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Steve70
12-04-16, 23:04
Clock runs down between conversion kick and restart, as the players are wandering back to take the restart. Do we just blow to finish the game? Didn't feel right when I did it, as there was enough time to kick off again, but by the time they'd sauntered back up to the half way line, time was up...

Pinky
13-04-16, 00:04
This was covered in a WR clarification. If the boot hit the ball before 80 mins is up, then the game should restart, and the restart kick has to be valid. So based on your post you shouldn't have blown up. Did it matter? Was the score close? If not, noone is likely to notice or worry, and if there isn't a stadium clock only you know the exact time.

4eyesbetter
13-04-16, 02:04
If they're strolling back to halfway it indicates that they don't particularly give a stuff and would probably rather be in the bar, so unless there's a good reason to restart, let them get into the bar.

It is also generally a good idea just to have a quick look at the watch at some point after awarding a try. If I see that a try has been scored with 59 seconds remaining in the half, and I know the kicker has one minute to kick and he wants time to run out, I'm not going to steal 45 seconds out of everyone's life by telling him "now, stand around here for a minute doing nothing before you kick so that time can run out". I'm going to let him kick normally and then end the half after the kick.

FlipFlop
13-04-16, 09:04
At grassroots level, make a decision just before the kick is taken, and either blow up after the kick, or restart. Be confident in what happens. No-one else knows the time accurately enough anyway.

Pinky
14-04-16, 18:04
If they're strolling back to halfway it indicates that they don't particularly give a stuff and would probably rather be in the bar, so unless there's a good reason to restart, let them get into the bar.

It is also generally a good idea just to have a quick look at the watch at some point after awarding a try. If I see that a try has been scored with 59 seconds remaining in the half, and I know the kicker has one minute to kick and he wants time to run out, I'm not going to steal 45 seconds out of everyone's life by telling him "now, stand around here for a minute doing nothing before you kick so that time can run out". I'm going to let him kick normally and then end the half after the kick.

It's 90 seconds from a try

4eyesbetter
14-04-16, 19:04
*points meaningfully to text under name*

Pinky
14-04-16, 19:04
*points meaningfully to text under name*

Do you mean the Rugby League bit - I didn't think there was a formal time limit for a kick in RL?

4eyesbetter
14-04-16, 21:04
There isn't, but we're instructed to put time off after 60 seconds.

Drift
15-04-16, 01:04
If they're strolling back to halfway it indicates that they don't particularly give a stuff and would probably rather be in the bar, so unless there's a good reason to restart, let them get into the bar.

It is also generally a good idea just to have a quick look at the watch at some point after awarding a try. If I see that a try has been scored with 59 seconds remaining in the half, and I know the kicker has one minute to kick and he wants time to run out, I'm not going to steal 45 seconds out of everyone's life by telling him "now, stand around here for a minute doing nothing before you kick so that time can run out". I'm going to let him kick normally and then end the half after the kick.

Or it's a close game and they are trying to time waste. Sometimes if this is the case I will take time off until they get there, especially with 30+ seconds to go, then time on when they kick off to stop the time wasting.

leaguerefaus
15-04-16, 03:04
There isn't, but we're instructed to put time off after 60 seconds.
Interesting, we're not given a set time limit here. Although in the NRL they stop time after 80 seconds.

4eyesbetter
15-04-16, 12:04
What do you do after the kick, then? The other half of that is "restart when the kicker begins to kick, and time off again, if necessary, once the touch judges are in position and nobody's kicked off". Which assumes you're doing a professional match and if not you can use a bit of the old common sense.