A new Power Play rule will to be introduced to the Varsity Cup in 2018.
The new rule is aimed at encouraging coaches to employ exciting, attacking tactics while fostering a generation of dynamic and adjustable rugby
The team calling the Power Play may remove any two nominated backline players from the opposition for a period of three minutes of playing time.
The Power Play can only be called by a team while in their own half, must be called by the captain, and can only be called once.
If the team whose players have been removed score a try during the Power Play period, they are awarded an extra two points.