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New scrum trial confirmed for The Investec Rugby Championship

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irb.com and James Mortimer     09 Jul 2013     Getty Images

. Referees will also be instructed to ensure that the scrum is static before the ball is put into the scrum and that the ball goes in straight.

IRB Match Official Selection Committee Chairman John Jeffrey said: “The selection for The Rugby Championship will also see our officials operate the new scrum engagement sequence trial which will also feature strict application of a stable platform before the ball enters the tunnel and a clear commitment to ensuring a straight feed. We are working in collaboration with the match officials and all our Unions to ensure that everyone is well prepared for the transition.”

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“As part of the selection system we continue to consult with coaches and teams and I would like to thank the Unions for their feedback, dedication and full support of the process.”

The IRB is committed to promoting the very best refereeing standards at the elite level of the Game. The continued priority is the promotion of consistency and performance.

The selection system allows for movement in and out of the panel based on form and rewards the top performers and young referees who have graduated through the performance pathway ahead of Rugby World Cup 2015 in England.