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The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

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The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby iul » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 05:02

i have a hard time seeing how they'll manage to do that. What could they get rid off?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/inte ... understand

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby ihateblazers » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 06:02

Thank God. Sanity has prevailed. Im not an expert on the lawbook but I would think a lot of the sublaws and trying to clarify instead of leaving room for interpretation. A least that's what I would hope.

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby Bogdan_DC » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 06:10

Ha ha, Hansen just said that and after few days rugby Gods do it.:)

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 07:01

NO, it is nothing NEW

WR have formed Law Review Group in around NOV 2015
and Media Releases were issued just before XMAS holidays

Theere were three working groups within it:

1) TMO
2) Maul
3) Simplified Law Book

The latter was comprised of:

Mark Harrington & Ross Tucker (World Rugby)
Chris Cuthbertson (RFU)
Tappe Henning (SRU)
Rod Hill (NZRU)

By 2016 they have ALREADY done one STUPID thing:

DELETED from Laws a workflow for sacrificing a player
when a front-row specialist is needed during sinbin

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How they could cut writ by 50% is beyond my imagination

Georgia RU has NOT receiced anything akin to a draft of a new book

If they proceed with the project, it would be THIRD time in my life-span
that I translated the Union Lawbook - done that in 1990 and again in 2000

Both original sources were written by this person >> Derek Robinson of Bristol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Robinson_(novelist)
http://alchetron.com/Derek-Robinson-(novelist)-367913-W

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby Bogdan_DC » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 07:35

Just joking man :).And definitely he has a point but how they cut 50% is beyond me.

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby sk 88 » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 08:42

I don't know about 50% but I agree that you can make the rules a lot simpler.

with the Maul I liked the ELV that you could sack it/tackle the man at the front. There was a panic about potential injuries but I never saw any data showing an increase in injuries and it didn't remove mauling from the game, just made them more dynamic.

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby Working Class Rugger » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 10:49

sk 88 wrote:I don't know about 50% but I agree that you can make the rules a lot simpler.

with the Maul I liked the ELV that you could sack it/tackle the man at the front. There was a panic about potential injuries but I never saw any data showing an increase in injuries and it didn't remove mauling from the game, just made them more dynamic.


Never understood much of the hysteria around the ELV's.

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby thatrugbyguy » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 14:34

From what I could tell the panic seemed to be about there being less penalty goals. The only way I think you get rid of 50% of the rule book is if you simplify the ruck and maul. I don't know how you do that without shifting to a rugby league style situation, and the only way I think you do that is by taking the contest out of the breakdown. To be honest we see examples of that in the modern game already with teams not committing players to the breakdown at certain times in defence, so maybe it's a natural progression for the game to make that a law.

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Re: The rugby law book will be cut by 50%

Postby FLIDTA RISXVA » Sun, 16 Jul 2017, 15:15

LENGTH OF LAWS
by 2017 edition
MEASURED in A6-sized PAGES

Code: Select all

Law 1 Ground                   6
Law 2 Ball                     2
Law 3 Team                     8
Law 4 Clothing                 4
Law 5 Time                     3
Law 6 Match Officials         10

Law 7 Mode of Play             1
Law 8 Advantage                2
Law 9 Method of Scoring        4
Law 10 Foul Play               9
Law 11 Offside | Onside        6
Law 12 Knock-on | Forward pass 3

Law 13 Kick-off | 22 Drop      7
Law 14 Ball on Ground          2
Law 15 Tackle                  8
Law 16 Ruck                    5
Law 17 Maul                    6
Law 18 Mark                    3 

Law 19 Touch | Lineout        21
Law 20 Scrum                  13
Law 21 Penalty | Free Kicks    7

Law 22 In-goal                 9

TOTAL LENGTH                 139                           



By slashing
19&20 one spares around 24%

deleting 15&16&17 amounts to 14% economy

So, eradication of CONTEST, ie TOTAL LEAGUE-zation = 38%,
no way promised 50%

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