The trial laws begun by World Rugby in the Northern Hemisphere on 1 August receive their first global airing at international level in Hong Kong on 4-5 August at Asia Rugby’s annual Under 20’s Sevens tournament.
Hong Kong referees Matthew Rodden, Patrick Kwok, Stephen Yuen Kwok and Harry Parsons are joined by Seo Insoo from Korea and Hannan Abdul and Eunice Tay from Singaporee in being the irst international referees to implement the latest laws.
Of interest to the young panel in their pre-tournament meetings was whether, in the 7s Game under the new laws, at least 1 scrum player of the side putting in the ball at scrums will always strike for the ball, which at least 1 player must now do, or whether, instead dominant teams might simply drive over the ball without a player touching it.
It will also be the first competitive experience of the new tackle and ruck laws for the mostly teenage players in the 10 men’s and 6 women’s teams participating over the weekend.
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Asia Rugby Under 20 Sevens Series 2017
For detail of the Global Law Trials please view the article below