LIST | The three huge changes ahead of the Premiership’s return

England and Harlequins fullback Mike Brown has revealed some of the major changes we will see when the Gallagher Premiership returns on Friday.

BREAKDOWN

“Referees are trying to speed up play so you’ve got to place the ball straight away if you get tackled,” wrote Brown in his column for the Mail Online.

“You can’t take a second roll to buy some time — and support players are not allowed to come flying into the ruck from all sorts of obscure angles. We’ve had referees in training to run us through it and, in the early stages, I think we’ll see plenty of breakdown penalties and turnovers.”

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