THERE will be no scrums in the Cougars’ games this season.

The RFL board today rubberstamped the law changes for 2021, which will include removing scrums and replacing them with a handover of possession – as Super League did when it resumed last July.

But they are hoping the emergency measure, introduced in response to the situation regarding Covid-19, can be removed before the end of the 2021 campaign.

Several law changes have also been recommended and approved, which will be applied at all levels of the game.

These changes include flexibility for the attacking team on the lateral positioning of scrums; a reward for 20/40 kicks; a handover of possession for an incorrect play-the-ball; and the removal of scrums when the ball goes into touch.