Here's to Agustin Pichot, World Rugby's vice-chairman, for recognising why we aren't seeing the scintillating attacking play at this World Cup compared with the last one: damn near everyone is standing offside.

His solution is an interesting one which we'll look at in a moment, but in the meantime the answer is simple: the match officials must police the offside line at the breakdown because for whatever reason they aren't doing it at the moment and neither do they seem to be worried about what's happening at said breakdown.

The latter has all the law and order of a 1860s

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