XRugby is a new adapted format of the game designed to be played on a smaller pitch with reduced physicality.

It is seven a side, easy to play and can be picked up quickly by rugby novices as well as being highly enjoyable for more experienced players. 

A link to the World Rugby website explaining the game and its laws can be found here

Please read as you may soon be refereeing this format. 

XRugby is a new adapted format of the game designed to be played on a smaller pitch with reduced physicality.

It is seven a side, easy to play and can be picked up quickly by rugby novices as well as being highly enjoyable for more experienced players. 

A link to the World Rugby website explaining the game and its laws can be found here

Please read as you may soon be refereeing this format. 

Please note the following law update that has been issued from the World Rugby and takes effect immediately:

There has been an addition to the section of the law book dealing with dangerous play as follows:

Law 9.19

In open play, any player may lift or support a player from the same team. Players who support or lift a teammate must lower the player to the ground safely as soon as the ball is won by a player of either team.

Sanction: Free-kick

This law complements the existing law for lineouts:

18.28.c...... Players who support or lift a team-mate must lower the player to the ground safely as soon as the ball is won by a player of either team. Sanction: Free-kick.

and covers the living of players when receiving the ball after a restart kick.

 

It takes effect immediately.

N-Pro Head gear and Re-focus on dangerous contact with the head

A new document has been issued by World Rugby concerning the use of the N-Pro Head Gear and how the referee should deal with contact with the head.

Follow this link to read the full text of contact with the head

http://worldrugby.matchdaymail.com/index.php?action=social&c=dc6a6489640ca02b0d42dabeb8e46bb7.483

These attachments give more details of the N-Pro

World Rugby NoteRFU Communication

A couple of links that show what the N-Pro is

http://irishpost.co.uk/irish-couple-invent-revolutionary-new-head-gear-dramatically-reduce-concussion-sport/

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/npro-rugby-concussion-safe-head-guard