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A look at the NRL’s updated rules in 2013

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The NRL has written explanations of the laws and interpretations to be used by referees in 2013.

(There are also videos on each page for browsers in Australia. If you can’t see those, here’s Dan Anderson talking more generally last month.)

The changes cover several areas of the game:

 

Former coach Roy Masters has written an interesting piece on refereeing around the ruck here. He notes an idealogical clash between coaches who oppose wrestling tactics in the ruck and those that believe the delay they create are a fair reward for good defence.

 

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