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GeneralRugby Union trial law changes for 2013. Pin
PHS24131-Jan-13 10:20
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I kid not but two of the trial law changes introduced for 2013 are "Allowing players to wear GPS units on the field" and "Allowing women to play with long tights."

For those that aren't aware the southern hemisphere nations usually trial experimental law changes in selected matches. Where there is general agreement, the franchises can use the trial laws in domestic competitions only. If ratified, the laws get written in the official IRB books and the northern teams use them when their season starts in September.

Given that a rugby pitch is what, roughly, 100 x 50 meters, how the f**k can players lose themselves that they need a GPS? What follows on from women being allowed to wear long tights? Mandatory lipstick and hair-do breaks?

The school I was at experimented with a change (around 1970) to the lineout where five players from each team stood alternately in single file. It was supposed to make it easier for referees to spot infringments. It was a f**kup supreme and thankfully died after the second waste of a game. As for GPS...
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Colin Mullikin31-Jan-13 10:45
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Matthew Faithfull31-Jan-13 23:21
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Jörgen Andersson31-Jan-13 10:57
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