Scrums won't be banned in NZ

World Rugby is considering the moves to reduce the transmission risk of Covid-19 but will ultimately leave any final decision up to national bodies.

All Blacks and Chiefs halfback Brad Weber has labelled the proposal ridiculous but New Zealand Rugby chief executive Mark Robinson says players here won't have to play under those rules.

Robinson says the proposal is designed to get the game "safely back on the field in difficult circumstances in the Northern Hemisphere".