Simplified Laws .. quick restart

crossref


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Well, one long running old chestnut sorted out , in the draft version at least
[LAWS]
5.When the ball is kicked:
a. Team-mates of the kicker must be behind the ball. Sanction: Scrum.
b. Opposition players must be on or behind the 10-metre line. Sanction: The kick
is retaken
[/LAWS]

No kicks until the oppo are in place ..
 

Dickie E


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How is it different to 13.4?

The old 13.4 is ambiguous in that it is silent on restarts.

[LAWS]13.4 Position of the opposing team at a kick-off
All the opposing team must stand on or behind the 10-metre line. If they are in front of that line or if they charge before the ball is kicked, it is kicked off again.
[/LAWS]

The new stuff now clearly includes restarts:

[LAWS]KICK-OFFS AND RESTART KICKS FOLLOWING A SCORE
5. When the ball is kicked:
a. Team-mates of the kicker must be behind the ball. Sanction: Scrum.
b. Opposition players must be on or behind the 10-metre line.[/LAWS]
 
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