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    High tackle warnings to be trialled in Super Rugby

    Today at 8:24 AM Super Rugby
    by AAP

    World Rugby have introduced a set of law amendments which will be trialled at various tournaments this year in a bid to improve player safety and reduce the risk of injuries.

    The trials were approved for the four-year law amendment review cycle that began after the 2019 World Cup following an analysis by the Law Review Group last March and several unions expressed interest in operating one or more of the trials.

    Preventing dangerous high tackles remains a high priority for World Rugby as they look to reduce the number of concussions.

    The High Tackle Technique Warning, which was trialled at the World Rugby U20 Championship and reduced concussions by more than 50 per cent, will now be trialled in the Super Rugby championship which begins on January 31 and also the Top 14 in France.

    "While the recent Rugby World Cup demonstrated a slight decrease in injury rates and a 30 per cent reduction in concussions owing to the implementation of evidence-based injury prevention programmes, we can and must do more to reduce injuries at all levels," World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said in a statement.

    "We've already seen hugely encouraging initial outcomes and feedback from Australia's National Rugby Championship and are delighted to have such a broad range of elite and community leagues running trials thanks to the support of our unions and regions."

    Reducing the tackle height to the waist is also part of the package of law amendments in a bid to reduce injuries to both the tackled player and tackler while also encouraging more offloads.

    Teams will also have the opportunity to review yellow cards for players sent to the sin bin so that those guilty of dangerous foul play are rightly awarded a red card instead of a yellow.

    The Law Review Group will reconvene in March to review the trials' results before making recommendations to the Rugby Committee.

    The other amendments to be trialled across the globe are:

    * 50:22 kick - If the team in possession kicks the ball from inside their own half indirectly into touch inside their opponents' 22 or from inside their own 22 into their opponents' half, they will throw in to the resultant lineout.

    * The introduction of an infringement (penalty and free-kick) limit for teams. Once a team has reached the limit, a mandatory yellow card is given to the last offending player as a team sanction.

    * The awarding of a goal-line drop-out to the defending team when an attacking player, who brings the ball into in-goal, is held up.

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    so you can't hold a player up over the try line because it would be classified as a high tackle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brokendown gunfighter View Post
    so you can't hold a player up over the try line because it would be classified as a high tackle?
    and if he did hold up the player above the waist and it was the teams infringement limit, the defender would be yellow carded.
    which shirley would mean a penalty try for the attacking team?

    FFS i don't want to watch touch rugby.
    i think the refs were hard but fair on all the high tackles in the world cup in an effort to stamp it out.
    i would prefer to stick with that path.

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    It looks like “ foul play “will increasingly influence results of matches rather than skills and good play . It will have to be monitored very carefully.

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