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  1. Re: a good example of the momentum "forward pass"

    A classic example of why people get it wrong. The passer is tackled and stopped dead just after passing (but not illegally late) so the ball is clearly in front of him - which is NOT the correct...
  2. [Law] Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    You are unlikely to get many goal-line situations in any one game, which under current law means the result could well turn on who has the significant advantage of being the attacking team.

    Is...
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    [Law] Re: a few new boy questions

    A couple of years ago there was considerable confusion over quite when the ball was out of a ruck. Some argued that one hand on was enough,whereas others said it had to be lifted (clear?). Under...
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    [Line out] Re: new boy questions round 3

    Key advice. Remember the old adage: "The ball has never yet been known to commit an offence."

    It's particularly true when the ball is kicked. Take a second to watch the kicker rather than...
  5. [Law] Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    So be it. At least the problem could disappear at the top levels. The law would not need changing again as lower levels catch up.
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    Re: Covid-19 Returning to play in Sept?

    ... and dying with it.
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    Re: Covid-19 Returning to play in Sept?

    We have flu vaccines, which AIUI is more similar to coronavirus than the common cold is.
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    Re: Mornington Madrid - íHola!

    How often did she find it necessary to actually speak Welsh?

    The last Census reported that there were no adult monoglot Welsh speakers.
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    Re: C-19 lockdown exercide

    I use a static bike and go for a 20 minute "run" most days.

    (Is "exercide" a portmanteau word? Exercise + suicide?)
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    Re: Mornington Madrid - íHola!

    It's a good job I did O Level Spanish ........ back in 1957.
  11. Thread: Mornington Sevens

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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Mornington Sevens

    https://secretldn.com/abandoned-tube-stations/
  12. Thread: Mornington SMS

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    Re: Mornington SMS

    Unexploded Bomb.
  13. [Line out] Re: At what point can a player leave a lineout to be passed to by the scrum half?

    ... except when the throw will go past the 15m line unplayed.
  14. [Line out] Re: At what point can a player leave a lineout to be passed to by the scrum half?

    There is a special law about long throws:
    18.3 Once the ball has been thrown, a lineout player may move beyond the 15-metre line. If the ball does not go beyond the 15-metre line, the player must...
  15. [Line out] Re: At what point can a player leave a lineout to be passed to by the scrum half?

    18.38 Other than by moving to the receiver position if that position is empty, no lineout player may leave the lineout until it has ended. Sanction: Penalty.
    That is the basic position. However:...
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    Re: Mornington москва

    No idea. I was just admiring the stained glass "windows".
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    Re: Mornington москва

    I though the revolution was a step in the LEFT direction.
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    Re: England Rugby Final League Positions 2019/20

    I think we are still waiting to see which 2nd XVs join the leagues?
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    [Law] Re: Definition of a kick

    in 1959 the definition of a kick was A kick is made by propelling the ball with the foot or leg from the knee to the toe inclusive.
    By 1974 this was still the definition, but when a taking a...
  20. Re: Enforcement of current law - refereeing at the breakdown March 2020

    That makes it important to try to get into a position where you can see if the tackled player has released the ball.
  21. Thread: FizzBuzz

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    Re: FizzBuzz

    I used a variant of this game when I taught English in Sweden for a short while. It worked well with younger children. Everybody would stand up. One would start counting upwards from 1. Any number...
  22. Re: Enforcement of current law - refereeing at the breakdown March 2020

    Scrums I grant you, but I have seen several sanctioned at lineouts at top levels - perhaps not as strictly as I expect at grass roots, but not a rara avis either.
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    Re: USA Rugby - bankrupt

    Do you write your own functions in Excel? WTR provides them for you. In England they even download for us all relevant fixtures from the RFU's Game Management System.
  24. Thread: WWE

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    Re: WWE

    A minor success: I have now found WWE in the 1841 census. I had forgotten that the 1841 census was the first one to record individual details, and for some reason they decided to round down the ages...
  25. Thread: WWE

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    Re: WWE

    Thanks for the Menton page - I had not seen that before. The Gravesend reference is new to me.
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