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    [Law] Re: Unsporting Conduct Question.

    In Limerick the silence for the kicker can be very off putting. But I must say that here in eastern France I wouldn’t waste my breathe trying to control the sideline supporters. Firstly, as was...
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    [Law] Re: Unsporting Conduct Question.

    I agree, the referee is responsible for the Laws of the game, which apply to the playing enclosure. Spectators are the responsibility of the club’s blazers. World Rugby’s regulation 20 is vague...
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    Re: Where are you this weekend - 2019-20

    Permanently moored none to far for HMS Temeraire. I am used to the English called the pitches, the rec. But fancy calling a sports ground «*reckless*»
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    Re: RWC Ref profiles

    Looks like Nigel Owens has a growing collection of engraved whistles at home. Nice.
  5. Thread: Concussion

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    Re: Concussion

    RWC 2019 Japan
    Who knew that concussion was an issue in Sumo?
  6. Re: Where the 2018 Law Book is actually different from 2017

    Hi mich,
    First post. Well done for leaving the shadows.

    Shouldn’t you be out enjoying the RWC?

    Rugby World Cup 2019™ Match Schedule
    International Stadium Yokohama

    POOL STAGES
    Sat 21...
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    [Law] Re: Offside or not

    I agree with Rich_NL on that point, it is better to hold your hand up and say Sorry I was wrong to have blown. Let’s restart with a scrum. Pretending to be right, will only make you lose...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    That’s not the issue. Sevens can play out a tournament over a weekend. XV needs 8 weeks to do so, but at least with 16 teams the discrepancy in turnarounds is eliminated. Come to think of it, the...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    In fact when you look at the 16 teams structure and the idea of an Emerging Nations Cup.
    Handball has already adopted such a format. No point Rugby try and reinvent the wheel. :shrug:

    With...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    I strongly suspect you are right. In terms of growing the game, reducing the number of teams at RWC wouldn’t be welcomed. However as you pointed out earlier the underlying problem in scheduling is...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    How can I know. In any case WR in consultation with Japan have not adhered to that very mission statement. Point in question : Samoa “emerging nation” forced to play Scotland, Japan and Ireland in...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    The matches are as follows:
    Pool A matches (3 games per team)
    Pool B
    Pool C
    Pool D

    Challenge Trophy QFs
    Cup QFs

    13 place semi finals
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    The linked Rugby site, shows a sixteen teams format. Scroll down to see how the tournament unfolds. So it is four teams less than currently invited. The whole point is to ensure sufficient rest...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    That’s why I linked the format. After the pool stages, each level has quarter finals. Four times 4 quarter finals is 16 matches. Each of Cup, Bowl, Plate, Shield have two semifinals that’s Four...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    That’s not quite how the Cup, Plate, Bowl, Shield tournament works, but anyway why not viable? If it’s good enough for Sevens, it could be made work. Mimicking soccer isn’t working, so why not let...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    I thought I had answered that question for you with my post #06. Perhaps we need to look at a different format. Reducing it to 16 teams like in Sevens would certainly solve the problem of not being...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    Crossref if there was an easy fix, WR would have implemented it by now. Yes the financial side doesn’t stack up if only 16 teams tog out. As Mark says, tough! We cannot accept players careers...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    Criticism is necessary, otherwise WR will carry on not giving a fig for player safety. These people are not unpaid volunteers, as far as I am aware. They need to be held accountable.

    Obviously...
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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    I have no doubt it is not an easy task. However World Rugby likes to pay lip service to Player safety, it is time their actions matched their words. If you know tiredness leads to injury, and a 6...
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    RWC Japan 2019 - Business

    Interesting article about the business side of Rugby World Cups.


    The 44 matches are compressed into an 8 week period, as the goal is to break even, or make a profit. The RFU made a surplus of...
  21. [Law] Re: Tap penalty to player already running: allowed?

    Like the OP was aware that a flying wedge was illegal, but was unsure about the “single player” cavalry charge. While it looked dangerous, I have the feeling he may have awarded the try. Or not?
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    [Law] Re: Choke 'Tackle'

    Not two minutes into the match. (3 minutes 50 seconds into this clip

    https://youtu.be/p_Cf5DHK-Ic
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    [Law] Re: Choke 'Tackle'

    Spot on, a clear penalty offense. If I recall rightly Ireland won the turnover, perhaps the referee wasn’t well positioned to see it. You should realize this is a YouTube compilation video, so not...
  24. [Law] Re: Tap penalty to player already running: allowed?

    No. Because 9.11 covers it in an unchanged sort of way.
  25. [Law] Re: Tap penalty to player already running: allowed?

    How sure are you that rewording a poorly written law means change? There is a school of thought that says the rewording was not at all a change, only tidying up. And I deliberately chose 9.11...
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