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Rugby 7s Substitutions Trial

World Rugby is trialing a variation regarding substitutions in sevens.  The USA Rugby Committee has approved the use of this Variation in all domestic competitions effective June 18, 2016. The exact wording is copied below, but in essence it allows a player to return to the game after having been substituted off.  The team is […]

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Kicking the Ball from Player’s Hands

Clarification 7 – 2015  Union IRFU (Law Reference 15, 16, 22) Date September 9, 2015 Request We are concerned at the increasing practice of an opponent kicking the ball out of the hands of a player who has picked up the ball. This is happening mainly when the ball is won at the breakdown/tackle/ruck and has been picked […]

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2014 World Rugby Clarifications in Law

Clarification 1 2014 Law 12 – Knock-onLaw 12, definition states, “a knock-on occurs when a player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward, or when a player hits the ball forward with hand or arm, or when the ball hits the hand or arm and goes forward, and the ball touches the ground […]

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