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    Default Players wearing gloves

    Last weekend James O’Connor playing for Sale Sharks against Bath was wearing gloves covering the full length of his fingers.

    Law 4.4 Banned items of clothing:
    (e) A player must not wear gloves.

    Regulation 12 states that mits can be worn with fingers extending to the outer joint but no further.

    Does anyone know whether James O’Connor had specific dispensation or whether there has been a change to Law 4 or Regulation 12?
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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    Haven't seen it, but I wonder if he was wearing mitts with tape on the ends of his fingers? Quite a number of premiership playes seem to be taping fingers from at least the middle joint.

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    A picture would be helpful.

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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3R3cvbLsbAk

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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    A picture would be helpful.

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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    A picture would be helpful.
    See link

    http://e2.365dm.com/17/12/16-9/20/sk...20171223171337

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    https://media.gettyimages.com/photos...9208?s=612x612
    Last edited by Jolly Roger; 31-12-17 at 19:12.
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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    Those photos, from several games, all show what looks like gloves to me. Than you. So it would be interesting to know why officials let him wear them.

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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    Presumably because the referee failed to tell him to remove them and the opposition failed to complain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post
    Presumably because the referee failed to tell him to remove them and the opposition failed to complain.
    Well yes clearly he failed. But you not answered the question:


    "WHY?"

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    Default Re: Players wearing gloves

    Just another example of referees not enforcing clothing regulations at the top level. I'm thinking big shoulder pads, chest pads, upper arm pads etc which make a mockery of the official limits on such protection.

    I don't want rugby heading the American Football way (I enjoy that game immensely, but I don't want rugby heading down the 'protection' route)

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