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    Re: accidentally taking a free kick

    when it was already placed on the spot? I don't doubt CR's suggestion (it's as good as any other) but given people try and steal distance for throw ins and other dead ball scenarios (ie closer to...
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    Re: accidentally taking a free kick

    no problem with that - but this guy certainly intended to kick the ball. quite why or for what reason i cant fathom (caveat - see above)

    didds
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    Re: accidentally taking a free kick

    Well i cant for a moment work out what he thought he was doing - IF it was a genuine accident.

    id be suspecting a bung from somewhere (CF bombay bookmakers) to be honest.

    didds
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    Re: cross code "test"

    ... and bath couldnt really scrum against wigan as it was too dangerous ie Wigan didnt know how to scrummage against that sort fo pressure) so one key compenent for Bath to knacker Wigan's forwards...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    wigan beat Bath 82-6 in the league game. Bath beat Wigan 44-19 in the union game.

    This suggestion seems to be a "mixed" code whatever that means though the report mentions one half of league amnd...
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    Re: cross code "test"

    Im not picking on the bloke but maybe this indicates an issue in such a fixture to be even vaguely feasible?

    “I wouldn’t like to be a rugby league player at the bottom of one of them mauls. That’d...
  7. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    ... depending on who you talk to :-)

    didds
  8. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    you can do it with some practise.

    no... not THAT practsie.

    pints above head - doable :-0
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    Re: swing low

    for the avoidance of doubt I was being facaetious ;-)
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    Re: swing low

    with actions etc I was singing this in the 70s

    didds
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    Re: swing low

    well, as its about the muder of an ex-lover its bordering on domestic violence and certainly criminal activity. similarly Fields of Athenry regarding a convict/felon. As for 500 miles... well,...
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    Re: swing low

    Of course not.

    And that introduces the possibility of eg Eng v TeamA. TeamA is winning 45-3 with 45 minutes to go. England fans start singing the song and don't stop.

    Or if you like England...
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    Re: swing low

    that's not what the telegraph headline says though.

    And as much as I can see in front of the paywall


    So yes - one line of that is regarding the RFU's own use of it.

    Two other lines...
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    Re: swing low

    "Whether the ban can be enforced is questionable. The IRB has not explained how it will prevent a crowd of 80,000 from singing unaccompanied."
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    Re: swing low

    whatever its origins and whatever the rights and wrongs of "banning it"

    * any ban is totally unenforceable. it 20K people start singing it at a match what are the ground authorities going to do? ...
  16. Thread: it's coming home

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    Re: it's coming home

    Hmmm. That's seems reasonable. I say that not because I live in the UK - I cant see me ever shelling out north of 200 for a ticket for any game so it wont affect me other than a time zone thing. ...
  17. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    Yep. (O and A level economics me :-).

    Though of course the market determined price isnt necessarily what I (or anybody else) may still consider "value for money". Coming back to the sky sports...
  18. Thread: it's coming home

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    Re: it's coming home

    Seems that it means a lot of countries spend (aka waste) a lot of money trying to secure the rights to the RWC. Money that could be ploughed into the game instead.

    So why not RWC just say as of...
  19. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    I still have to want to buy it at the price that is asked. Howsoever the supplier arrives at the cost they are asking.

    didds
  20. Thread: Not 5 at QTI

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    [Law] Re: Not 5 at QTI

    the irony being that is true I perceive at the highest levels.

    whereas down in the deepest community game while on the whole scrums are probably "safer" than lineouts,

    * there probably aren't...
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    [Law] Re: Lineout - blocking throw / throw not 5m

    For A is there a distinction between a deliberate interception and an accidental one?

    eg blue hooker in tramlines jumps forward and catches the ball at 4.8m versus blue jumper at #2 reaches...
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    Re: Super rugby law trials

    5 & 6 seem to promote more kicking. Though i suppose it counteracts the tedious trench warfare of pick and drive and one out hit ups in the centre of the pitch possibly.

    didds
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    Re: Super rugby law trials

    Good spot CR.

    "Perhaps the trial authors think that an attacking knock on in goal would normally lead to a 22m drop out ? "

    You are making the basic assumption that the law authors ever...
  24. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    Im guessing that is a per household cost for a year for sky sports (that's on top of a basic sky sub maybe? I wouldn't know?)

    On that basis that's 7.70 a week for the sport, which if you...
  25. Thread: Laws app update

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    Re: Laws app update

    that's in the secret tweet/whatsapp group message
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