Laws of the Game: The Player’s View

By International Rugby Players

Episode 14 of the Players Podcast is all about the Laws of the Game.

Ahead of a major Law Reviews meeting in London last week, International Rugby Players got the thoughts of our top players from the Men’s and Women’s 15s and 7s game.

They included All Black Sam Cane, Irish captain Rory Best, Australia’s Mike Hooper, Warren Whiteley from South Africa, England’s Sarah Hunter, Jade Le Pesq from France, Black Ferns captain Sarah Hirini, Australian Sevens Olympic champion Shannon Parry,  Canada’s Harry Jones, James Marshall (NZ), Fergus McFadden (Leinster and Ireland) and Conrad Smith (IRP management).

Apart from discussing the current game, potential law changes were up for debate including:

  • The 50:22 kick 
  • A reduction in the number of substitutions
  • Off feet at ruck and the delayed movement of ruck defensive line
  • Reducing the tackle height to waist level
  • An in-game review of yellow cards 

After the forum, we spoke to player reps David Quinlan and Rachael Burford who represented our players, to dive deeper into the discussion about the current laws and the proposals to make the game safer.

From the 50:22 rule to tackles above the waist, there’s lots to chat about so get comfortable… give us your feedback on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and make sure to check out all of our podcast episodes on Spotify!

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