World Rugby issues breakdown law application guideline
World Rugby issued a law application guideline for the breakdown on 2nd April following the Executive Committee’s approval of recommendations by the specialist breakdown working group. According to the RFU this came about after considerable lobbying from the RFU (and others) to help enforce existing law and help to reduce injuries in this facet of the game.
Details of the guideline together with numerous supporting examples on video have been published on the World Rugby website.
The guideline essentially reinforces the application of existing law.