Rugby looks set to kick off after the coronavirus shutdown with the introduction of the 50:22 law across all levels of the game.
We understand from World Rugby that there has been strong approval among players and coaches for the fascinating 50:22 law that has been trialled across the world.
John Jeffrey, Scott Johnson and Rachael Burford spoke to us following a comprehensive evaluation by the expert Law Review Group where World Rugby’s Executive Committee approved a package of law amendments for closed trial which includes the 50:22 kick. pic.twitter.com/uA5oTsILz0— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) August 10, 2019
Reports in the Times on the weekend suggest a year-long trial for the 2020-21 season, with a permanent introduction planned for the following campaign.
The law sees the attacking side awarded the lineout if they can bounce a kick into touch from their own half in the opposition’s 22.
It’s styled on the 40:20 already in operation in rugby league. The measures have been trialled in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay, and in South Africa’s highly competitive Varsity Cup.
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1. Elinor Snowsill (Wales) – Healthy food company
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The Wales international fly-half set up healthy food company Onest Food in 2014, continuing in her rugby career while running the business.
Snowsill started Onest by operating food vans outside gyms, but expanded to delivery following a conversation with a friend who was looking for a healthy eating plan and wanted the food delivered.
She specifically sought out those business models in order to ensure that she did not have to work on weekends so as to leave time to play rugby. Her signature dish uses an omelette style egg as a wrap.