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    Referee marking the lineout

    Thread Starter: OB..

    The PMB thread nearly got side-tracked into this, and I would like to clarify the various techniques. Basically there are three: 1. Make a mark for both non-throwing and throwing teams 2. Mark the line of touch and set a gap 3. Make a mark for the non-throwing side only. (In all cases the...

    Last Post By: ctrainor 25 Minutes Ago Go to last post

    Not straight

    Thread Starter: Tonystaf

    In the South Africa v Ireland game, a scrum was awarded for a not straight throw. The ball was then put in not straight at the scrum. The game continued. Has the "not straight law at the scrum" been repealed? The inconsistency is confusing.

    Last Post By: ctrainor 27 Minutes Ago Go to last post

    Pre match briefings

    Thread Starter: DocY

    I don't know if it's the same for anyone else, but since I've started refereeing I've had very little guidance when it comes to pre match briefings. About all I've ever had is the odd assessor who's listened in and maybe given a few words of feedback and the only time I ever get to hear other...

    Last Post By: Phil E 1 Hour Ago Go to last post

    How Brexit may affect your wallet.

    Thread Starter: L'irlandais

    BBC report Well many folks in Ireland (North and South) and Scotland woke up this morning regretting their neighbours decision. In the short term a price increase looks on the cards for many commodities in the UK, but can anybody honestly say what the long-term effect will be? This BBC report...

    Last Post By: Taff 3 Hours Ago Go to last post

    SA V Ire Tackle on Ire #15

    Thread Starter: Zulu_Bravo

    Leaving aside some shocking refereeing at the breakdown from Glen Jackson, what are our views on the tackle on the Ireland fullback early on.

    Last Post By: dave_clark 6 Hours Ago Go to last post
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