Ben Ryan reiterates that rugby laws are blatantly broken and ignored

first_imgMonday Feb 24, 2020 Ben Ryan reiterates that rugby laws are blatantly broken and ignored Sevens guru Ben Ryan has said that illegal and dangerous rucking has become the “norm” in rugby now.ADVERTISEMENTThis was in reaction to a clearout from James Ryan and Devin Toner on Tom Curry in England’s contest with Ireland on Sunday, which has since been highlighted as something that went unnoticed at the time but could have put the No8 in serious danger.It would be wrong to say that that was an exception though, as every game has instances of offences that go unpunished at the ruck.Shoulder charges and contact with the head are offences where referees and television match officials are swift to punish players, but other infringements, such as entering the ruck from the side or players going off their feet, seem to slip by.The Olympic gold medal winning coach said on Twitter that “Almost every commentator of pro rugby from the papers to radio & TV don’t mention it anymore – they would end up talking about nothing else.”Illegal rucking, and mauling for that matter, can cause such a variety of injuries, which range from concussions to ankle and knee damage from incorrect entries. What’s more is that the laws are clearly there to prevent such problems, but they are so often flouted by the players, who are permitted to by referees.It is perhaps the fact that World Rugby have made efforts to prevent such problems in the game which is why it is frustrating and concerning to see dangerous play.ADVERTISEMENTRyan raised this issue, saying: “So many laws that are there to protect the game, its future and the players are broken and ignored.”Whether this requires greater communication between the referee and the TMO, or more power to the TMO, there are ways in which the ruck can be made safer, and demands will only increase for such changes to be made.Another incident that occurred was between CJ Stander and Owen Farrell, after the latter held on to the number eight’s leg for what seemed like an eternity. Stander retaliated, earning the praise of some fans but again posing questions as to why officials allow that particular occurrence of cynical play to happen so regularly.Let us know in the comments below what you think of these discussion points? Is Ryan correct here?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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