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Global Law Trials Announced by IRB

The International Rugby Board and its Member Unions have sanctioned a global trial of five aspects of Law amendments following an extensive process of consultation and evaluation.  For background details, read the full announcement. The five Law amendments to be trialled globally are: 1. Law 16.7 (Ruck): The ball has to be used within five seconds […]

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Clarification on Allowable Cleat Patterns

Clarification on Allowable Cleat Patterns- It has recently become apparent there is some confusion in the US on the application of Law 4.4 (i): “A player must not wear a single stud at the toe of the boot.” I have heard reports of referees requiring that players cut a toe stud off molded rubber soles. […]

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