David Flatman calls for immediate law change – and everyone agrees

Prime Video commentator and pundit David Flatman has called for the controversial use of a ruck loophole to be banned with immediate effect.

The ‘ladder rucking’ technique sees players attaching to a ruck to form a single line of consecutive players, one after the next.

The technique effectively means the hind most of foot of the ruck is several metres away from the nearest opposition player, and thus give halfbacks space and time to kick at their leisure, sure in the knowledge defenders haven’t a chance of effecting a tackle.

Flatman’s post on Twitter, which has been liked over 2,000 times, displays how sick fans are getting of the controversial tactic.

The Tweet drew hundreds of responses, most arguing for the loophole to be closed as soon as possible.


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LIST | 5 Transfers That Are Definitely (Probably) Going to Happen

Here we take a look at five transfers which will almost certainly be announced before the end of the season.

1. Peter O’Mahony to Saracens

The veteran back-rower will reportedly be on the move next summer with a number of clubs chasing his signature. O’Mahony, who joined Munster over a decade ago, will be out of contract and already has several French clubs interested, according to The Rugby Paper. The 31-year-old has also linked to Saracens, which we think could definitely happen.

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