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Please note summary of Law Changes taking effect from 2014 onwards
Situation - When a player is tagged behind their own goal-line (Law 5.8)
Current Law - Drop-kick from centre of try-line
Change to Law - Changeover 5 metres out in line with where player was tagged.
Situation - A player kicks ball in open play and ball goes dead (Law 6.20)
Current Law - Changeover 10m from goal line in centre
Change to Law - Changeover from where ball was kicked
Situation - Knock on
Current Law - Changeover (Law 7.1)
Change to Law - (Add) If it occurs in defenders' own in-goal area, changeover takes place 5 metres from goal-line, in line with where offence took place. Same applies to offence occurring in attacking in-goal area.
Situation - Penalty Offences
Current Law - Penalties (Law 8)
Change to Law - (Add) A penalty try must be awarded if offence prevents a try that would probably otherwise have been scored