The RFU has stood firm over its ban on tackles above the waist, which its council refused to consult the wider game on before voting for.
But it’s going to change the game substantially, isn’t it? Creating a maul by holding the player up isn’t going to work any more. Just as one example. Wrapping them up so they can’t pass won’t work any more either. Quite how you defend against a pick up and drive from the base of the ruck just by the tryline isn’t obvious either.
It’s going to really, really, change the game.