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Re: New scrum laws
Posted by: Flumpty
Date: 08/09/2017 08:40
Did anyone spot any evidence of the new scrum laws coming into effect over the weekend?

the most obvious ones that I spotted from behind the posts was Nathan Hughes reaching in to the scrum and retrieving the ball from the 2nd row, allowing Dan Robson to break away earlier, dragging a flanker with him.

From TV coverage, hookers were hooking, rather than scrums being an 8 man shove fest.

Referees are no longer notifying the SH when he's happy that the scrum is set to his satisfaction.

At the Ricoh scrums SEEMED to be competed for,completed quicker, had fewer collapses and the game cracked on.
Not to dissimilar to when TT was hooking at Sale and we seemed to get the ball away at one hell of a rate.

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