ELV Law Description Change Applicable to:





1 6 Match Officials Assistant Referee Only where a qualified TJ has been appointed by a Union or Society

2 17 Maul Shoulders below hips Only the Adult game not under 19

3 17 Maul Pulling down Only the Adult game not under 19

4 19 Touch and Lineout No gain in ground when ball is taken back into 22m U11+

5 19 Touch and Lineout Quick throw – no longer required to be straight U13 + ( no quick throw allowed until U13)

6 19 Touch and Lineout No restriction of number of players (2+) U13+ (read continuum for U11 & U12)

7 19 Touch and Lineout Receiver to be 2m from lineout U13+ (read continuum for U11 & U12)
8 19 Touch and Lineout non throwing in”Hooker” to be 2m from 5m line U13+ (read continuum for U11 & U12)

9 19 Touch and Lineout Pre gripping allowed Adult,16+ (except for representative County U15 sides)

10 19 Touch and Lineout Lifting is permitted Adult,16+ (except for representative County U15 sides)

11 20 Scrum New 5m offside line Adult, U11 to U19 ( U9 & U10 current differential of 7m will now be 5m)

12 20 Scrum Scrum half off side lines U11+ (with age group scrum half rules applying i.e. the tunnel)

13 22 Corner posts Corner posts are no longer considered “in touch in goal” U11+ (obviously only on pitches that have corner posts!)

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