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    Re: Scrum at the end of the match

    OB has hit the nail on head...

    There is still an ambiguity because, as I believe I have mentioned previously, the two laws use different terminology.

    At least we now have the official RFU view...
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    Re: Scrum at the end of the match

    The reply I received from HQ
    When you look at the Law you need to decide which Law is to be applied. Here it is clearly Law 5 relating to time and Law 5.7(e) states “If a scrum has to be reset, the...
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    Re: Scrum at the end of the match

    Crossref...my thought exactly as I have the response but not the way in which the question was phrased. I will find out.
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    Re: Scrum at the end of the match

    This has been raised through my Society to 'Laws @rfu.com'.

    The response we received was ....The scrum must be completed!
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    Re: Scrum at the end of the match

    I guess the question comes down to..

    Does the 'ended in 20.11 b...This new scrum is at the place where the previous scrum ENDED

    Equate to the 'completed' in law 57 e
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    Scrum at the end of the match

    We all know that a game cannot end until an awarded scrum has been completed.

    Law 20.11 a) If the scrum is wheeled beyond 90 the referee 'stops play and awards another scrum'.

    20.11 b) This NEW...
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    Re: Second tackle in the tackle zone.

    Law says Law 15.6 (g) Any player who first gains possession of the ball at the tackle or near to it may be tackled by an opposition player providing that player does so from behind the ball and from...
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    Number 8 - Holding Ball Between His Feet

    I've seen this happening on TV before now, yesterday it happened in my game.

    Attacking scrum about 8m out. The attacking side win the ball and go for a pushover. Rather than the usual approach of...
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    Re: Balancing Scrums At U19

    There was an IRB 'clarification' on this point - August 09 requested by the ARU. It seems the intent of the law is - if a forward goes off you scrum with 7 forwards, if a back goes off then scrum...
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    Re: Blood Sub question

    A while ago having raised the question at a Society meeting I was told that the blood sub is allowed to remain on after the 15 minutes....However we in RFU land need to remember the front...
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    Re: Clothing 'SKINS'

    Did we ever get a definitive statement on this one.

    It came up for me on Saturday and I quietly asked the player to remove them and he did.

    It would be helpful to have something to back me up!
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    Incomplete Teams - IRB Scrum Ruling

    One of the questions that re-occurs is 'why if a back goes off do we have to reduce numbers in the scrum?'.

    I've just seen this IRB ruling on the SA ref website...looks like the right answer eveni...
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    Refereeing The Breakdown

    I've just been reading some stuff from the South African Refs Site - http://www.sareferees.co.za/news/ref_news/1482000.htm.

    Some good stuff in here but I will be interested in people's views on...
  14. Thread: Scrum Engagement

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    Scrum Engagement

    Watching the France - all Black game on Saturday and it was very noticeable that scrum engaement was problematical (as an adviser would say).

    How much of this was down Chris White's calling of the...
  15. Thread: Try or Not?

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    Try or Not?

    Watching the S14 Bulls v Hurricanes last Friday an incident occurred that set me thinking… and now I need some help to conclude the thinking.

    Ball kicked through and bounces into in goal. An...
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