I disagree with your disagreement. Decades ago (and much more recently) play went on around injured players until play went near them... injured with the ball, roll aside and give it to someone else. Injured in defenece was play on... there was no incentive to fake injury. However now, knowing that if you lay down the refs have no choice but to stop play means its an easy way for play to be stopped by a struggling defence, ala Reynolds last night. If this is how its going to be because of duty of care, then protocols need to be introduced that force prone players off the field and burn interchanges. For me its becoming a real issue in the game and needs to be sorted... commentators whinge about reducing interchange to increase fatigue are really missing this as a genuine fatigue killer.I disagree, this sort of thing has been going on for decades.
As for that last souths set, its just fucking bullshit.... Teams spend the whole game to play the ball as fast as they can, then that deliberate shit just stinks... not just this game, plenty of others the same. No idea how you fix that one but its fucking ugly and needs addressing.