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Commentary on “Contact events in rugby union and their propensity to cause injuryContact events in rugby union and their propensity to cause injury”
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    Application of the Laws of Rugby Union

    Dear Editor

    What is important is that coaches must apply the Laws when coaching the game. Referees however must apply the Laws when refereeing at any level of competition. At the Rugby World Cup the post tackle events and the ruck were consistently poorly refereed. Only the tackled player and the tackler(s) are permitted to be off their feet and no one else. In the matter of the scrum that Law prohibits the front rows f...

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