comes down to making money, which has seen a drastic overhaul of the way rugby has been played since it went professional in late 1995.
However, there have been some glaring blights on the world game in 2012. While many of the recent changes have left a lot of fans scratching their heads, the following five are issues that need to be addressed to make the world game better in the years ahead.