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  1. Thread: First 7's Games

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    [7's/10's] Re: First 7's Games

    In 7s I've seen more tackled players dropping a knee to the ground to turn a 1 on 1 grapple into a tackle.
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    [Scrum] Re: Scrum half put in

    I have a vague memory that in previous versions of the law book there was some wording about the scrum half being able to choose which side to put the ball into the scrum but having chosen they have...
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    [Law] Re: Offence warranting YC the. Try, go back and YC?

    Genuinely interested in the idea that you are telling teams that a card is going to be issued. Does that make the offending player more likely to re-offend during the advantage period, as they are...
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    [Law] Re: Question from World Rugby law quiz

    Try

    Law 8.2e
    A try is scored when an attacking player:
    e. Who is in touch or touch-in-goal, grounds the ball in the opponents’ in-goal provided the player is not holding the ball.
  5. [Law] Re: Law Change Proposal - Elminate accidental knock-ons

    He has previously played people out of position. So second rowers are in the centres or wingers moved to flanker. To be fair, he's a v good coach and is 100% more interested in developing the...
  6. [Law] Re: Law Change Proposal - Elminate accidental knock-ons

    A couple of weekends ago, my son's u14 team played a real mis-match of a game and were soon 30+ points up. The referee was from our club and decided to 'go easy' on the losing team and ignored a few...
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    [Maul] Re: unsuccessful maul restart

    Back when I was coaching juniors, I used to explain the various "unsuccessful maul from a kick" scenarios as "If the kicking team had to kick the ball, then they get the put in. If they chose to...
  8. Thread: Nigel in action

    by Dan_A
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    Re: Nigel in action

    For those that never play in a bigger game for the rest of their careers, I think Nigel and his banter would only make their important day even more memorable.
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    [Law] Re: Referees view on this

    Cavalry charge: An illegal type of attack, which usually happens near the goal line, when the attacking team is awarded a penalty or free-kick. At a signal from the kicker, a line of attacking...
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    Re: Other than from a restart....

    Agree with Phil's message.

    Also wanted to add that having done this transition twice, what we found was that as soon as you introduce the facility to kick, some kids think they should kick ALL the...
  11. Thread: Getting back up.

    by Dan_A
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    [Tackle] Re: Getting back up.

    I have noticed this over the last year or so. I wonder whether players are trying to release too quickly in order to get to a jackal position? And in so doing, the referee is seeing this as 'not...
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    [Law] Re: Acceptable frustration or sending off?

    https://www.englandrugby.com/mm/Document/General/General/01/32/64/32/safeguardingpolicybookletFinaldigitalcolour_English.pdf

    The RFU welcomes the taking of appropriate images of children in rugby...
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    [Law] Re: Acceptable frustration or sending off?

    The junior squad that I used to manage had 4 or 5 boys doing GCSE Sports (school exams at 16yrs old). They all had rugby as one of their sport options and had to get video of them playing or...
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    Re: Are TMOs Ruining Things

    Does it make any difference that the NZ forward standing over the ball definitely "breaks" his bind. It happens as Lawes moves forwards. If the forward is no longer bound to the tackle-thing, is...
  15. Thread: Feeding

    by Dan_A
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    [Scrum] Re: Feeding

    Law 19.22 The hooker from the team which threw in the ball must strike for the ball. Sanction: Free-kick.

    https://laws.worldrugby.org/?law=19
  16. Thread: Eddie, no !

    by Dan_A
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    Re: Eddie, no !

    So, I have shared that clip literally a dozen times over the years, with the sole aim of having a laugh at Carling's expense. And it has never occurred to me that a 5m scrum could have been on the...
  17. Thread: Eddie, no !

    by Dan_A
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    Re: Eddie, no !

    This is still my favourite Will Carling clip:-

    https://youtu.be/03gpzFZadcQ
  18. Re: Safety driven law changes - banning the tackle at U18

    Here's some quick thoughts for you:-
    1) Introduction of the HIA into the regulations clearly shows a concern for player safety?

    2) Protocols and guidance re protecting people in the air?

    3)...
  19. Thread: Dummy Touch Down

    by Dan_A
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    [Law] Re: Dummy Touch Down

    I watched this live as I'm a Falcons fan.

    Tempest did blow the whistle but only once Goneva had gone about 50m with the ball.

    I'm fine that he was fooled, I can see how that would happen. I'm...
  20. Thread: Head scratcher

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    [Law] Re: Head scratcher

    Once the the kicker "begins the approach to kick" the ball is kind of live, as that's when the defending team can start their run towards the kicker??
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    Re: Intentional Knock-on?

    I read the first post and immediately thought of this recent Super Rugby try:-
    https://www.rugbypass.com/news/watch-beauden-barrett-pulls-off-juggling-intercept-no-look-flick-pass/

    Would anyone...
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    [Mini/Midi] Re: New age grade Law Variations trial in Scotland

    Yes, absolutely. We did a risk assessment. We identified which players could be exposed to the lifting. We had qualified coaches do a couple of sessions with them. We briefed the (Welsh) referee...
  23. Thread: WR Law Quiz

    by Dan_A
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    [Law] Re: WR Law Quiz

    I would say that a scrum option exists but it would have to be from the same place as the kick, so option C would be wrong on that basis?
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    [Mini/Midi] Re: New age grade Law Variations trial in Scotland

    Yep, understood, just want to make sure that tour leaders and/or our club would not be facing off with the insurance company. It would be harder for them to prove negligence if the County office...
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    [Mini/Midi] Re: New age grade Law Variations trial in Scotland

    When I did the permission to tour paperwork with out County office, I specifically included the fact that we were playing to WRU age group rules in the risk assessment, with a note about the...
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