League responds to grand final controversy
The rule and operational changes are as follows:
1. A 20/40 rule will be introduced in addition to the existing 40/20 rule;
2. The "mutual infringement" law will be amended, allowing the referee to replay the previous play-the-ball in the event of play being irregularly affected by circumstances out of the players' control
3. The team with the loose head and feed will be able to nominate to pack a scrum from three lateral positions (the nearest 10-metre line, the 20-metre line, or in line with the black dot on the crossbar). Teams will be given five seconds to inform the referee of their choice of scrum position.
4. The act of tackling a player in mid-air will be banned whether the player initiating contact is the attacking player or the defending player, in line with the current International Laws of the game.