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SANZAR Partners agree on Law stance

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Tri Nations on 2 Jul 2008 at 21:37
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SANZAR has underlined its commitment to the Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) process by agreeing on special Tri-Nations ELVs to showcase the best of rugby’s new laws.

Superrugby reports that the competition will be played under the laws that applied in the Super 14 competition, with the addition of two of the ELVs that will be going into global use when the new laws are trialed worldwide from August 1. These two new laws for the Tri-Nations will permit the pulling down of the maul and remove the requirement that teams match numbers at the lineout.

“We believe the laws we will play in the nine matches of the Tri-Nations will provide a rigorous examination of the most fundamental of the ELVs, said Jonathan Stones, CEO of SANZAR.

”We discussed a range of laws options from playing under the old laws, (as they will apply in our June tour programmes) to the “new” ELVs that will apply worldwide from August 1.

“We could not immediately agree on which set to apply as all of them had their merits within the complex laws’ schedule that has been a product of the ELV process in the southern hemisphere. However the solution we agreed on allows our players to approach the competition with the confidence of having played a full Super 14 season under these laws while adding in two that are straightforward, clear-cut and leave no room for the nuances of interpretation.”

New Zealand hosts South Africa in Wellington on July 5 in the opening Tri-Nations fixture of the season.


  • BTW, some was asking for kick-off times for the 3N on one of the threads earlier.

    Below is a link to the 3N log and fixtures.


    you can find the link in the contents section below the CC log.

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.07.08 21:42:18 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • I prefer these variations to the dog’s breakfast they’re blowing in the currie cup

  • Comment 2, posted at 03.07.08 08:33:22 by robdylan Reply
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  • Are you guys doing a http://www.superdreamteams.com/ league?

  • Comment 3, posted at 03.07.08 08:40:19 by molly Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 2) :

    What are they actually blowing in the CC…I cannot make out…there are no free kicks and a hell of a lot of penalties…

    It is having the opposite effect on the game…instead of more time in play there is almost no time…

    Can we not write a letter to SARugby to this effect!??! CC is really frustrating to watch….

  • Comment 4, posted at 03.07.08 14:50:11 by Hmmm Reply

  • @Hmmm (Comment 4) : I agree. I’m hating it.

    I’m not going to waste ink and postage, though… I know they won’t read it.

    The problem is not so much the ELV’s here… they’re playing the same breakdown laws as in the pre-ELV days. The issue here is the IRB directive to get tough on attacking teams sealing off the ball.

  • Comment 5, posted at 03.07.08 14:53:06 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 5) :

    Well whatever it is….it is super frustrating….

    But I don’t believe it is just that…the same directive was given in teh tests and there was not nearly as much stoppage…

  • Comment 6, posted at 03.07.08 15:04:53 by Hmmm Reply


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