World Rugby outlaws scoring against the post protector

World Rugby outlaws scoring against the post protector

May 13, 2020

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World Rugby has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the post protector. 

World Rugby Chairman Sir Bill Beaumont said: “World Rugby’s mission is to make the game as simple, safe and enjoyable to play as possible. This law amendment reflects that mission.

“By stipulating that an attacking team can no longer score against the post protector and therefore must ground the ball in-goal, this gives defending teams a fair chance of preventing a try from being scored.” 

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