Dónal Óg Cusack has called for the new interpretation of hurling's advantage rule to be stopped immediately.

Speaking on RTÉ's Allianz League Sunday as he and former Limerick All-Ireland winner Shane Dowling analysed the action and the impact of the new rules on the opening weekend of the 2021 National League, Cusack called for the new interpretation of the advantage rule in particular to be immediately struck from the rulebook and that it "goes against the ethos" of the game and will take some of the attractive points about hurling away.

"It's just one of those things that the GAA have to change ASAP," he said.

"It just has to change ASAP. I'd hate to think that hurling is suffering because of some of the ills that exist in football.

"As an association, on too many occasions we treat both games in the same way when they're two very different sports."

He added that "that advantage rule is the worst thing I've seen brought into the game since the rubber sliotar was introduced in 2003".

Dowling agreed with Cusack's view about the merits of the advantage rule.

"Why they brought this in I have no idea," he said, adding that "it's going to slow the ball down even more".

"The advantage rule was top class. It cut down on the frees. There were so many scenarios across the whole games yesterday and there's no need for it. I think it's a joke."

However, on the sin-bin, Cusack felt that was "brought in for the right reasons" but added that "consistency is the big challenge" on its application.