NRC captains welcome 2019 rule changes

· NRC
by Rugby WA Media

The NRC’s captains have welcomed the addition of some experimental rules into the competition this year. Kicking off on Saturday, the 2019 NRC will have a rugby league-style 50-22/22-50 kicking rule and introduce a line dropout when the ball is held up over the line.

The latter rule is one that should excite plenty of forwards after years of heading to five-metre scrums after stopping a try over the line.

Teams won’t have to take the dropout under the posts either, in contrast to rugby league, giving them the chance to exit their defensive zone immediately.

Read more on Rugby.com.au.

 

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