World Rugby Respond To Calls To Change Laws Following England & Italy Game

World Rugby is considering whether to review the laws governing the breakdown in light of the tactics used by Italy against England on Sunday according to Press Association Sport.

England boss Eddie Jones was furious with the tactics and called for World Rugby to revise the laws, and it is understood the sport’s global governing body is assessing whether it needs to act.

The Rugby Football Union, however, has chosen not to raise the matter directly with World Rugby.

“This type of issue is discussed ‘in the round’ with World Rugby, through the normal structures and meetings,” an RFU spokeswoman said.
“World Rugby regularly issue clarifications on various laws so could decide to do this anyway due to the interest generated by yesterday’s match.”

As part of a routine review of the laws of the game after the 2015 World Cup, the laws dealing with the tackle and ruck are being examined.

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