Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Wednesday Jun 12, 2019

Horrific looking Ireland U20 injury highlights contentious rugby law

Horrific looking Ireland U20 injury highlights contentious rugby law

One area of rugby that is under constant review is the breakdown, and how to make it safer. As a result, there have been rumours that World Rugby may ban jackaling in the future, in favour of the former rucking technique of driving over the ball.

ADVERTISEMENT

Jackaling is area of the game where a player is perhaps put in the most danger, as the manner in which they crouch over the ball leaves their head exposed. The opposing player can come in with some force, and can produce a dangerous collision.

Likewise, jackaling is also dangerous for a player’s knees and ankles. This is because in order to get into the best and stable position, there is always a risk of being hit at the wrong angle.

This was seen in the World Rugby Under-20 Championship today, when Irish flanker Kieran Booth was over the ball and got clattered by an opposition player that had come in from the side, sustaining a gruesome injury.

The fact that the Italian defender came in from an offside position is fairly inconsequential in terms of the laws of the game, as it is usually a penalty only. However, the damage that it has caused is enormous and can put players out for over a season with ACL injuries.

World Rugby laws state that a player joining a ruck cannot be in front of the hindmost player, which in this instance has clearly not been adhered to. While some may feel that this is a trivial law, it is implemented for moments like these where the opposing player is in a vulnerable position.

ADVERTISEMENT

Injuries like these only support the calls for the ruck area to be addressed again and something to be done about jackaling. Former Fiji 7s coach Ben Ryan is at the forefront of calling for the jackal to be removed from the game for precisely this reason.

We wish Booth all the best with his recovery from what looks like a serious knee injury.

Ireland went on to win the match 38-14.

You can watch the full incident with some replays below (region dependent)

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens...

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another...

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant...

ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    It's 30 years since France scored that epic 'Try of the Century' from beneath their posts

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Amazing acrobatic skills set up early try in Pro D2 Friday night clash

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Arguably the most insane three minutes of Fijian rugby history

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Jonny Wilkinson's iconic performance that ripped Ireland apart in 2002

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie Roberts turns back the clock with trademark midfield power for well taken try

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 13 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Brutal reaction to eye gouging leads to HUGE ban for Gloucester flanker

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Springbok fans celebrate Liam Williams' game-losing error in 2014

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Huge brawl blows up in dugouts during 1999 Wales Test in Buenos Aires

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Old school highlights show just how brutal rugby really was in the 80s

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Liam Williams suspended despite on field protestations

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Re-live THE Mike Phillips Six Nations try which still angers Irish fans to this day

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Fijian winger cops heavy ban after that referee lifting incident that went viral and blew up his phone

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Vakatawa blows crucial try in terrible blooper, similar to Kunitani in 2014

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Old school highlights show just how brutal rugby really was in the 80s

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Highlights and reaction to Saracens shock defeat to Championship regulars Ealing

View All

Funnies

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Fijian wing who lifted a referee like Lion King now faces a disciplinary hearing

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Referee JP Doyle reacts to hilarious moment red card was dished out after bizarre celebration

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Without doubt one of the funniest red cards in the history of rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Nigel Owens produces comedy gold by forgetting crucial piece of kit during Pro14 clash

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    The VERY BEST examples of when rugby players celebrate too early

View All

Amateur

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 49 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The highs and lows of Yoann Huget after he announced his retirement

View All
Horrific looking Ireland U20 injury highlights contentious rugby law | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos