Waratahs recruit Will Miller says new breakdown laws won’t stop pilfer

NSW Waratahs recruit Will Miller doesn't think changes to the breakdown laws will have too much of an effect on Super Rugby and other competitions in 2018. Miller got his first taste of the new interpretations in Friday’s trial match against the Highlanders after the laws were successfully trialled in the northern hemisphere in recent months. Under the new laws, the tackler can only attempt to pilfer the ball if they enter from their own side of the tackle “gate,” making it more difficult for players making a tackle to cause a turnover. “For me, I don’t think it changes too much,” Miller said. “On Friday there were a few times when it would have been nice to have the old rules still in place, when you make a legs tackle and want to jump up quickly and play at the ball. “Overall though, I think it will make it a lot cleaner around the base of the ruck and will lead to good quick ball and hopefully that helps us in the long run.” In his first appearanc
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