IRB update Laws app

The IRB have launched the new version of their Laws app . It’s already had tens of thousands of downloads and has had a bit of a refresh to incorporate the new 2013 laws.

The App is an invaluable tool for all rugby players, referees and fans who need quick and regular access to the Laws of the Game. It’s got some good video examples and animations to help build a greater understanding of the application of the laws.

For those readers trying to figure out the arm waving, there’s also 49 referee signals detailed in words, pictures and videos.

The app is a handy support to the website which itself has seen 1.6m visitors. The app was first launched in November 2010, and since then it has been downloaded nearly 90,000 times and subsequent updates have been downloaded almost 160,000 times. It is available in English, French and Spanish. Apparently, the IRB say the app has been downloaded the most in the UK, followed by the United States, France, Australia and Ireland.

“We’re absolutely delighted with the interest in this App since its initial launch in 2010,” said IRB Training and Medical Manager Mark Harrington.

“It just goes to show how Rugby fans want to better educate themselves about the Laws of our Game. This newest version of the IRB Laws App is an even better resource, with its new design and added features. It’s a highly innovative App that will be extremely beneficial to all those involved with the Game, from players to coaches to referees and even the average fan.”

Download it for free at or via the App Store.