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how exciting.....
06 November, 2018 16:39
Cov and all the other teams in the league will of changed there tackling strategy this week going into the change in laws experiment for the cup. Its a shame we couldnt of had consistency during the games we already had from some of the officials, let alone muddying the water again.

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CovBlueLou (IP Logged)
06 November, 2018 18:30
It is a worry, especially if someone gets it marginally wrong and is yellow or red carded then banned on top!

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HoboAl (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 21:06
Red card scenario hasn't changed under the new law. It is only the risk of yellow cards and penalties that has changed.

Jean H
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Jean H (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 07:57
What are the new laws?

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Mark (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 08:07
No tackle or pretty much any contact above armpit height

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HoboAl (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 08:35
New trial law, as explained by RW, is to try and prevent both the ball carrier and tackler coming into upright contact to reduce concussion incidents.

Tackles must be below the armpit.

If both players are stooping and there is head contact, no offence, classed as a rugby incident.

If tackle is contact to neck and head it is a red card offence (as it is already).

If an arm is stuck out and makes contact with shoulder or tackle is around shoulders, penalty and yellow card.

Players have been prepared for this. Some who have been assessed as "at risk" to the trial law have received additional one to one training.

RW thinks the new law puts the second or covering tackler at more risk than the first.

A pool of 9 referees will cover all cup games and one disciplinary panel will sit for any resulting offences to give continuity to the interpretation of the new law.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2018 09:07 by HoboAl.

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