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    Scrum feeds tweaked in new World Rugby changes

    World Rugby has added a handful of new law changes ahead of the 2018 Northern Hemisphere season.


    This time around the laws are focused on scrums and the ruck.


    One of those is front rowers must hook the ball when the ball is fed, with any front rower able to use either foot to try and win possession of the ball.


    No. 8s will now also be able to pick the ball up from second rowers’ feet in a bid to keep scrums moving quicker.


    Feeding scrumhalves will also be able to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their side of the scrum, putting them in a more advantageous position, though they will still need to feed the ball straight.


    The referee will also not signal the scrumhalf to feed the ball.




    World Rugby wants to reduce scrum collapses and penalties. Photo: RUGBY.com.au/Stuart Walmsley
    Elsewhere, a ruck now begins when at least one player is on their feet and over the ball.


    Players on their feet and pick up the ball, as long as that’s immediate.


    The tackler must now get up and re-enter through the ‘gate’ before being able to play the ball.


    Players also won’t be able to kick the ball through the ruck, rather needing to hook it backwards.


    The laws were trialled in June’s World U20s Championship and resulted in fewer scrum penalties and collapses.


    These changes are on top of laws introduced earlier this year, that included allowing players to kick to the corner and take their lineout after time has been blown.

    http://www.rugby.com.au/news/2017/07...w-changes-2018

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    The tackler must now get up and re-enter through the ‘gate’ before being able to play the ball

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    Seems they are intent on speeding up the ruck and scrum by hampering the contest. Now where have I seen that before.

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    Apparently they want you to kick the ball away after 5 phases.

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    No, the limitation of phases will come after the Waratahs win a game by catching the kick and taking 40 minutes to pick n drive the ball into drop goal range.

    Second thoughts, it won't be the tahs, they don't commit to rucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GIGS20 View Post
    No, the limitation of phases will come after the Waratahs win a game by catching the kick and taking 40 minutes to pick n drive the ball into drop goal range.

    Second thoughts, it won't be the tahs, they don't commit to rucks.
    That sound is the joke flying over your head.

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    So given the law changes not going to see hooper out of the wallabies any time soon.

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    Don't support further changes to the laws at the breakdown.

    The game is supposed to be competition for the ball - at every opportunity.

    Changing the game - and not for the better.

    Just a move towards Rugby League.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandgroperrugby View Post
    So given the law changes not going to see hooper out of the wallabies any time soon.
    This decision wan't about limiting Hooper, nobody in the world is scared of him. It is all about Limiting the AllBlacks.

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