Hull KR head coach Tony Smith believes the introduction of the six again rule could dramatically change the way Super League clubs recruit.

The law change has been adopted by Super League following a successful launch in the NRL, while scrums have also been scrapped.

Referees now restart the tackle count for a ruck infringement unless they view it as a professional foul, which is an automatic sin-binning.

The new rule is designed to speed the game up and the move is set to have far-reaching implications.

Fast players are going to become more valuable, while big forwards could find themselves edged out of teams.

Smith feels the change could suit his young and mobile KR side during the remainder of the 2020 season and is anticipating an interesting period in the recruitment market.

“I’m hoping it helps us,” he told Hull Live.

“We haven’t got the biggest pack in the world but hopefully they’re mobile enough to handle these rule changes.

“It’s going to be interesting because you’ve got to have big players that have good engines now.

“When you make rule changes as dramatic as we are it changes all your recruitment policies. People who have signed players on three or four-year deals and they’re a certain size and mobility might be regretting or ruing some of their decision making just as quickly as this rule change comes in.

“It has a bigger effect than just what happens on the field. We’ve got to consider a whole lot of things when they make a rule change. It can have a dramatic effect in many ways.

“That’s some of what we’re considering at the moment about how we recruit and who we recruit and what we need. The next few weeks will be interesting.”