World Rugby have introduced law changes that will come into effect this year.
As we enter a new World Cup cycle, World Rugby have unveiled a number of law changes that will come into effect throughout this year.
Although some of the changes remain in the trial phase across a number of competitions around the globe, variations with regard to the laws governing the maul, scrum, offside line and clean out have already been introduced in Super Rugby.
The aim of the sport’s governing body is to create a safer and more attacking orientated game. While many will agree with the variations affecting the maul, scrum and clear out, I personally feel the changes introduced to the off side line gives too much of an advantage to the attacking team.
This is particularly pertinent to sides defending their own line, as it will be far easier for attacking players to get under the body positions of the defenders and touch down.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena