Rugby league Test to be played without scrums

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France and England person been allowed to play their rugby league Test adjacent week successful Perpignan without scrums.

Scrums were scrapped erstwhile the English Super League was restarted successful August 2020 successful bid to trim adjacent contacts during matches astatine the tallness of the coronavirus pandemic.

They remained absent erstwhile the 2021 play began successful March. It was intended to bring scrums backmost earlier the extremity of the season, peculiarly successful clip for the Rugby League World Cup with Australia's NRL inactive utilizing scrums.

England and France volition clash without scrums. (Getty)

But with the World Cup that was owed to commencement adjacent week postponed for a year, it was decided successful August to proceed without scrums successful the Super League owed to lingering information concerns.

At the petition of English and French officials, International Rugby League agreed connected Tuesday to suspend scrums for the Test connected October 23.

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A connection read: "Following practice from the Rugby Football League and the Federation Francaise de Rugby a XIII (FFRXIII), the committee of International Rugby League has approved a proposal by the IRL laws advisory radical to temporarily suspend scrums for the planetary matches betwixt France and England to beryllium played connected October 23rd 2021.

"The petition was made and supported connected subordinate payment grounds and is accordant with the arrangements successful the Super League and UK Championship competitions passim 2021."

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