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    [Law] Re: Place of Conversion kick

    Yes, absolutely - I donít stipulate in which direction, and at the level I ref, I donít particularly need to.
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    [Law] KO deliberately not going 10

    Whilst looking at the clip in the below thread - I saw this...
    https://youtu.be/S7xBBPVgAB8?t=64

    Even if time was up, I don't think I'd finish the match on that - and give the opposing team...
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    [Law] Re: Deliberate knock forward

    I think in that one - he is trying to catch/control the ball...

    By contrast in the OP - I think he is moving the ball forwards to achieve an uncontested catch, which on reflection is a PK under...
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    [Law] Re: Deliberate knock forward

    Amended, my original response was ...
    "That's play-on for me... if he had knocked-it on, then it would be a deliberate knock-on... but as he didn't knock it on, I don't see how it can be a...
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    [Law] Re: Place of Conversion kick

    Isnít the advantage for a KO to move away from the direction you will kick? More hang time
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    [Ruck] Re: Under 10's - Rucking

    On 2 - the answers above are right, but IMHO the kids get a better game is you take a generous view of what constitutes still in... and manage it actively ...
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    [Law] Re: Place of Conversion kick

    I'd allow that... although I accept there no specific justification in law for doing so.
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    [Kit] Re: High Leg boots Quins v Clermont

    I believe the single toe-stud is no longer expressly prohibited. (no reference to it in WR Reg 12)
    ...also http://www.andymcgeady.com/studs-cleats-rugby-legal-2015/
  9. [Law] Re: Penalty offence by team that didn't knock on while playing advantage for the KO

    For me itís not just dangerous play, but also anything cynical or misconduct. Conveniently Dangerous Play and Misconduct are sections in law 9 which about fit.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Reports on Referee post-game on WhosTheRef

    ...but before you go, could you pass me the soap?
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    [Law] Re: Hand Off or Fend to the face/head/neck

    When I have reffed a couple of ladies games, both teams seems to expect that hand-offs were below shoulder line.

    The implication was it was in the tournament regs - but in either case I was happy...
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    Re: Club refs, in England, are they covered?

    As far as I could tell from the conversation I had - it was not generic state cover... so worth checking. But if a school is doing rugby they need to have the school and teachers covered / the...
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    Re: Club refs, in England, are they covered?

    Do you say that having read the policy doc (available online)? The policy wording explicitly includes Members and Employees. I can see no reference to a minimum qualification to ref. (Thereís...
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    Re: Club refs, in England, are they covered?

    Caveat - I am no lawyer...

    However as best I could tell the cover applies to clubs not schools. I decided I was covered reffing for the soc., reffing as a member/volunteer for a club, but would...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Reports on Referee post-game on WhosTheRef

    We (Kent) have also recently introduced WTR match reports - but I still choose to use the paper ones. Not because I am a ludite but because I like the fact they facilitate a conversation with each...
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    [Tackle] Re: Open play, non-maul

    I don't read the sentence like that - I read it more like... "flying-wedges are illegal, flying-wedges usually happen near the goal line when the attacking team is awarded a penalty or free kick"...
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    [Law] Re: Referees using player's names

    I use names in the rare instances I can... seems to improve communication without (for me) giving a bias.

    In the pre-match briefing, I always introduce myself to captain by my name when I shake...
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    Re: Touch call before fracas (Exeter/Saracens)

    I though Wayne did well to avoid the need for a sanction (with a tiny bit of help from Billy)
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    [Law] Re: Uncontested lineout drive/ maul - penalty?

    For some reason it's not on the IRB site - http://hertsrefs.co.uk/docs/2013_14/IRB_Clarification_-_Lineout.pdf . (it's also a tad old at 2014)

    IRB clarification for teams choosing not to engage at...
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    Re: Bath/Sharks - AR pushing water-carier

    He'd been allowing clear-outs like that all game
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    Re: Bath/Sharks - AR pushing water-carier

    fair! I knew what I meant...
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    Bath/Sharks - AR pushing water-carier

    The TJ in Bath/Sharks seems a tad aggressive towards the water-boy at 1:15:21 (45:32 game time). Hardly seems to be defusing the situation...
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    [Maul] Re: Going to ground in a maul in U12s

    ...and many U12 refs
  24. Saracens vs Bristol - Next maul penalty will go...

    https://www.premiershiprugby.com/watch/full-match-saracens-v-bristol-bears-gallagher-premiership-round-6

    At 39:49 (game clock) - Tom Foley says "3 maul penalties, next maul penalty will go"
    At...
  25. [Assistant Referees] Re: Pushed by player - my fault for being in field of play?

    Thereís quite a difference between ignoring a TJs input on foul-play (correct) and not protecting the TJ in the event of a player pushing them. Assuming the TJ did nothing to provoke the incident,...
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