Experimental Law Variations..
I recently read an artictle in Rugby World that from January the IRB are going to use Scotland's Super Cup as a testing ground for proposed new laws.. These are the ones that I find a bit odd..
1- there is no maximum number of players in the lineout but there is a minimum of two..
Does that mean that the whole team can enter the lineout?
2- When a defender recieves the ball outside the 22m line and passes or takes the ball back inside the 22, the following can occur:
If the ball is then kickd directly into touch, the lineout is in line with where the ball was kicked..
If a tackle, ruck or maul is formed and the ball is then kicked directly into touch, the lineout is where the ball crossed the touchline..
3- The offside line for players (apart from the scrum-half) not in the scrum is five metres behind the hindmost foot of the scrum..
To be fair I think that the rule about the scrum is good because it provides a very good attacking potential..
I would like some views on them please..
07-12-06 04:28 PM
This is gonna f*** up our leagues big style..