Rugby season under new trial rules promises exciting brand of play

Alvin Otieno

Shujaa"s Alvin Otieno (right) makes a try against Morans during their semi-final match at the Safari Sevens at Nyayo National Stadium on October 31, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Rugby Referees Associations have already announced that the new trial rules will be used this season starting with the – play-offs quarter-finals last weekend.
  • Spectators will not mind one bit. After more than a season of being locked out of stadiums because of Covid-19, the gates are open for fans this session.
  • I am certainly looking forward to seeing action under the new rules. It promises to unleash an attractive brand of rugby, if our clubs are so inclined.

Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was first introduced into the laws of football by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) in 2018.


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