Calls to eliminate the knock on in rugby after mounting support from fans
By Rugby Onslaught

Calls to eliminate the knock on in rugby after mounting support from fans

A revolutionary vision to remove one of the fundamental parts of rugby could be added to make the sport far safer than it is now. The move looks at removing the knock on from rugby.

One of the key rules in rugby is that you are not allowed to knock the ball forward in open play. If you do that, the game stops and then you have to restart the game in the form of a scrum.

The Eggchasers podcast on social media have made calls for the rule to be removed from the sport. They believe that this will in the long run help the health of rugby players.

Removing knock ons from rugby would change the game dramatically.

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Players are required to have strong handling to ensure they do not drop the ball. Would removing this rule remove one of the fundamental skills needed to excel in the sport.

The rules would mean that there would…

  1. Less Scrums in the game.
  2. The ball would be in play more, making it more entertaining for fans.
  3. This means players would need to be lighter to get around the field more.
  4. Which would then, in turn, mean collisions being less intense in the sport

In makes sense in theory, but many rugby fans had their reservations about it.