New Zealand’s National Provincial Championship, now branded the Mitre10 Cup. Fans will expect the same quality rugby, as the former ‘ITM Cup’ kicks off this week. But the game on the field will look a little different to what we’ve seen in Super Rugby, as the competition puts in play a set of trial laws this year.
The laws, tested and developed at World Rugby’s laboratory at South Africa’s Stellenbosch University and trialed in their Varsity Cup competition, aim to make the game primarily safer for players. That, and to make it easier for all to understand.
In that vein, New Zealand Rugby has produced a video that aims to help inform and explain these changes.
Law 15 – Tackle
The changes here affect the tackler and all arriving players.