The Ever-So-Slight Americanization of Rugby – A Brief Examination of PRO Rugby’s Law Amendments

An article from The Guardian this past Monday revealed that PRO Rugby plans to utilize two amendments to the laws of the game: limited scrum resets and sudden death overtime rather to decide games that would typically end in draws. The reaction to these changes was mostly aimed at the principle of the matter rather than the benefits and detriments of these laws. But as important as it is to note the impact these changes will have off the pitch, let’s first look at how they will affect the game…