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New Maul Laws

Post by Becca » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:47 pm

I couldn't believe what I was hearing when watching the Ireland Vs New Zeakland game yesterday. Apparently the IRB are br9inging in new laws making It legal to collapse mauls. It angered me and also Stuart Barns who was commentating on the game. The IRB brout the new scrum Laws in so as they sa9id playe5rs didn't get seriously hurt injured like Matt Hamson. Now If I remember he wasn't injured by a srum collapsing on him. It was a maul. So by changing these Laws how maany more players will be injued like him.
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Post by captain_insaino » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:52 pm

collapsing a maul probably isn't as dangerous as collapsing a scrum but players will still probably get injured due to this new law
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Post by KingKong(2.15) » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:52 pm

Was not Matt Hampson injured in scrum practice?
But yes, I was always led to believe the laws prevented maul collapsing for safety's sake principally.
Also, im sure the ELVs have been argued to death elsewhere on this forum.

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Post by captain_insaino » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:58 pm

matt hampson's injury happened when a scrum collapsed in training. 9 times out of 10 he would have got up and been fine but the abnormality of the accident paralised him from the neck down
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Post by dailywaffle » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:39 pm

KingKong(2.15) wrote:Was not Matt Hampson injured in scrum practice?
But yes, I was always led to believe the laws prevented maul collapsing for safety's sake principally.
Also, im sure the ELVs have been argued to death elsewhere on this forum.
Yes.
Yes.
Yes, although I'm happy to reaffirm that this is the one ELV that will be played in the GP next season that I am unhappy about.

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Post by Bill W » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:44 pm

I understand that this ELV will not be applied to under 19 rugby in England.

Well done RFU.
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Post by dailywaffle » Sun Jun 08, 2008 5:45 pm

Bill W wrote:I understand that this ELV will not be applied to under 19 rugby in England.

Well done RFU.
Agreed. I've also heard it said that the RFU is still trying, behind the scenes, to gather further resistance to this particular ELV.

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Post by Tigre_Pazza » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:45 pm

I believe the new law states that the only way you can pull a maul down is from above the hips of the opposing player. So, it is illegal to 'take out' a players legs but you can pull a man to ground [not around the head/neck though.] This is obviously still dangerous and the law makers have experimented with under 20's more often than not. With all due respect to the aforementioned players, they are not fully developed, physically monstrous rugby players!
The law will supposedly speed up play by changing the point of attack more often. Lots of mini-mauls will prob become the norm...does anybody else feel we are moving towards a game bearing a lot of resemblance to another oval shaped ball game.

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Post by Pete » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:48 pm

Does this mean no 18 or 19 year old forwardss will be allowed to play top level rugby?

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Post by dailywaffle » Sun Jun 08, 2008 7:53 pm

Tigre_Pazza wrote:I believe the new law states that the only way you can pull a maul down is from above the hips of the opposing player. So, it is illegal to 'take out' a players legs but you can pull a man to ground [not around the head/neck though.]
Yes, shoulders to hips.

For a full briefing on the 13 ELV's being globally trialled, see here:

http://www.irb.com/mm/document/newsmedi ... l_5097.pdf

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Post by Bill W » Sun Jun 08, 2008 8:47 pm

Pete wrote:Does this mean no 18 or 19 year old forwards will be allowed to play top level rugby?
I think not Pete. Merely that U19 competitions will not apply that particular ELV.
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Post by steve424 » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:10 pm

[quote="Bill W"][quote="Pete"]Does this mean no 18 or 19 year old forwards will be allowed to play top level rugby?[/quote]

I think not Pete. Merely that U19 competitions will not apply that particular ELV.[/quote]

Ahh good! i thought i may have to go back down the U19 when its to easy!

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Post by triage » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:15 pm

Bill W wrote:I understand that this ELV will not be applied to under 19 rugby in England.

Well done RFU.
I am not sure about that as the laws specifically state

Important notes:
• the Laws of the Game, unless specifically amended by the ELVs, remain unaltered
• the ELVs also apply to the Sevens and Under 19 Variations


if the RFU change this so it doesn't apply to under 19 rugby this could have serious repercussions with the IRB...after all the RFU were i believe there when they were approved for use next year. Part of the review at the end of the season will be based on what happens at under 19 as well as senior rugby.
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Post by Bill W » Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:27 pm

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