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Have your say on ELVs

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Leicester Tigers supporters are being given the chance to have their say on the Experimental Law Variations being trialled this season.

The Rugby Football Union is asking people involved at all levels of the game  players, coaches, administrators, referees and fans for their opinion on a new website survey at www.rfusurvey.co.uk

The survey is open until December 16, and the results will be used as part of the RFU’s report to the International Rugby Board, who will vote on whether to implement the ELVs into rugby law in May 2009. It follows last season’s initial survey before the ELVs were introduced, which prompted 18,000 responses.

Chief executive Francis Baron said: “As these Experimental Law Variations could potentially result in major changes to the laws of the game, the RFU believes it is important to consult those involved in the game at every level and give them an opportunity to express their views.

“This online survey will form a major part of our report to the IRB on what impact the ELVs have had on English rugby this season. The responses last time demonstrated just how many people care passionately about this game of ours.

“I would urge everyone with an interest in the future of our game to go to the website and spend ten minutes completing the questionnaire so we can paint as accurate a picture as possible of people's views in England.”