ELV 9

(IRB.COM) Thursday 15 May 2008
 

Players will no longer be required to wait until the player throwing in has released the ball before they grip a player who will jump to catch the ball.

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Law 19.9  OPTIONS AVAILABLE AT A LINEOUT

(e) Pre-gripping is permitted. Players who are going to lift or support a team-mate jumping for the ball may pre-grip that team-mate providing they do not pre-grip below the shorts from behind and below the thighs from the front.

Penalty: Free Kick on the 15-metre line