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World Rugby Updates 2017-18

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GLOBAL LAW TRIALS

In line with the law review timelines, the trials will begin on 1 August 2017 in the northern hemisphere and either 1 January 2017 or 1 January 2018 (for scrum and tackle/ ruck laws) in the southern hemisphere and will last for an initial period of one year.

 

Non-video Laws:

Law:

Law 18 Definition Touch

Law Amedment Trial:

To make a mark a player must have one or both feet on or behind that player's 22-metre line and catch a ball that has reached the plane of the 22-metre line.

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Law:

Law 19.1(c) No Gain in Ground

Law Amedment Trial:

If a player, with one or both feet on or behind the 22-metre line, picks up the ball, which was outside the 22, or catches the ball in front of the 22-metre line and kicks it directly into touch from within the 22, then that player has taken the ball back inside the 22, so there is no gain in ground.

Delete 19.1(e) and re-letter subsequent paragraphs accordingly.

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Law:

20.5 Throwing the ball into the scrum

Law Amedment Trial:

No signal from Referee.

The scrum must stable and there must be no delay once the ball has been presented to the scrum.

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Law:

20.9 (b) Handling in the scrum - exception

Law Amedment Trial:

Allow the No 8 to pick the ball from the feet of the 2nd Rows.

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Law:

Law 22.9 (b) Defending Player in In-goal

Law Amedment Trial:

If a player with one or both feet on or behind the goal line, picks up the ball from within the field of play, or catches the ball in front of the goal line, that player has taken possession of the ball in the field of play.

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Law:

Law 22.9 (d) Defending Player in In-goal

Law Amedment Trial:

If a player with one or both feet on or behind the dead ball line, picks up or catches a ball that has not reached the dead ball line, or touch-in-goal line, that player is deemed to have made the ball dead.

Law: Definition - Possession

Law:

Definition - Possession

Law Amedment Trial:

This happens when a player is carrying the ball (or attempting to bring it under control) or the team has the ball in its control; for example the ball in one half of a scrum or ruck is in that team's possession.

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Law: 3.6 Number of Players - The Team

Law:

3.6 Number of Players - The Team

Law Amedment Trial:

Uncontested scrums as a result of a sending off, temporary suspension or injury must be played with eight players per side.

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Law: 5.7 (e) Time - Part 1

Law:

5.7 (e) Time

Law Amedment Trial:

If a penalty is kicked into touch after time has elapsed without touching another player, the referee allows the throw-in to be taken and play continues until the next time the ball becomes dead.

To end the half, the ball must be tapped before the kick to touch.

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Law: 5.7 (e) Time - Part 2

Law:

5.7 (e) Time

Law Amedment Trial:

If a penalty is kicked into touch after time has elapsed without touching another player, the referee allows the throw-in to be taken and play continues until the next time the ball becomes dead.

To end the half, the ball must be tapped before the kick to touch.

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Law: 8.1 (a) Advantage

Law:

8.1 (a) Advantage

Law Amedment Trial:

When there are multiple penalty infringements by the same team, the referee may allow the captain of the non-offending team to choose the most advantageous of the penalty marks.

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Law: 9.A.1 Method of Scoring

Law:

9.A.1 Method of Scoring

Law Amedment Trial:

Penalty Try. If a player would probably have scored a try but for foul play by an opponent, a penalty try is awarded. No conversion is attempted.

Value: 7 points

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Law: Amended Tackle 15.4 (c)

Law:

Amended Tackle 15.4 (c)

Law Amedment Trial:

The tackler must get up before playing the ball and then can only play from his side of the tackle gate.

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Law: Law 16: Amended Ruck Law

Law:

Law 16: Amended Ruck Law

Law Amedment Trial:

A ruck commences when at least one player is on their feet and over the ball which is on the ground (tackled player, tackler). At this point the offside line is created. A player on his feet may use his hands to pick up the ball as long as this is immediate.  As soon as an opposition player arrives no hands can be used.

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Law: Law 16.4 : Other Ruck Offences - Part 1

Law:

Law 16.4 : Other Ruck Offences

Law Amedment Trial:

A player must not kick the ball out of a ruck.

Sanction: PK

 

The player can only hook it in a backwards motion.

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Law: Law 16.4 : Other Ruck Offences - Part 2

Law:

Law 16.4 : Other Ruck Offences

Law Amedment Trial:

A player must not kick the ball out of a ruck.

Sanction: PK

 

The player can only hook it in a backwards motion.

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Law: Law 19 Touch Definition - Part 1

Law:

Law 19 Touch Definition

Law Amedment Trial:

If the ball has passed the plane of touch when it is caught, then the catcher is not deemed to have taken the ball into touch.

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Law: Law 19 Touch Definition - Part 2

Law:

Law 19 Touch Definition

Law Amedment Trial:

If the ball has not passed the plane of touch when it is caught or picked up, then the catcher is deemed to have taken the ball into touch, regardless of whether the ball was in motion or stationary.

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Law: Law 19 Touch Definition - Part 3

Law:

Law 19 Touch Definition

Law Amedment Trial:

If a player jumps and knocks the ball back into the playing area (or if that player catches the ball and throws it back into the playing area) before landing in touch or touch-in-goal, play continues regardless of whether the ball reaches the plane of touch.

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Law: 20.6 (d) How the scrum half throws in the ball

Law:

20.6 (d) How the scrum half throws in the ball

Law Amedment Trial:

The scrum half must throw the ball in straight, but is allowed to align his shoulder on the middle line of the scrum, therefore allowing him to stand a shoulder width towards his side of the middle line.

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Law: Law 20 Striking after the throw-in

Law:

Law 20 Striking after the throw-in.

Law Amedment Trial:

Once the ball touches the ground in the tunnel, any front row player may use either foot to try to win possession of the ball. One player from the team who put the ball in must strike for the ball.

 

Sanction: FK

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