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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    This was announced a while ago. Don't you think it is time that referees saw the proposed new law book. That is if is it coming in so soon?
    I understand it will be available 1st January
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wedgie View Post
    So the current law book was actually written by a 10.6yr old, not a 12 Yr old as we thought...
    Nice try but it said years of formal study. So presumbly you need to have got to year 11 (16/17 yo) to understand the book...now you need to be in year 8...(13/14yo)...so it's more closely now written by a 12yo!!! We've regressed!!!
    Tell em it's Law 23 and smile

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    Rather than make wholesale changes, I would at least be happy if they made a start on this

    "with referee interpretation and regional emphasis making it sometimes seem like a different game is being played from one match to the next."



    Its high time WR stopped individual unions making up their own stuff, and for ALL law interpretations and protocols to come from WR. Tell the RFU, the NZRU the ARU etc that they WILL use WR's interpretations and not their own.
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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    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.
    What fun for refs and coaches

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    Rather than make wholesale changes, I would at least be happy if they made a start on this

    "with referee interpretation and regional emphasis making it sometimes seem like a different game is being played from one match to the next."



    Its high time WR stopped individual unions making up their own stuff, and for ALL law interpretations and protocols to come from WR. Tell the RFU, the NZRU the ARU etc that they WILL use WR's interpretations and not their own.
    Oh that it would happen! You are, of course, spot on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I understand it will be available 1st January
    So my point stands. Why have we not een it if it comes in in less than a month?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post

    So my point stands. Why have we not een it if it comes in in less than a month?
    I would expect that someone up your totem pole has seen it
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    So my point stands. Why have we not een it if it comes in in less than a month?

    I've just had a thought... Is David Davies involved with all of this?

    didds

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    I'm cautiously optimistic; there's certainly room for improvement and clarity. We'll see...

    My question: is the new law book coming into force as of 1 January and superceding the existing one in cases of ambiguity/conflict, or will it be starting next season? It'll be a busy new year...

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    I comfortably predict that IF its true and DOES happen, it will make a few things clearer. Whilst muddying the waters of other areas that until then have been perfectly clear.

    As is oft suggested here, the laws as they are do not in themselves need a total re-write and overly simplifying BUT do need a proper read through, areas of anomalies cleared up definitively (mark from a kick off and restart etc ) and ambiguities cleared up.

    Then a serious look at the new laws by a body that did not write them to see they make sense. By representatives of all areas of the game - elite, grass roots, female, youth, child, deaf, etc etc etc.

    Then the translations from English (presumed language written in?) can occur and a repeat of the reviews done for the draft other language versions!

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    Default Re: Rugby Laws to become Clearer

    So the new book will be roughly half as long, but there are no changes in law?
    I predict there will be more holes in it than in a Swiss Cheese Factory!


    And rugby.com.au start their article with...

    Probably the most complicated rule book in world sport........

    Lazy uninformed journalism.
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