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    World Rugby Laws 2018 EN.pdf
    Age Grade crib sheet.pdf
    Crib sheet for new laws.pdf

    Dear All,

    Please find attached the following documents:

    The new sanction table for the Adult game applicable as of 1 January 2018 (please note that the link on the RFU website will be updated on 1 January 2018); and
    The new World Rugby Simplified Law Book.
    A ‘crib sheet’ to assist with cross-referencing.

    As you may be aware, Unions recently took part in a consultation process by World Rugby on the existing Laws of the Game and the sanctions table. The RFU contributed to the consultation and a decision has been made by the World Rugby Council that the new, simplified Laws of the Game and revised sanction tables will come into force globally as of 1 January 2018.

    The key changes to be aware of are as follows:

    1. Foul play is now under Law 9 rather than Law 10.
    2. (this is a table of cross reference offences which are in the attachments).
    3. All changes in the adult sanction table are replicated in the new Age Grade table in Appendix 6.
    4. There is a new act of dangerous play under Law 9.11 in the 2018 Law Book which is “players must not do anything that is reckless or dangerous to others”. World Rugby have explained their rationale for introducing this “catch-all” act of dangerous play:
    This was considered a useful addition to the Laws and Sanction Table as a “catch-all” solution to ensure that a Referee/Citing Commissioner/Judicial Committee has a solution if faced with an infringement that does not easily fit into one of the other existing offences. An example: jumping into a tackle is not captured under any of the existing offences but may in some cases be reckless or dangerous.
    This new offence should only be used where the offence does not fit into one of the other offences listed in Law 9.
    5. There is no corresponding reference in the sanctions table to new Laws 9.21-9.24. This is intentional from World Rugby as they are of the view that none of these offences will lead to a red card or a citing and therefore are for on-field use by the match officials only.
    6. Please note that there is no separate law or sanction table entry for verbal or physical abuse of a match official. Any verbal abuse of another person (including an opposition Player/Spectator/Match Official etc) should be charged under Law 9.12 and any physical abuse/incidental physical contact of a match official (including the use of threatening words/actions) should be charged under Law 9.27.
    7. Please note that all updated forms (including short judgment forms/citing report forms/red card reports/yellow card reports and match official abuse forms) will be circulated to everyone before the first round of fixtures in 2018. The RFU handbook will be updated online as of the 1st January 2018 and should be used for all hearings.

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    Default Re: World Rugby Simplified Law Book 2018

    The final version, excellent .. here we go again!

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    Thanks Phil

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    "An example: jumping into a tackle is not captured under any of the existing offences but may in some cases be reckless or dangerous."

    So jumping to catch a ball that will end with you landing on a player standing on the ground is thus presumably also reckless/dangerous?

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    Default Re: World Rugby Simplified Law Book 2018

    So no reference to the variations we have been playing this season - I assume they apply until the end of the season.

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    Yes variations continue until (at least) the end of current season.
    Implementation this year will enable at least a year of evaluation before the moratorium on law amendment begins a year out from Rugby World Cup 2019.
    Source: WR https://www.worldrugby.org/news/266973?lang=en
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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    "An example: jumping into a tackle is not captured under any of the existing offences but may in some cases be reckless or dangerous."

    So jumping to catch a ball that will end with you landing on a player standing on the ground is thus presumably also reckless/dangerous?

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    I guess your underlined bit should read

    So jumping to catch a ball that will end with you landing on a player standing on the ground MAY IN SOME CASES be reckless/dangerous?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    The final version, excellent .. here we go again!
    Apart from the addition of diagrams, how much does it differ from the "draft"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    I guess your underlined bit should read

    So jumping to catch a ball that will end with you landing on a player standing on the ground MAY IN SOME CASES be reckless/dangerous?

    - - - Updated - - -
    fair enough. Though I confess I'm struggling to think of a time when somebody jumping for the ball, weighing 16+ stones on the whole, landing on somebody beneath them wouldn't be reckless or dangerous. Unless we are into the realms of "is a one inch jump a jump" ?

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    THat's for the referee to judge.

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    Default Re: World Rugby Simplified Law Book 2018

    and therein lies the rub.

    A kicks ball high and long.

    B is right underneath it - not needing to move.

    B now has to judge whether the ref will judge him liable if A runs and launches himself at B in order to catch the ball.

    ridiculous.

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