If a punter carries the ball outside the tackle box before he kicks on a “rugby-style kick,” there will be no roughing the kicker violation this season.
There is also a rule change regarding offensive formations. In the past, the rule stated that a team must have at least seven players on the line. The new rule now says a team may have no more than four players in the backfield. This is supposed to make it easier for officials.
Excellent. Because I hates me some
me rugby-style punting.