Players add voice to law trial forum

By International Rugby Players

Top players in the international game have made their thoughts known ahead of a crucial Law Reviews Group meeting in London this week.

International Rugby Players will be represented at the forum, which will discuss a range of potential law trials.

It follows a previous World Rugby meeting in Paris in March, which also looked at ways to make the game safer. 

Some of the topics up for discussion include: 

  • The 50:22 kick proposal: creating space by encouraging players to drop back from the defensive line
  • Reduction in the number of permitted substitutes
  • Off feet at the ruck / players must leave the ball
  • Delaying the movement of the ruck defensive line
  • Lowering the tackle height
  • Ability to review a yellow card when a player is in the sin bin

International Rugby Players will be represented at the forum by former Leinster and Northampton centre and current IRP Head of Legal, David Quinlan as well as England centre Rachael Burford.

Ahead of the meeting, the players body canvassed a number of high profile men’s and women’s players from the 15s and 7s game to get their feedback on the topical issues and that information will be presented to the LRG.

International Rugby Players

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