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World Rugby make changes to Law 8


World Rugby announced that with immediate effect, a try will no longer be possible to score by grounding the ball to the post protectors.

This now change Law 8 and it was approved by World Rugby Council during a special meeting on Tuesday. This comes off the recommendation by the international federation’s Rugby Committee and specialist Laws Review Group.

The post protector is no longer an extension of the goal-line and therefore Law 8.2 (a) will read: A try is scored when the attacking player is first to ground the ball in the opponents’ in-goal.

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