Bristol Bears director of rugby Pat Lam

Pat Lam urges law change to eliminate ‘latching on’

PAT Lam hopes World Rugby will act quickly to outlaw an attacker latching on to a ballcarrier before a tackle has been made, fearing an increase in concussion rates if nothing is done.
The Premiership head coaches had a Zoom call last week with the head of the referees at Twickenham, Tony Spreadbury, about latching and World Rugby is in the coming weeks holding a breakdown workshop when the issue will be discussed.
Lam, Bristol’s director of rugby, is among those pressing for a law change. “We had a good chat with Tony Spreadbury and he gave us clarity,” said Lam.
“You are allowed to tack...

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