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10 ELVs ratified into Laws


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 14 May 2009 at 08:20
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The International Rugby Board has formally ratified a recommendation by their rugby committee to approve 10 of the 13 global experimental law variations (ELVs) into the rules of the game.

The AFP reports that the recommendations of the IRB committee were unanimously approved and the integrated set of laws will be implemented globally from May 23.

Most of the 10 ELVs which will become laws of the game relate to the lineout and scrum.

In addition to the suite of global ELVs, three Union-specific ELVs were also approved for integration into law.

These include the ability for a Union to implement a maximum 15-minute half-time in matches under its jurisdiction.

IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said getting the game back under a universal set of laws across the world needed to be implemented as soon as possible.

“The implementation date approved by the IRB council achieves that goal and represents the most suitable application date,” Lapasset said in a statement.

“All international matches from May 23 onwards will be captured, while domestic and regional competitions played across the implementation date will be played under the current ELVs until their conclusion.”

The following ELVs are to be adopted into Law:

Law 6: Assistant referees able to assist referees in any way the referee requires.

Law 19: If a team puts the ball back in their own 22 and the ball is subsequently kicked directly into touch there is no gain in ground.

Law 19: A quick throw may be thrown in straight or towards the throwing team’s goal line.

Law 19: The receiver at the line-out must be two metres back away from the line-out.

Law 19: The player who is in opposition to the player throwing in the ball must stand in the area between the five-metre line and touch line and must be two metres from the line of touch and at least two metres from the line-out.

Law 19: Line-out players may pre-grip a jumper before the ball is thrown in.

Law 19: The lifting of line-out jumpers is permitted.

Law 20: Introduction of an offside line five metres behind the hindmost feet of the scrum.

Law 20: Scrumhalf offside line at the scrum.

Law 20: The corner posts are no longer considered to be touch in goal except when the ball is grounded against the post .

Some unions will be allowed to introduce the following variations:

1. Rolling substitutions at defined levels of the Game.

2. A half-time of not more than 15 minutes, but not at international level.

3. The Under 19 Scrum Law Variation at a defined level of the Game.



19 Comments

  • So maybe OO was right Yesterday, the Lions tour won’t be played under the ELVs.

    They will be Law by then. :wink:

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.05.09 08:30:16 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • “Law 19: If a team puts the ball back in their own 22 and the ball is subsequently kicked directly into touch there is no gain in ground.”

    This is a terrible law. Stopid dumb ass mofo’s at the IRB are creating a kicking game.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.05.09 08:48:31 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • “Law 19: The player who is in opposition to the player throwing in the ball must stand in the area between the five-metre line and touch line and must be two metres from the line of touch and at least two metres from the line-out”

    What on earth is the line of touch? I presume not the same as the touch line or are they using multi terms for the same thing just to create confusion? :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.05.09 09:09:41 by Ollie Reply

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  • well, at least collapsing of the maul is gone.

    I was hoping that the 5m offside line at the scrum would also be binned

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.05.09 09:12:36 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Ollie (Comment 3) : :lol:

    The line of touch is the line through the middle of the lineout. Or the mark where the ball went out.

    The ball goes over the touchline but the line of touch is a line perpendicular with the touch line through where the ball went out.

  • Comment 5, posted at 14.05.09 09:22:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Thanks, that makes it clear. I have no idea what the importance of that law is though, it’s not like 2 metres makes a huge difference to the opposition hooker.

  • Comment 6, posted at 14.05.09 09:28:34 by Ollie Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 4) :

    Actually Rob, as a 10, I quite enjoy that Law. :lol:

  • Comment 7, posted at 14.05.09 09:29:09 by Ollie Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 6) :

    it is to stop him pulling faces and the likes at the opposition hooker when he throws in. :wink:

    Seriously though, it is about preventing him from interfereing with the hooker who throws in and possibly allowing more of an option for a short throw to the front of the LO.

  • Comment 8, posted at 14.05.09 09:31:21 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) :

    Why not just say that then, from 2 metres away I can still chirp and pull moerse ugly faces.

  • Comment 9, posted at 14.05.09 09:35:45 by Ollie Reply

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  • @Worcestershire Sauce (Comment 2) :
    “This is a terrible law. Stopid dumb ass mofo’s at the IRB are creating a kicking game.”
    Agree, agree
    To make the game more appealing find ways to limit the time the ball is kicked. A scrum and or lineout and or lineout and the promise of what can develop from them, is far more appealing than someone hoofing the ball as high in the air and hoping for potluck. Andre Watson may not agree with this.

  • Comment 10, posted at 14.05.09 10:43:09 by Salmonoid Reply

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  • Law 6: Assistant referees able to assist referees in any way the referee requires.

    In any way the ref requires, do not offer if you are not asked?

  • Comment 11, posted at 14.05.09 11:18:47 by Rahul Reply

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  • @Ollie (Comment 7) : Modest :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 14.05.09 11:19:10 by Rahul Reply

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  • I also think to speed things up, the PK should be taken at the spot of the infringement and not be allowed to move AT ALL! Then we will see more teams going for try’s instead of poles

  • Comment 13, posted at 14.05.09 11:24:26 by Rahul Reply

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  • just to get 1 thing right, you are not allowed to colapse a maul? Or are u allowed?

  • Comment 14, posted at 14.05.09 14:38:48 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @Rahul (Comment 13) : @Rahul (Comment 11) : @Salmonoid (Comment 10) : i agree totally on that one, sorry stefan :grin:

  • Comment 15, posted at 14.05.09 14:40:36 by JarsonX Reply
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  • http://www.sharksworld.co.za/2009/03/31/irb-recommendations-after-elv-meeting/

    @JarsonX (Comment 14) :
    Under the ELVs you are but that particular ELV was not approved.

    As to whether it will STAY as an ELV or be dropped completely, i am not sure.

    So for now you will be allowed to collapse a maul until the ELVs are scrapped

  • Comment 16, posted at 14.05.09 14:49:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 16) : well then it must be scraped, it hate that law

  • Comment 17, posted at 14.05.09 14:53:35 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 17) : law/elv :oops:

  • Comment 18, posted at 14.05.09 14:54:32 by JarsonX Reply
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  • @JarsonX (Comment 17) :

    I agree, a maul should be used as a weapon and not be able to be pulled down.

  • Comment 19, posted at 14.05.09 14:59:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

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