Much of their success has been put down to their understanding of the new breakdown law
interpretations, in which other teams have struggled to adjust, and they go into next year's World Cup as firm favourites to end their 24-year hoodoo in the competition.
As usual, he led by example out on the field 7 Marty Holah He has spent his career living on the edge of the breakdown law
, so why change now?
"Four to five weeks ago there was quite a negative worldwide reaction to the breakdown law
WARREN Gatland reckons rugby's new breakdown law
interpretations will play into Welsh hands against France tonight.
"Because of the new interpretation of the breakdown law
, people are terrified to take the ball into contact," he said.
Pleased the RFU are happy to entertain such an audience for everyone's benefit, Bates said all and sundry are still trying to nail down the finer points of breakdown law
No stranger to the odd rule change or two, Bobo said he expects the new breakdown law
interpretations to keep sides tinkering with their gameplans for several weeks yet.
Reinterpretation of breakdown law
allows the defending team to attack the ball pretty much however they see fit following a tackle, leaving the onus on the team going forward to secure possession without delay.
Jackman's side put four tries past Toulon last week, but thinks the Irish side may deal better with Barnes' interpretation of the breakdown laws
better than the French.
"Now we've all been playing under the new breakdown laws
for the last couple of months.
6 Harlequins Quins, with a host of attacking talent in their ranks, may have suffered more than many from the suffocating implementation of the breakdown laws
at the start of the campaign, and just nine wins was a poor return.
In March, Premier Rugby and the Rugby Football Union agreed to tinker with the breakdown laws
in favour of the attacking side.