Acting in accordance with the Bye-Laws and on behalf of Council the World Rugby Executive Committee have agreed to create a new Law 9.19 for implementation with Immediate effect:

Law 9.19

In open play, any player may lift or support a player from the same team. Players who support or lift a teammate must lower the player to the ground safely as soon as the ball is won by a player of either team.

Sanction: Free-kick

Please note that existing laws 9.19 to 9.25 will be renumbered as laws 9.20 to 9.26.

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