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  1. Thread: latching

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    Re: latching

    ... and one counter to solid latching that was developed is the barrel/croc roll (other terms are available) which then in itelse brought legality issues - not to mention technical issues l;ike...
  2. Thread: latching

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    Re: latching

    although TBH its been seen in the community game almost as long IME, not that I am disagreeing with Becket's overall point :)

    didds
  3. Thread: RSA vs Africa

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    [Tackle] Re: RSA vs Africa

    as above. The answer is dont get in a position whereby the only oprion is play the diving player in the act of scoring.

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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    its what "they do". I'm not really sure why anybody takes any notice whatsoever of this sort of bollocks.

    didds
  5. Thread: latching

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    Re: latching

    frankly Id say no. But this appears to have been a standard and acceptable practise for a couple of decades now

    didds
  6. Thread: RSA vs Africa

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    [Tackle] Re: RSA vs Africa

    wrt how to tackle a player in the air in the act of scoring (I think thjat is what you meant) the usual answer is "dont get yourself in that defending position"

    didds
  7. Thread: Placer Question

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    [Law] Re: Placer Question

    a.k.a. manage it :-)
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: Kurtley beale - lucky to stay on the field?

    yep - test batsmen facing a delivery at 90 mph from just less than 22 yards away etc
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: Kurtley beale - lucky to stay on the field?

    do I need an exact example for it to be so? We've discussed this before ad nauseum - it IS what would happen. The fact that as yet it hasn't is no indication that it in theory cant. This forum is...
  10. Thread: Placer Question

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    [Law] Re: Placer Question

    or is this just one of those messy laws where the law writer never ever envisaged that anybody BUT a player would hold the ball, because in 1897 (or whenever!) when the law was written there were no...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Re: Kurtley beale - lucky to stay on the field?

    I don't disagree - except for one scenario... where an opponent chases his team's kick ahead and leaps for the ball. If he then lands on top of this totally stationary player and as a result flips...
  12. Thread: Jackaling

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    [Ruck] Re: Jackaling

    presumably no ruck is formed until contact is made - so if blue and gr5een both can get jhands on without conbtact with each other (stratching stuff here I know) then both can continue. Though...
  13. Thread: Scrum PK

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    [Scrum] Re: Scrum PK

    being silly here ... this is NOT serious ;-)

    but they were pushing straight - staright upwards at a slight angle... the laws don't define straight as meaning paralell to the ground etc do they?...
  14. Thread: Samoa v USA

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    Re: Samoa v USA

    so as above what if the foot is 1m away?
  15. Thread: Samoa v USA

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    Re: Samoa v USA

    somebody has to try new tactics for the very first time after all.

    didds
  16. Thread: Samoa v USA

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    Re: Samoa v USA

    so - 3m? 2m ? 1m? a metre is a long way from the body still...

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    Re: RWC Japan 2019 - Predictions

    its difficult to see any other pool winners/2nd from pools B&D

    A&C are both potential groups of death
  18. Thread: Vanishing Foam

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    Re: Vanishing Foam

    surely stuff like this gets looked at in post match ref briefings? If not, why not?
  19. Thread: Vanishing Foam

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    Re: Vanishing Foam

    chalk then for AGPs and boots for turf.

    how many of your refs here actually ref on AGPs out of interest?

    didds
  20. Thread: Vanishing Foam

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    Re: Vanishing Foam

    mere detail dear boy ;-)

    get the far side AR to stand in line then. take a bead on a point behind the DBL. X-ref the two. job done.

    didds
  21. Thread: Vanishing Foam

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    Re: Vanishing Foam

    so why don't they just use their boot still?
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    [Line out] Re: Fiji-Japan linouts inside the field of play

    this is pretty much my take too. Bottom line - this is an EASY requirement to meet - and if its not material then why are the players doing it? Its a totally "closed" action - there are no dynamic...
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    [Law] Re: Kick-off not reaching 10m Line.

    but in the OP the opposiion didn't play the ball. it just got blown back into touch on the kickers 22... having not reached the 10m line...

    ?
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    [Law] Re: Kick-off not reaching 10m Line.

    what when the receiving captain says "actually ref Id like to take the lineout on the 22 thanks" ?

    (I've my answer...)

    didds
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    Re: unsportsmanlike ...

    video blocked....
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