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Ian_Cook
25-12-15, 21:12
Law 18 Definitions

Current: To make a mark a player must be on or behind that player’s 22-metre line. A player with one foot on the 22-metre line or behind it is considered to be “in the 22”.

Proposal: To make a mark a player must have one or both feet on or behind that player’s 22-metre line and catch a ball that has reached the plane of the 22-metre line.

Law 19.1(c) No Gain in Ground

Current: If a player, with one or both feet inside the 22-metre line, picks up the ball which was stationary outside the 22-metre line, and kicks it directly into touch, then the player has taken the ball back inside the 22-metre line, so there is no gain in ground.

Proposal: If a player, with one or both feet on or behind the 22-metre line, picks up the ball, which was outside the 22, or catches the ball in front of the 22-metre line and kicks it directly into touch from within the 22, then that player has taken the ball back inside the 22, so there is no gain in ground.

19.1(e) Gain in Ground

Current: If a player, with one or both feet inside the 22-metre line, picks up the ball which was in motion outside the 22-metre line, and kicks it directly into touch from within the 22-metre area, the throw-in is where the ball went into touch.

Proposal: Delete 19.1(e) and re-letter subsequent paragraphs accordingly.

Law 22.9 Defending Player in In-goal

Current: 22.9(b)
If a player with one or both feet on or behind the goal line, picks up the ball, which was stationary within the field of play, that player has picked up the ball in the field of play and thereby that player has taken the ball into in-goal.

Proposal: 22.9(b)
If a player with one or both feet on or behind the goal line, picks up the ball from within the field of play, or catches the ball in front of the goal line, that player has taken possession of the ball in the field of play.


Current: 22.9(c)
If a player with one or both feet on or behind the goal line, picks up the ball, which was in motion within the field of play, that player has picked up the ball within in-goal.

Proposal: Delete 22.9(c) and re-letter subsequent paragraphs accordingly.


Current: 22.9(d)
If a player with one or both feet on or behind the dead ball line, picks up the ball, which was stationary within in-goal, that player deemed (sic) has picked up the ball in in-goal and thereby that player has made the ball dead.

Proposal: 22.9(d)
If a player with one or both feet on or behind the dead ball line, picks up or catches a ball that has not reached the dead ball line, or touch-in-goal line, that player is deemed to have made the ball dead.


Current: 22.9(e)
If a player with one or both feet on or behind the dead ball line, picks up the ball, which was in motion within in-goal, that player has picked up the ball outside the playing area.

Proposal: Delete 22.9(e)

chbg
26-12-15, 00:12
Why does it matter which player has made the ball dead (22.9d)? Once the ball is dead, what is relevant is who put it across the goal-line.

Delete: "that player is deemed to have made the ball dead" insert "the ball is deemed to have been made dead".

ChrisR
26-12-15, 20:12
It matters when the ball is kicked into goal and a 'scrum option' is at stake. I the defender makes the ball dead by putting in touch-in-goal or over the dead ball line then they lose the scrum option.

So you won't be able to have a foot over the dead ball line (or touch-in-goal) and pick up the rolling ball and get the scrum option.

There are going to issues with this.