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2018 laws are in production

The laws of rugby have been simplified and retructured for the 2018 law book. World Rugby is working to roll out this new content across our various languages. Your chosen language is not yet available. In the meantime you can browse the 2017 laws site.

Go to 2017 laws site

Welcome to the World Rugby Laws of Rugby Union web site. On this site, you can read the Laws, watch video examples and animations to build your understanding of how the Laws are applied on the field of play, and take a self-test exam to check your knowledge.

Law exam

Registered users can access the World Rugby Laws exam.

After completing the World Rugby Laws exam, you can download your personalised awareness certificate. Registration is free and takes only a few minutes.