New Law 9.19

Acting in accordance with the Bye-Laws and on behalf of Council the World Rugby Executive Committee have agreed to create a new Law 9.19 for the implementation with immediate effect:

LAW 9.19

In open play, any player may lift or support a player from the same team.  Players who support or lift a teammate must lower the player to the ground safely as soon as the ball is won by a player of either team.

Sanction: Free-kick

please note that the existing laws 9.19 to 9.25 will be renumbered as laws 9.20 – 9.26