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    Zebra1922

    Non engagement at Line Out

    Thread Starter: Zebra1922

    Just want to check my interpretation of WR guidance and law at the line out for an uncontested maul. Attacking team win the ball and begin maul formation. Opposition do not engage (stepping aside rather than leaving the line out). I call use it as the ball moves to the back of the (no...

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    SimonSmith

    Diving to score

    Thread Starter: SimonSmith

    We are - I think - broadly agreed that hurdling a potential tackler and having boots near the head is a bit of a no-no. I had two tries scored on Saturday on what was quite a trying day generally. Ruck formed 1 - 2m from the goal line. Black picked up the ball and dived. His dive was not...

    Last Post By: Dickie E 4 Hours Ago Go to last post
    CrouchTPEngage

    Bias and refereeing team with family relative in it

    Thread Starter: CrouchTPEngage

    Just after some advice here. This season has seen a couple of events which means I am starting to get into a quandary 1) I come from a large-ish family. I have nephews and sons who play rugby in local leagues all for different clubs. 2) Some teams have , this season, been demoted and/or...

    Last Post By: Dickie E 5 Hours Ago Go to last post
    ChrisR

    The NFL is just plain nuts . . .

    Thread Starter: ChrisR

    . . . to flag this tackle as illegal yet allow hits to the head, tackling in the air etc etc. https://twitter.com/OllieConnolly/status/1041417898831605760

    Last Post By: Zebra1922 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
    WoodyOne

    Defender lifting ball carrier in open play

    Thread Starter: WoodyOne

    Quick question - is there any law prohibiting a defender lifting and holding a ball carrier up with their feet off the ground to stop them going to ground? In effect to stopping contact becoming a tackle and forcing a mail? I had this situation on Sat, with defender bear hugging the BC and...

    Last Post By: Zebra1922 8 Hours Ago Go to last post