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ELV’s to be binned?

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 31 Mar 2009 at 08:11
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Rugby’s Experimental Law Variations (ELVs) look set to be scrapped.

The International Rugby Board (IRB) is holding a two-day meeting in London with member unions and other stakeholders from around the globe to report on the laws trials and to decide which measures will be put to a formal vote.

Reports out of the UK claim most of the ELVs will be abandoned. Even the law that draws the offside line five metres back from the scrum, to give attackers more space, could be binned.

While many complain about rugby’s breakdown problems, All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw has an idea of how to fix the issue. He says helping referees is crucial and a way has to be worked out to help them see more of what is going on.

McCaw is ambivalent as to whether they change the law at the breakdown but says keeping the defensive line five metres back at scrums is a must.



  • There was an article in The Sunday Times about this, and it definitely seems like the ELV’s will be scrapped.

  • Comment 1, posted at 31.03.09 09:26:50 by McLovin Reply
  • http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/rugby_union/article5993407.ece

  • Comment 2, posted at 31.03.09 09:28:05 by McLovin Reply
  • This is good news in my opinion.

    These laws have done nothing but cause confusion, especially amongst the Bulls players. 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 31.03.09 09:34:35 by wpw Reply
  • As for McCaw giving his opinion, he IS the biggest cheat at the breakdown isn’t he?? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 31.03.09 09:35:31 by wpw Reply
  • ELVs are fine.

    Super 14 INBRED ELVs are kak.

  • Comment 5, posted at 31.03.09 09:35:53 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I like the 5m law and the collapsing of the maul law.

    And also the one where you’re not allowed to kick directly into touch if you take the ball back into your 22 law.

  • Comment 6, posted at 31.03.09 09:38:15 by McLovin Reply

  • About fukken time too!

  • Comment 7, posted at 31.03.09 13:00:15 by Loosehead Reply

  • @Loosehead (Comment 7) : don’t hold back 🙂

  • Comment 8, posted at 31.03.09 13:49:02 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 8) : Hopefully it will be the end of the short arm penalty and the endless senseless kicking.

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.04.09 11:17:47 by Loosehead Reply

  • what will Elrond say, though?

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.04.09 11:32:59 by robdylan Reply
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