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    [Golden Oldies] Re: What happened next?

    The Goal was (probably, I have a 1974 copy of Games and Sports in the Army, which kindly includes the full playing regulations for about 30 sports) scored under Law 16 - Fair-Catch (Mark) and Free...
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    [Law] Re: summary of law changes, proposals and trials ?

    Bump …

    The Times of London had an article yesterday on the progress of Law Trials, mainly in France (you have to excuse the sub-editors, harrumph). It may be behind a paywall:...
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    Re: Others sporting interests

    Is it competitive and does it get your heart rate up?
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    [Ruck] Re: scrum half protection

    Which enables him to bind to an opposition player. If the ruck was not over, then the ball was not out of the (ex-)ruck. Play on for me. The opposition must oppose if they want protection of the...
  5. Thread: Marler grope

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    [Law] Re: Marler grope

    Good.
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    Re: Coronavirus Impact

    One U15 7s (tomorrow) cancelled, as a pupil at the host school is a confirmed case; although school has been clearance to continue normal activities, a large number of (but not all) visiting schools...
  7. Thread: French Red Card

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    Re: French Red Card

    The threshold for a citing is RC. Thus YC-able actions escape (to avoid over-loading the system?).
  8. [In-goal] Re: Restart into in goal - defender kicks it dead via touch in goal - decision?

    Correct, he's put it back over the field of play.
  9. Thread: conferring

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: conferring

    It is remarkably petty (and somewhat abusive) for a club to complain about a specific referee at a Level 11 match over one such issue. I would expect full support from your Society, even if some...
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    Re: [6N] Sco v Fra: Player on ground

    If there is someone on their feet who has been prevented from playing the ball by the roll, then I will PK every time. If it is ONE roll (less than 360) to present the ball towards the BC's team...
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    Re: Can anyone help please?

    Unlikely to be a military link - the UK University Officer Training Corps did not start until 1908. ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) is a US institution: although it started in 19th Century,...
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    Sticky: Re: TJ Advice (In Time For Cup Comps)

    How fast can you / they run?
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    Re: Others sporting interests

    Orienteering, cross country skiing, biathlon are my main ones - all after joining the Army. Athletics officiating (Track and Starting) after leaving. Working up to an Ultra (Falkland Islands) in Apr...
  14. [In-goal] Re: Restart into in goal - defender kicks it dead via touch in goal - decision?

    If he kicks it as soon as he was within reach, then options as that is "without delay".
    If he stands beside/over the ball, has a look around, and then kicks it out, then 22 DO as that is not...
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    Re: [6N] Eddie Jones Post Match Comments

    Thanks. I missed the first half.
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    Re: [6N] Eddie Jones Post Match Comments

    Keep digging Eddie. At least the players on the pitch accepted it with good grace.

    Actually, although the sound was muted, Farrell appeared to have sensible discussions with BOK towards the end. ...
  17. Thread: Marler grope

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    [Law] Re: Marler grope

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    No comment ...
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    Re: [6N] Eddie Jones Post Match Comments

    Just repeated in Radio 2 News: "when you have 13players against 16 it's pretty hard, mate".
    2 minutes into this live programme (link may have to be updated after this evening): ...
  19. Thread: Law 14.7 & 21.7

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    [Tackle] Re: Law 14.7 & 21.7

    Thank you for your responses. I'll think about the majority democratic view, although I know with whom I agree. But I can follow other consensuses (e.g. I wanted to say 'consensi') that I do not...
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    [Ruck] Re: Question about off the feet in a ruck.

    Perhaps at the upper levels, but at the lower community level I don't wish to be blowing my whistle that often, or to stop there being some competition for the ball. If you over-balance / put hands...
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    [Law] Re: Penalty Try or not? Opinions please

    As all others have said, no problems with PT. Personally I would require more like 66% probability, but there is no hard and fast way to judge that.

    Hair-pulling can be deliberate or a mistake -...
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    [Law] Re: Whose knock-on is it anyway ?

    My first thought: the 'knock-on' occurs when the ball touches another player or the ground before the original ball-carrier can catch it. However, the Definitions start: "when a player loses...
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    Re: Law 15.7 binding onto player in the ruck

    If it is still a ruck, should there not be a legal way for him to join it, even if it is on the ground (obviously not 'collapsed' because that is not allowed)?
  24. Thread: Law 14.7 & 21.7

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    [Tackle] Law 14.7 & 21.7

    Is my sensitivity meter set too high? For me the try scorer makes a secondary move when bending his knees up to get closer to the GL. As this occurs as one might describe 'during the tackle', are...
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    [In-goal] Re: Double Movement and Mauls

    Yup. Failed there! Back in my box.
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