Law Application Guideline – Contact to the Head

Following the recent announcement from World Rugby please see  the official documentation explaining the Law Application Guideline – Contact to the Head. Please ensure you are familiar with the guidance before your next fixture by using the link below.

World Rugby website link –   

It also needs to be re-iterated that there has been no change to the law with regards to the ‘Hand-off’.  Law 7.1 Playing a Match – A Ball carrier may hand-off an opponent.  The only point to note here is ‘Ball-carriers must be careful that they fend off tacklers legally and do not strike opponents.