Why do referees allow scrum halves to put the ball into their own second rows now
when the law says he has to put the ball in straight.
You can even see from the angle the scrum half stands at that this is exactly what he is
going to do.
If referees are not going to enforce the law what is the point of having a scrum when
you could just have a play the ball as in rugby league?
Most referees would agree with you on this. Most referees officiate at grass roots rugby where the straight put in is enforced. Don't confuse TV showbiz rugby with proper rugby as played every Saturday and Sunday by thousands of players. TV rugby is under pressure to keep the game going and minimise stoppages.
The Rugby Ref