12 Dec, 14:42
Prop Cian Healy is expected to miss the start of the 2014 RBS 6 Nations after undergoing surgery on his injured ankle on Wednesday.
In essence, law 3.3 is contradicted by Law 5.6.
For clarity and consistency we will use law 5.6 as this is consistent with policy in other areas of the pitch. If a player in possesion dives or falls to the ground and in doing so prevents a tagging, or if there is an opponent within tagging distance, a tag should be called. If there is no defender within tagging distance a player that falls or dives to the ground may score a try or may get back to their feet and play can continue.
As a result, Law 3.3 will not be used but 5.6 applied instead.