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Ref’s view: Tackle and ball carrier height, 50:22 and no 5m scrums

Dan speaks to RFU national panel referee Adam Wookey about age grade tackle height changes, ball carrier height laws plus the new 50:22 and drop outs instead of 5m scrums being trialled at international rugby.

They discuss:

  • How to referee the tackle height
  • What does the ball carrier height into contact mean
  • What do both look like
  • Why a community referee has one shot, so best ways to deal with that
  • How to referee this area sympathetically but firmly
  • What are the new laws around the 50:22 kick and how referee that
  • What are the new laws around the ball being held up over the line
  • How both might allow the game to work more effectively

Links to the Laws
From The Rugby Paper on 50:22 and 5m scrums
From the RFU on tackle height and the ball carrier dip experiment

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