Ref’s whistle sounds a piercing alarm on rugby rule variations

It’s too early to judge efforts to declutter the game, but there are signs they might be doing it a disservice

22 October 2020 - 19:38

We are yet to enjoy the benefits of the subtle law variations that are aimed at speeding up rugby.

Like ensuring a fair contest for possession between the attacking and defending team, speeding up the game by cleaning up the ruck is an entirely virtuous pursuit...

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