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    by Published on 24-11-16 19:11  Number of Views: 4119 

    The recent furore over the Sam Cane v Robbie Henshaw collision in the second test between Ireland and New Zealand got me to thinking about the merits of using slow motion video to make judgements about potential foul play incidents in rugby. I think we have all heard the meme that sometimes, looking ...
    Published on 15-09-15 11:09  Number of Views: 16289 
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    JP (John Paul) Doyle is a referee that all English rugby fans will know. Having risen up the ranks quickly in the RFU, JP became a full time referee in 2008 as part of the RFU's elite referee trainee program, ...
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    With just a handful of tier one Internationals to his name, Pascal Gazre is one of the most inexperienced test referees in the RWC team. One of three French referees ...
    Published on 05-09-15 02:09  Number of Views: 6028 
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    RugbyRefs.com is delighted to offer you the chance to compete against each other on two competitions for the Rugby World Cup.

    We have a Prediction Comp, for predicting Match winners & margins, and a Fantasy comp for those who are a little more into their rugby, to see if they can manage their perfect team.

    The two comps are hosted by SuperBru and are open to RugbyRefs.com people on all utilised platforms (website, Facebook & Twitter).

    You have 13 days to get your selection in for the first round, and to select your ultimate team for the Fantasy competition.
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    Published on 02-09-15 22:09  Number of Views: 12044 
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    Nigel Owens was born on the 18 June 1971 and raised in Mynyddcerrig; a small traditional Welsh speaking village approximately 12 miles from Carmarthen, in south west Wales. As a keen sportsman, Owens played Full Back for the school rugby team, but after missing a crucial match-winning conversion, the teacher made a tongue in cheek comment that he should consider becoming a referee. It was a half joking throw away comment which could have been instantly forgotten, but by happy coincidence it would change his life, because Owens thought to himself Why not? ...

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    crossref

    Time please

    Thread Starter: crossref

    Bath wanting a replay because the final whistle was blown before the stadium clock said zero This could sort out who, exactly , measures time in professional rugby, and how is it done https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/19/bath-request-toulouse-replay

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    Thread Starter: tewdric

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    CrouchTPEngage

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    Thread Starter: CrouchTPEngage

    Just watching Wasps v Bath and ,as Bath attempt to clear their lines, Tom Cruse makes a good charge down but takes the full force of the ball kicked directly at his head. He looks knocked out. Ref blows. He subsequently passes his HIA. My question is : how do we restart ? The law says give a scrum...

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    tewdric

    I thought I was losing it..

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    Reading the 2018 law book, 14.6 says a tackled player who has got back on their feet can play the ball from any direction. I could have sworn that changed this year, thought I. Lo and behold the online version adds "may play the ball from the direction of their own goalline". One for...

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    thepercy

    Scrum - Who can strike for the ball?

    Thread Starter: thepercy

    19.20 Front-row players may gain possession by striking for the ball but only once the ball touches the ground in the tunnel. Or 19.22 (New) The hooker from the team which threw in the ball must strike for the ball.

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