New Zealand Super Rugby event to have 'red card replacements'
Jun. 03, 2020
Red-carded players can be replaced 20 minutes after their dismissal in New Zealand's new Super Rugby tournament.
The country's five Super Rugby teams will play a domestic mini-series from 13 June after getting approval to restart the sport behind closed doors.
"Paying rugby fans, players and coaches want to see a fair contest," said New Zealand Rugby's head of professional rugby Chris Lendrum.
"Replacing a player after 20 minutes strikes the right balance."
If teams are level at full-time, 10 minutes of 'golden point' extra time will follow with the first score decisive.
New Zealand Rugby has also tightened rules around the breakdown, requiring both ball-carriers to play the ball and tacklers to roll away quicker.
Teams playing in the mini-series will use chartered planes to travel on match days and players will be checked daily for coronavirus symptoms.
Last week, World Rugby introduced a series of optional adaptations to laws designed to reduce the threat of coronavirus transmission in the sport.
Step aside: GES to KNUST SHS headmistress after student's death18 Stars Looking Sexy In Patriotic Outfits For July 4th: Carrie Underwood, Gigi Hadid & MoreStudents Of Accra Girls SHS Start Demonstrate To Go Home After 6 Students Tested Positive For COVID-19The best interviewees? Give me an actor in their winter years with a few scores to settle9am Man Utd news LIVE: Red Devils ‘close to agreeing £50m-plus transfer’, Ben Chilwell EXCLUSIVE, Jadon Sancho LATEST