At a lineout the team who is not throwing in the ball will no longer have their number of lineout players governed by the number of lineout players chosen by the team throwing in the ball. As long as there are at least two players from each team to form a lineout, and all lineout players fit between the 5-metre and
15-metre lines, there is no further restriction on numbers.
This Experimental Law Variation is designed to allow teams more flexibility in their tactics at the lineout.
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Law 19.7 FORMING A LINEOUT
(a) Minimum. At least two players from each team must form a lineout. A team must not voluntarily fail to form a lineout.
Penalty: Free Kick on the 15-metre line
(b) Maximum. There is no restriction to the number of players from each team participating in the lineout. Each team can decide how many players participate in the lineout and there is no requirement for there to be an equal number of participants from each team.
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