New rugby laws need patience and teething problems are inevitable

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New rugby laws need patience and teething problems are inevitable

The new laws have been introduced to encourage positive play and improve decision-making outcomes

Sports reporter

The experimental laws which were introduced in SA last weekend may serve their intended purpose but they could also bring some unintended, or uninvited consequences.

With the start of the Rainbow Cup, SA joined New Zealand and Australia in trialling new experimental laws around red cards, goalline drop-outs and the captain’s challenge.

All are aimed at improving the game to bring about a more equitable spectacle. World Rugby described them as “presenting teams with new dynamics that allow for positive play and enhanced decision-making outcomes”...

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