The captain’s challenge rule has been implemented for the 2020 NRL campaign.
The format was trialled during the All Stars and pre-season games and it will be retained throughout the NRL season.
How does it work?
- Only a captain or nominated co-captain can challenge a decision. Should the captain or co-captain be off the field, another player can be nominated to take his place.
- Each team is allowed one unsuccessful challenge per game.
- The only decision that can be challenged are ones which involve a structured restart of play (e.g penalty, scrum, drop-out, etc).
- Challenges will not be permitted where the referee allows play to proceed.
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