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1 2013 International Law Changes Presentation to Clarify Changes

2 Change 1 – Glossary - Kick 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: KICK – means imparting motion to the ball with any part of the leg (except the heel) from knee to toe inclusive Law Terminology updated KICK - means making contact with the ball with any part of the leg (except the heel) from knee to toe inclusive.

3 Change 2 – Glossary 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: In matches involving players 18 years and under, a defender who runs at a ball carrier and without attempting to tackle, grab or hold the ball-carrier, charges to make contact with the shoulder or with the upper arm (tucked into the side) is guilty of an infringement Law Terminology updated Add to Section 15 – Players Misconduct: A player is guilty of misconduct if he (k) uses a shoulder charge on an opponent Shoulder Charge – is where a defender, without attempting to tackle, grab or hold the ball-carrier (or any opposing player) using the arms or hands, makes direct physical contact with the shoulder or the upper arm (tucked into the side) _9ulE

4 Change 3 – Players & Equipment 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: Not currently listed in the International Laws Book 2013 Law Terminology updated The minimum number of players per team allowed on the field in a match is 9. Should less than 9 players – currently participating in the match then, for safety reasons, the match shall be terminated. Current participants are players on the field and players who have been temporarily suspended (sin bin or blood bin). Dismissed players are not deemed as current participants

5 Change 4 – The Corner Post 2012 Interpretation Current Law: Touch in-goal - The ball is in touch in-goal when it or a player in contact with it touches the touch in-goal line, or any object on or outside the touch in-goal line 2013 Law Terminology updated Touch in-goal – The ball is touch in-goal when it touches the corner post, in- goal line, or any object on or outside the touch in-goal line, however, if a player whilst in possession touches the corner post it will not be deemed as touch-in goal

6 Change 5 – Tackle & the PTB 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: If any doubt arises as to a tackle, the Referee should give a verbal instruction to play on or shout held as the case may be 2013 Law Terminology updated - Simultaneous If the referee calls HELD and a player simultaneously continues to run or offloads, as he has not heard the call, the referee will stop play and send the player back to the play the ball.

7 Change 6 - Tackle & the PTB 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: The play-the-ball shall operate as follows: Regain feet (b) The tackled player shall without delay regain his feet where he was tackled, lift the ball clear of the ground, face his opponents goal line and drop or place the ball on the ground in front of his foremost foot Law Terminology updated The play-the-ball shall operate as follows: Regain feet (b) The tackled player shall without delay regain his feet where he was tackled, lift the ball clear of the ground, face his opponents goal line and place the ball on the ground in front of his foremost foot

8 Change 7 – The Scrum 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: Put-in or Feeding the Scrum Section 12, Law 6 (a) The ball shall be put into the scrum from the Referees side by holding it in a horizontal position with a point in each hand and rolling it along the ground into the tunnel formed by the opposing front row forwards 2013 Law Terminology updated The ball is to be fed into the tunnel from the Referees side with the halfback standing square with both hands on the ball

9 Change 7 Cont. – The Scrum 2012 Interpretation Current terminology: Ball in Play: To be in play, the ball must emerge from the scrum after first emerging from between and behind the inner feet of the second row forwards. If the ball does not emerge correctly, and the fault cannot be attributed to any one team, then the ball should be put into the scrum again Law Terminology updated To be in play, the ball must emerge from the scrum between and behind the inner feet of the second row forwards and the scrum is not to break until the referee calls "out". If the ball does not emerge correctly, and the fault cannot be attributed to any one team, then the ball should be put into the scrum again


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