Tries scored at the base of the post have been immediately outlawed

World Rugby council enact changes to make game safer

World Rugby says there has been a positive response to their trials of new rules aimed at improving player welfare.

Reducing the tackle height to waist level has been trialed in the French lower leagues.

World Rugby says it’s resulted in a three-fold decrease in injuries and a 60 per cent reduction in concussion.

Meanwhile, tries scored at the base of the post will be outlawed when the sport resumes.

The new Law 8.2 (a) will remove any reference to the post or its surrounding padding and read: “A try is scored when the attacking player a) is first to ground the ball in the opponents’ in-goal.”

in other Rugby related news, Agustin Pichot has quit World Rugby following his narrow defeat to Bill Beaumont for the post of Chairman.

The Argentine has also resigned as the President of Americas Rugby.

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