LIST | The three temporary law changes we could see when rugby returns

Discussions about the Gallagher Premiership’s return are ongoing, but it seems likely that in the short-term changes will have to be made to get rugby going again.

With nine rounds of regular matches left to play, understands that Premiership Rugby is working towards a July start date, which doesn’t give players much time to prepare.

Here are three possible law changes we could see temporarily moving forward.

1. Shortened halves

There hasn’t been much discussion about this possible law change, but with the majority of players currently some distance off adequate match fitness, it could be a practical one in the immediate future.

Shortening halves from 40 to 30 minutes would give the games a better opportunity of being high-quality, entertaining spectacles and at the same time would protect player safety. It would make complete sense.