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Sir Ian McGeechan calls for crucial law change ‘before someone dies’

#3. Less replacements

Owens, who would like to see the number of replacements reduced from eight to four our five, previously said: “This is something I have been saying for a long time.

“Every question and answer session I do I am always asked which law I would like to change and I always say I would like to see the substitution law changed.

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“We as referees and referee managers in World Rugby, we’re always looking at things that need to be applied firmer, which contributes to the safety of the game and that is an ongoing process

“It is a physical game and unless you change it beyond total recognition of what the sport is, you are going to have to accept that there is going to be a risk of injury, but a minimal risk if you compare it to people that are injured everyday in walking about doing nothing.”

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