LONDON – World Rugby have agreed trials of new laws to make tackling safer and prevent injuries, they announced on Thursday.
The six law trials follow a comprehensive evaluation by the expert Law Review Group, which concluded that 50% of injuries and 76% of concussions occurred in tackles.
Depending on the success of the trials, some of the new rules could be in place by the 2023 World Cup.
One of the closed trials will be to reduce tackle height to the waist in a bid to reduce head injuries.
The others are: