SOME OF THE SEVEN LAW CHANGES FOR SUPER RUGBY AU:-
- When an attacking player carrying the ball is held up in the in-goal or knocks the ball on, play will restart with a goalline drop-out rather than a 5m scrum.
- A red carded player can be replaced after 20 minutes rather than the team playing one short.
- A kick from within the defending team's 50m area that goes into touch in the opposition's 22m area having first bounced in the field of play, will result in a lineout throw to the kicking team rather than the defending team.
- There will be two five-minute periods of extra time in the event of a drawn game after regulation time. First points scored wins the match as compared previously to a drawn match after 80 minutes.