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  1. Amiga500

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    https://www.the42.ie/world-rugby-breakdown-working-group-5024460-Feb2020/

    So. Anyone any suggestions?

    Or will they generate a load of laws that they will then proceed to ignore?
     
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    Maybe start by attempting to enforce the existing laws.
     
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    As much as it pains me to say it, if safety is key you've got to kill the jackal. A good to perfect jackal is impossible to clear safely and legally and the type of clear out needed is illegal and often ignored. So either we keep dangerous player, give the defence an overpowered turnover weapon, or kill it.

    If this happens though you'd probably have to commit more players to old school type rucks which will create more space.
     
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    INB4 leading coaches are
    Schmidt
    Foster
    Cotten
    Robertson
    Gatland
    Joseph
    Boyd
     
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    To be fair would you want Jones in there? He'd probably replace the ruck with a stoppage where possession will be decided entirely based on which team the nearest lock to the ball plays for.
     
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    or only 9's can jackal.
     
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    You'd think he'd then play Tom Curry at 9 but he'd actually get Dan Cole back for the role!
     
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    Player safety or all out attacking rugby.

    we know which one world rugby will choose and I dont know if it necessarily makes for more exciting rugby.

    In my mind. Call holding on quicker but make sure they have two hands on the ball and are clearly supporting their own weight. If they aren’t legal they’ll get cleared off but they need to reward good defensive play. Right now you can make a good decision but get blown out by 700 pounds and lose the ball. On the flip side guys with their elbows on the floor and a finger tip on the ball are currently winning penalties.
     
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    For me.
    Tackle is made then no more than 2 players from each side to be involved in ruck plus the tackler and tackled player.
    Most likely will result it uncontested at tackle area other than obvious turnover opportunities.
    Leaves less space on pitch however.
    See no real issue at Maul so will be the ruck area that is looked at.
    Less players means clearer views for refs.
    Wether enforced or not who knows.
     
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