"It is the largest ever practical trial of new Law variations and has seen their implementation in junior and amateur levels of the game and of course right up to the professional game through the present trial in the Super 14.
"We are going to brief the senior European Unions in London following the conclusion of the Six Nations tournament. This briefing session is the next step in the consultation programme that has seen regular updates presented at meetings including IRB Council and the IRB General Assembly late last year.
"This information and consultation meeting will give the coaches and technical directors of the Unions the opportunity to see first hand detailed DVD footage of recent trials as well as full playing statistics gathered during the programme.
"The Laws Project Group will answer any questions on the comprehensive programme and in particular the Super 14 trial that, as it is played over a continuous three-month window, is providing an ideal professional environment for trials of the ELVs.
In London, the Laws Project Group will have data available from all the ELV trials that started in the University Hostel competition at Stellenbosch University in South Africa in 2006. Since then trials utilising some or all of the ELVs have been carried out in Scotland, Ireland, France, England, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
The Super 14 is not trialling the full family of ELVs. However, the Vodacom Cup and Currie Cup competitions in South Africa are trialling the full raft of ELVs. This will afford the Laws Project Group the opportunity to further compare and evaluate the ELVs and their impact on the game.
For information on the full Experimental Law Variations and those being trialled in the Super 14, please click here.