Scottish Rugby

Law changes and trials for season 24/25

A number of law changes and trials are coming in for season 24/25;

✅ Onside from open play kicks
✅ No scrum option from a free kick
✅ Crocodile role banned
✅ 1 stop maul
✅ Protecting the 9 at maul and scrum
✅ Mark from a restart in 22

Tackle height ‘below sternum’ law trial to also continue into next season

Listen to an overview of these law trials here:

Reporting Matches with Uncontested Scrums

Should any match start with uncontested scrums, or if a match has to go to uncontested scrums at any point during the game, Match Officials are required to submit a form to Scottish Rugby to report this and the circumstances in which it occurred.

The form below is an Editable PDF, which allows you to enter the details into the various form fields.
To fill it in, please first download the PDF to your computer. Once downloaded, open with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
You can then click into the fields and enter the required details.
Once all the details have been entered, you can save this form as a new file, ready to be submitted (we suggest you give it a meaningful file name – date and/or fixture details).

The form should be completed within 48 hours of the end of the match, and sent to Neil Crooks at Scottish Rugby (