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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyseep View Post
    I am going to be optimistic that the large majority of issues and questions we have toiled over on this forum will be resolved, and we won't have to debate the minutia of every law to get a clear answer.
    Where'd be the fun in that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I would expect that someone up your totem pole has seen it
    Not relevant. Why have the refs not seen it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    I've just had a thought... Is David Davies involved with all of this?

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    Well A few months ago he said he'd written it but yesterday he denied it.

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    I'm waiting for the Donald Trump tweet to tell me it's fake news.

    If it is much simpler and easier to use I would like to say my farewells now and thank you for your company over the last few years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    A completely rewritten Law book is quite an undertaking. No matter how carefully it's done , it's bound to have a whole new set of gaps ambiguities.
    It would be nice to see some signs of an infrastructure to it all. Two examples of what I mean.

    Transitions.
    Going from one phase of play to another is imperfectly covered. They need a diagram of some sort that lists all possibilities, and then they can decide what to do about each and where to put it in the laws.

    Touch.
    Similarly they need a list (flow chart perhaps) covering the various options before trying to write the wording to describe the situations. It should also help them to pick the best strategy eg should a player be in until he lands out or vice versa?

    The fact that we are only presented with the final product with no evidence as to how it was derived is unsatisfactory. All we get are some hopeful comments such as "designed to make the game flow better".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    Well A few months ago he said he'd written it but yesterday he denied it.
    Got it in one!

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    How often has the law book been rewritten?

    1871 (55 years) 1926 (43 years) 1969 (31 years) 2000 (18 years) 2018

    How long before it becomes an annual (monthly/weekly/daily/...) event?
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    How often has the law book been rewritten?

    1871 (55 years) 1926 (43 years) 1969 (31 years) 2000 (18 years) 2018

    How long before it becomes an annual (monthly/weekly/daily/...) event?
    Guinness book of laws?

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    This is from the World Rugby press release.

    The result is a law book that is more logically laid out, clearer in its explanations and, with various repetitions and contradictions removed, 42 per cent shorter than the current version.
    Sounds good as long as they have done it properly.

    https://www.worldrugby.org/news/299688

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    The new law book will shortly be printed and distributed in the usual way while an online version will go live on 1 January. As there is no difference in law between the two books, either version can be used for the remainder of the 2017-18 season in the northern hemisphere.

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