Jul 172008
 

Some explanations and links regarding the newly installed ELV’s (Lifted directly from the IRFU Site.)

Individual Experimental Law Variations

The following Experimental Law Variations will be implemented by the IRFU for the Domestic Game competition from August 1, 2008 for a 12 month trial

Each ELV is listed below (under the headings of the Law they are a variation of) with downloads

or

alternatively you can download a copy of the Full ELV Guide HERE

LAW 6 – MATCH OFFICIALS

ELV Nr.1 – Assistant Referees are able to assist the referee in any way that the referee requires

Download ELV Nr.1 in PDF format HERE

LAW 17 – MAUL

ELV Nr.2 – In Maul remove reference to head and shoulders not being lower than hips

Download ELV Nr.2 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.3 – Players are able to defend a maul by pulling it down.

Download Video HERE

Download ELV Nr.3 in PDF format HERE

LAW 19 – TOUCH & LINEOUT

ELV Nr.4 – If a team puts ball back into its own 22 and the ball is subsequently kicked directly into touch, there is no gain in ground

Download Video HERE Download ELV4 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.5 – A quick throw in may be thrown in straight or towards the throwing team’s own goal line

Download Video HERE

Download ELV Nr.5 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.6 – There is no restriction on the number of players from either team who can participate in the linout

Download Video HERE

Download ELV Nr.6 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr. 7 – The receiver at the lineout must be 2 metres away from the lineout

ELV Nr. 8 – The player who is in opposition to the player throwing in the ball must stand in the area between the 5-metre line and the touchline but must be 2 metres away from the 5-metre line

Download ELV Nrs. 7 & 8 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr. 9 – Lineout players may pre-grip a jumper before the ball is thrown in

Download ELV Nr.9 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr.10 – The lifting of lineout players is permitted

Download ELV Nr.10 in PDF format HERE

LAW 20 – SCRUM

ELV Nr.11 – Introduction of an offside line 5 metres behind the hindmost feet of the scrum

Download ELV Nr.11 in PDF format HERE

ELV Nr. 12 – Identification of scrum-half offside lines

Download ELV Nr.12 in PDF format HERE

LAW 22 – CORNER POSTS

ELV Nr. 13 – The Corner posts are no longer considered to be touch-in-goal except when the ball is grounded agains the post.

Download ELV Nr. 13 in PDF format HERE

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