World rugby has just introduced new laws regarding high tackles in the game effective immediately to increase player welfare and safety, but not everyone is a fan of the changes.
A two-category system has been brought in, leaving the referee to interpret if a dangerous tackle is “reckless” or “accidental”.
In the case of reckless tackles, if a player even hits the shoulders and slides up, they can receive a yellow or even a red card if it’s deemed bad enough.
And the issue of what constitutes accidental also comes under a bit of scrutiny.
While the issue of concussions and player safety is always an important one in any sport, the rule changes have left a lot of questions unanswered and remain fairly unclear.
It’s safe to say there are plenty of rugby fans who aren’t too pleased with the rule changes.