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19-01-07, 09:01
Ulster vs Scarlets on Saturday.

Defender (Ulster, I think) threw the ball off the pitch - I thought accidentally. Next thing I see (as usual, Sky talking over the ref and showing clips of some event 15 minutes ago), there's a scrum.

Anyone know what the decision actually was? Was a penalty given and scrum option taken?

Or is a scrum the proper decision for an accidental throw? (I'd have thought it should be a line out - am I doing it wrong?)

19-01-07, 10:01
Haven't seen the incident, but believe the following should cover it:

Deliberately thrown off the pitch - penalty
Ball goes off because of misplaced pass backwards- line-out
Ball goes off because of misplaced pass forwards - scrum