IRFU Tag Laws

IRFU TAG Laws

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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.

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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

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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. 

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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

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