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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? :huh:

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..

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