Friday, November 30, 2007

Rugby Notes II

There are a bunch of rule laws (not rules, this is rugby not soccer) being proposed for next season.

The key changes include allowing hands in the ruck, no number restrictions at lineout, no passing back into the 22 for a kick into touch on the full, and a 5m offside line from the base of the scrum in defence.

The IRB is hoping to trial the new laws in the Super 14 this coming (northern hemisphere) summer. As this link to a great New Zealand site Rugby Heaven shows, the arrangements are yet to be finalised.

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