IRB chairman Bernard Lapasset said: “We have a collective responsibility to ensure that the Game is as enjoyable to play, officiate and watch as possible at every level while player welfare is of paramount importance.”The IRB now want your opinion on how the law trials are working this season before they decide to bring any of them into force permanently. To give your views on the trials, just complete this quick survey – it’s available in English, French and Spanish. Five-second rule: Teams will be no longer be able to keep the ball at the back of a ruck for a long periodTHIS SEASON five law amendments are being trialled across the globe in both domestic and international games, including the speeding up of rucks.One of the key changes being trialled – from August 2012 in the northern hemisphere and January 2013 in the South – is a limit on the time that the ball is available at the back of a ruck before being played. If teams fail to play the ball within five seconds of the referee calling “use it”, the defending team will be awarded a scrum.If the ball goes into touch from a knock-on, teams will also be able to opt for a lineout rather than a scrum – and that includes being able to take a quick throw-in.The five law amendments to be trialled in full are:1. Law 16.7 (Ruck): The ball has to be used within five seconds of it being made available at the back of a ruck following a warning from the referee to “use it”. Sanction – Scrum.2. 19.2 (b) (Quick Throw-In) For a quick throw in, the player may be anywhere outside the field of play between the line of touch and the player’s goal line.3. 19.4 (who throws in) When the ball goes into touch from a knock-on, the non-offending team will be offered the choice of a lineout at the point the ball crossed the touch line; or a scrum at the place of the knock-on. The non-offending team may exercise this option by taking a quick throw-in.4. 21.4 Penalty and free kick options and requirements: Lineout alternative. A team awarded a penalty or a free kick at a lineout may choose a further lineout, they throw in. This is in addition to the scrum option. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS 5. A conversion kick must be completed within one minute 30 seconds from the time that a try has been awarded.The IRB is also trailling an extension of the TMO’s powers, with video referees allowed to look at foul play and incidents in the lead up to tries, such as forward passes. In the Aviva Premiership, referrals to the TMO can now go back to the previous restart (set-piece, penalty/free-kick, kick-off or restart), while in South Africa’s Currie Cup referrals could only go two phases back.All change? The scrum engagement call is being reviewedDuring the autumn Tests, teams are able to pick an extra front-row player on the bench to take the number of replacements to eight.There has been an increase in the number of replacements allowed in a sevens match, with teams able to substitute up to five players.The final review announced by the IRB concerned the growing controversy at scrum time. The Laws Representative Group is already looking into issues at the scrummage and after successful trials they have been asked to consider a change to the calling sequence. Instead of the current ‘Crouch, touch, pause, engage’, it is being proposed that the referee calls: ‘Crouch, touch, set’. NOT FOR FEATURE
Vancouver – Clark County Public Health officials are warning property owners of the risks of rain and snowmelt draining into their septic systems and saturating drain fields.Officials urge home and business owners to self-inspect their drain friends and tank locations for sewage that may surface in the next two weeks.If any problems are found, consult a certified inspector, which can be found at: www.clark.wa.gov/public-health/site-septic-systems.Septic system owners can prevent sewage surfacing or backups by reducing water use during rainy periods. Limiting water use also helps drain fields recover.
Captain’s call: Dean Mumm poses for the snappers after being unveiled as the new captain for the Exeter ChiefsBy Alan DymockCAPTAINS SAY a lot about your team. You can pick the biggest name in your squad or you can pick the old-stager who has been there, done it, torn the t-shirt off and moaned about a life spent wearing tracksuits. Whoever it is, though, normally tells you about the values and direction of a side.Already this off-season big clubs have announced changes to their leadership structure. Dean Mumm, the Australian lock, has been picked as the man to lead Aviva Premiership side Exeter Chiefs through their next season. Peter O’Mahony has replaced ever-present Paul O’Connell as the leader for Munster, at the ripe old age of 24. For London Irish who will hope to stave off relegation from the Premiership once again, they have picked last year’s stand out performer George Skivington to take on the role full-time.Staying put: Dylan Hartley will remain as the Saints skipperThe question of who other clubs keep backing and replace is an interesting one. Keeping a captain can suggest a club is happy where they are or what their values are. Dylan Hartley will remain as Northampton Saints skipper, so obviously the club appreciate what he does for their image and chances of winning. Yet change can suggest a desire to become something else. Of course, sometimes a name is picked because there are simply no other candidates.Some teams must be considering whether to stick or twist. For example, London Wasps have lost one of their leaders in Marco Wentzel, but keep Hugo Southwell. Does Southwell remain in his role overlooking a young and exciting squad?Sale Sharks, on the other hand, have lost several personnel. They pride themselves on their grit, so despite the challenges they will face this season, do they keep David Seymour in to spearhead their approach? It is a similar question that faces Llanelli Scarlets. Rob McCusker was captain last term, and with big names like Matthew Ress, George North, Andrew Fenby and Tavis Knoyle moving in and only one well-known player coming in, in the form of John Barclay, perhaps they have no option but to stick. Mind you, there are the instances where there is no evolution or revolution; there is just necessity.With Jim Hamilton now at Montpellier, Gloucester need a captain. If Mike Tindall and Hamilton have been unable to play, 24-year-old Tom Savage has stepped into the breach. He may be the man that DoR Nigel Davies wants, with few others shooting their hands up, but how can you know. There are so many young talents there, anyone in the creche could get the golden rattle. DUBLIN, IRELAND – MAY 17: Leinster captain Jamie Heaslip (c) and team mates celebrate after winning the Amlin Challenge Cup Final match between Leinster and Stade Francais Paris at Royal Dublin Society on May 17, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) With clubs like Edinburgh and Glasgow Warriors, too, there seems almost no reason at all to change their leadership structures.The next logical full-time Leinster captain?: Jamie HeaslipThe fans will have no real say in this matter. It comes down to a coach’s discretion. If they like a player or that person has done the job through every tough game in recent memory it is hard to stick. Sometimes the coaches do not have time for sentimentality. Look at Leinster. A new coach comes in, Matt O’Connor. He has long-serving leader Leo Cullen with him and behind that Brian O’Driscoll who is set for one more year. Does he stick with what was there before him? It is difficult, because it is well known that Cullen will blow himself to bits for the cause – it has been overheard before that it will be a miracle if the second row can walk when he is in his 50s – but in the RaboDirect Pro12 final the skipper insisted on lifting the cup in tandem with Jamie Heaslip.O’Connor could do worse than to facilitate a changing of the guard that is already underway. Some changes just make sense. Another example would be if Rob Webber took over as captain of Bath. Few would grumble. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
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