To be fair to the Wildcats this season they have adjusted well winning most of their pre-season games, even though they were the most guilty in the past.
I guess the change in coach and recruiting good imports who would be best in a open game and replacing guys like Robbins with guys like Burdon (a less physical, pure shooter) helps the adjustment. I also assume guys like Redhage and Wagstaff have realised they wont get away with as much this season, which is a good thing, both are good, skilled players but could get too carried away with contact, wrestling, elbows, etc.
Players, learn to play the game properly, ie play propper defence, stop whinging and adjust, play to the whistles, read the rule book, just because you got away with it in the past doesnt mean its within the rules, as most have realised far too much outside of the rules contact was being let go the last few years.
You only have yourselves to blame for foul counts, learn to play propper, clean defense, id say most teams have already adjusted to some point, so NZ and Tigers you have to do the same or you will struggle, can whinge all you like, you wont win ball games. The game has not been turned into netball, its been taken from wrestling back to basketball,
so learn to play basketball, slide your feet properly, keep your hands out, you will do find, lazy defenders/teams who used to hack/grapple and not play real defense and get away with it in the past are now being found out. Your problem not the refs or leagues. Sometimes you just got to take responsibility for your own actions and adjust and abide by the rules, as funny as it sounds.