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Ian_Cook
25-12-15, 20:12
Proposal
If, because of a sending off or injury, a team cannot provide enough suitably trained front row players, the match continues with uncontested scrums. In this case the scrums have to be played with 8 players.

Justification
To discourage a team to go to uncontested scrums. In fact, playing with 14 players and 8 players in the scrum should give the opponents more space for the backs and extra attacking options.

Dixie
26-12-15, 08:12
Sensible move to rescind the exception to 20.1(e) - certainly in the pro game. It may be an excessive penalty in the grass roots though - we'll have to see how that plays out.