World Rugby has released its latest version of their law book, which is touted at being simpler & shorter by 42% than previously to help reduce complexity & 'grey' areas.
The book has been made easier to read with a reduction in sub-clauses and more logical with laws being rearranged plus repetitions & contraditions removed.
World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont said: “As our game continues to grow around the world, we continue to strive to make the sport as accessible to all. The laws can be difficult to understand for new participants and fans and the new law book goes a long way towards simplifying it and making it easier to understand for players, coaches, referees and the viewing public."
“This has been a truly collaborative effort with every union given the opportunity to contribute. I’d like to thank them and the working group for their full commitment to a comprehensive and important process. I believe what they have produced will make a big difference to the game.”