World Rugby reveals radical plans to speed up sport and broaden its appeal

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  • Reducing tackle height in the elite game among measures
  • Global trial of the 20-minute red card set to be introduced

World Rugby is considering reducing the tackle height in the elite game and a global trial of the 20‑minute red card as part of a radical plan to broaden the appeal of the sport.

The governing body will also examine the possibility of reducing the number of replacements and reassess use of the television match official as it seeks to speed up the game and improve it as a spectacle.

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Written by Gerard Meagher
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2024/mar/19/world-rugby-plans-speed-up-sport-broaden-appeal under the title “World Rugby reveals radical plans to speed up sport and broaden its appeal”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.