The Komjadi Cup in Hungary last year took an experimental turn and has generated some interesting results after over 30 complete matches. The main experiment? All fouls, “ordinary” or “major,” were penalized by excluding the offending player. Then, the excluded player was allowed to re-enter play immediately upon reaching the penalty area.
The early results showed a substantial increase in the amount of front-court action, fewer referee whistles, cleaner defense, and quicker man-up advantages.
Maybe a portend of water polo in the future, watch the video to see these interesting rules changes in action.