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  1. Thread: Over use of YC

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    Re: Over use of YC

    Would you apply the same analysis to a 5 metre scrum? I would suggest not: the fact that the defending scrum may receive a YC/PT if it is adjudicated to have, for instance, collapsed the scrum...
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    Hollywood Walsh retiring?

    http://www.theroar.com.au/2015/03/20/steve-walsh-retires-from-refereeing-with-immediate-effect/

    If true, it's a shame.
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    Re: Chiefs vs. Highlanders - 2nd Penalty Try

    In the first incident, I would have gone YC for 6 green - he turns his hips out and ends up driving into the opposition front row at a right angle. That in itself will collapse a scrum. The front...
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    Re: Tigers front row give Irish wings

    Phil E is spot on. I have had the very unfortunate experience playing 3 to go sky high - inexperienced but strong second row got too low on my thigh and drove up. It's quite scary. Luckily the...
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    Re: Sco v Wal blocking run

    I don't understand why there is even a question of this not being obstruction. Red 13 is in front of BC from the moment BC gets possession until the moment Blue tackler attempts to make the tackle. ...
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    Re: Dragging the tackled player into touch

    a) Nonu has broken the line (again! :yawn and is heading towards a trepidatious full back. He feints left then steps right, putting the FB on his arse. Grounded FB in despair throws out an arm, which...
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    Re: How many weeks will this get?

    Disgraceful. Possible incarceration on the street, easily could have broken his jaw. Would have go more if he had swung a punch in clear view and connected. I am as annoyed by opensides (let's not...
  8. Re: Ruck use it or lose it - Gloucester v Northampton

    Crossref, I agree, I think that is the equitable approach to the application of the law.
  9. Ruck use it or lose it - Gloucester v Northampton

    I watched the Aviva highlights tonight with my son, a young ref and player. The end of the game was interesting because it was the first time I have seen the new ruck 5 second "use it or lose it"...
  10. Thread: Australia v NZ

    by MattyP
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    Re: Australia v NZ

    There were a couple of decision which I thought AR got wrong which really had an impact.

    The first was the Kevin Mealamu turnover for "not releasing" - even in real time in the pub we noticed he...
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    Re: Aus v Wales - #14 Aus on #15 Wales

    It has been cited.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/rugby-union/18472338
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    Re: Aus v Wales - #14 Aus on #15 Wales

    Simon, surely you don't really consider "why" a prop would collapse a scrum in making a decision?

    Jones flat-out hinged and went straight down, the same thing Aussie props have been pinged off...
  13. Thread: SA v Eng

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    Re: SA v Eng

    Cave Dweller, agreed, physics and gravity are the proximal causes. But a TH arm bind is often the pre-cursor to the LH getting no bind, which often then becomes the distal cause of a collapse. I've...
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    Re: Aus v Wales - Edwards slams illegal Pocock

    The broadcast here in the US was an usually good cockup - it had the commentary in Welsh! I guess that's better than the usual biased Aussie commentary we'd get. But my son and I commented what a...
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    Re: Charged down kick/no gain in ground

    Thanks Phil.
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    Charged down kick/no gain in ground

    This doesn't seem like the right outcome... even if it is technically right.

    http://www.sareferees.com/laws/view/2829665/

    Where in the laws of the game does it say that an unsuccessful...
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    Re: 2 bites at the cherry

    One of the refs who contributes on this site (a good one, IMHO, I might add) PK'd my son in a high school match last week for something very similar. I had a better view from the side line, and...
  18. Thread: Heinekin Final

    by MattyP
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    Re: Heinekin Final

    :norc:I just saw this on rugbydump, then immediately jumped over here for the learned opinion... Because my immediate thought was "Nigel, you've pulled out the wrong card there, mate..." Very...
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    Re: Is the White Card a cop out?

    I agree with OB that while the data is interesting, it insufficient to be drawing a statistical inference. So back to scenario analysis. One interesting case from the weekend I saw was the Luke...
  20. Thread: Frustration!

    by MattyP
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    Re: Frustration!

    Well the Aussie commentators during the Waratahs v Crusaders match did comment that the ref is always the best person on the field to run at as they are the worst defender...
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    Re: Most Famous Rugby Player?

    George W. Bush probably would be a good inclusion somewhere on this. Tour mascot?
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    Re: Most Famous Rugby Player?

    In "Fitzsimons on Rugby", Peter Fitzsimons lists his World XV of celebs that actually played (great book, by the way). This link gave me an excuse to drag the book out, and so for you reading...
  23. Thread: Youngs Citing

    by MattyP
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    Youngs Citing

    I thought this was interesting.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QF7AiDjPjsU

    In particular, I'm curious whether other refs would have viewed Allinson as a "third man in". ...
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    Re: A Penalty Kick Question.

    John Eales did it (jumped up and caught a penalty) in a Super game at Ballymore. Looked for some footage but couldn't find it.
  25. Thread: LV cup - citing

    by MattyP
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    Re: LV cup - citing

    He put an arm bar on the guy and yanked hard. A broken arm was a possible outcome - whether he intended to or was recklessly indifferent to that outcome matters not. It was illegal in the laws of...
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