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Premiership will not adopt World Rugby's law trials to reduce virus risk

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Law trials include eliminating reset scrums and choke tackles New Zealand union already said it will not be adopting trials The Premiership will not be adopting any of World Rugby's law trials designed to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission, the Guardian understands. The law trials, announced by World Rugby on Thursday, include eliminating reset scrums and choke tackles, the introduction of an “orange card” for high tackles and reducing the “use it” time from five seconds to three. All the trials, which are optional, are designed to reduce the risk of transmission among players by...
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World Rugby approves 10 new law trials

1 month ago   |   By Planet Rugby

World Rugby's executive committee has approved 10 optional law trials that provide member unions with measures to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.
Unions can apply to implement one or more of the temporary law amendments as domestic trials in line with the world governing body's return to play guidance.
A World Rugby statement said the trials “provide limits to scrum options with no scrum resets, limits for players joining rucks and mauls, time to play the ball at the base of scrums and rucks reduced from five to three seconds and only one movement permitted for a maul.”
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