How World Rugby aims to reduce contact

New Zealand fly-half Richie Mo'unga (right) runs to score a try during their Rugby World Cup bronze final match against Wales at the Tokyo Stadium in Tokyo on November 1, 2019. PHOTO | KAZUHIRO NOGI |

What you need to know:

  • In rugby union, a yellow card leads to 10 minutes in the sin-bin with a red card seeing a player sent off
  • One persistently thorny problem for professional rugby union, long before Covid-19, has been the amount of time it takes to reset a scrum
  • World Rugby estimated the changes could reduce scrum contact exposure by more than 30 percent



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