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Voetap
03-02-16, 18:02
The 2016 edition of the Laws of the Game omits 16 paragraphs (e to t) from Law 3.5 that are present in the 2015 edition (see image below).

Are these omissions intentional, or a printing gremlin?

They seem to be deliberate, as the same paragraphs are also omitted from the online version (http://laws.worldrugby.org/?law=3.5) of the Laws. Or am I holding the wrong end of the stick again?


Why were these omitted (simplification?), and what are the implications for referees?

http://www.rugbyrefs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3384&stc=1

chrismtl
03-02-16, 18:02
You can read all about them here:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpulse-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fworldrugby%2Fdocument%2F2 015%2F12%2F22%2F27308972-0109-476b-81f4-c231afcbfbf6%2FLRG_Minor_Law_Amendments.pdf&h=WAQG_Tze-

Voetap
03-02-16, 19:02
You can read all about them here:

https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fpulse-static-files.s3.amazonaws.com%2Fworldrugby%2Fdocument%2F2 015%2F12%2F22%2F27308972-0109-476b-81f4-c231afcbfbf6%2FLRG_Minor_Law_Amendments.pdf&h=WAQG_Tze-

Thanks, I'll check it out. The link seems to redirect to a file that automatically downloads?

In any case, given the omission, it is odd that Law 3.4 (d) in the 2016 edition has not been amended accordingly, and still refers to two of the omitted paragraphs (f) and (g):

(d) A team can substitute up to two front row players (subject to Law 3.5 (f) and (g) when it may be three) and up to five other players.

menace
04-02-16, 02:02
It doesn't seem to be getting any better as 3.7 is perplexing...As I can't see an exception in 3.5 that would fit?
3.7 SENT OFF FOR FOUL PLAY
A player sent off for foul play must not be replaced or substituted. For an exception to this Law, refer to Law 3.5.
Perhaps they meant to change that reference to 3.6? :shrug:
There are other references to 3.5 that will cause confusion.....damn that 12 y.o editor!