New scrum call for IRB 7s

Fri, 12 Oct 2012 07:43

The new order of setting a scrum will apply at the IRB's Gold Coast Sevens over the weekend.

The change, which has been applied in Europe, will be from the cold crouch-touch-pause-engage to the shorter, sharper crouch-touch-set.

This has not been used in SANZAR countries as it would have necessitated playing change in mid-season. That means that the northern lands will be used to the change, the southern lands not.

Southern teams have been practising the changed call.