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    [Scrum] Re: Uncontested scrums

    I don't agree with that at all. If the conditions mean that the game is unsafe to be played with contested scrums, that is a call for the ref to make. Players have to get on with what the ref says....
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    [Line out] Re: Crusaders doing what they do best

    That was the last 3 games, but the stats are eye-opening.
  3. Thread: Shirt Pulling

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    Re: Shirt Pulling

    I don't see anything to penalise there, either at grassroots or professional level.

    We allow players to both players back and roll them sideways in a ruck; in both cases the goal is to make the...
  4. [Law] Re: Contest in the air or deliberately knocked dead

    You would have to see it to give a definitive opinion. However unless you are able to say that he deliberately knocked it dead, it's a 22 DO.

    What you describe sounds like a legal contest of...
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    [Law] Re: Emergency stop in last play

    I'm restarting. No way am I ending the game on a stoppage like that.

    It happened in a Super Rugby game a few years ago. I think it was Angus Gardiner. He said quite brazenly that he wasn't...
  6. Re: [VARSITY MATCH] Tackle in open play - player ruled offside

    Looked an excellent decision. The movement began at 1:34:30 on the youtube video.

    The White player came from the wrong side at a tackle, practically entered the tackle area and knocked the ball...
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    [Law] Re: Referees view on this

    Looks fine.

    A wall move will be illegal if there is obstruction, they disguise the ball carrier so much that it is dangerous for any would be defender, or it amounts to a cavalry charge. None...
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    Re: always remember your coin ...

    I would expect not.

    In my view any referee manager who was once a referee should to bat any questions away with a bit of levity. Then in private he would have a quiet word with the ref...
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    Re: always remember your coin ...

    I don't really agree. RPS is fine on a one off occasion. Forgetting the coin is the greater sin.
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    [Law] Re: Swearing at ref = red-card. Right or harsh ?

    FWIW I agree with Dickie. He's already going to the bin for 10 minutes. That is punishment enough for me.

    He was frustrated and angry at having given away a PK and a YC. I wasn't there...
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    Re: Ripped or held up?

    Sounds like a 22 drop out. Attackers took ball into ingoal then it was ripped legally (no tackle ingoal) and forced.

    I could see a held up call if there was a wrestle for the ball and you blew...
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    [Tackle] Re: What would you give?

    Nothing to see here. No offence that I can see.

    I agree with stopping the game to check on safety though.
  13. Thread: Law Exam

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    [Law] Re: Law Exam

    Assuming no offside, I would think the answer is a 5m scrum. Territorial advantage is played to Blue and I don't believe there is any reason in law to play the scrum on the 22m.
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    Re: always remember your coin ...

    The reality is that in rugby the toss is worth basically nothing. It's very rare that there is really a tangible advantage in winning the toss. - say where the wind is forecast to die down later on....
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    Re: always remember your coin ...

    I must admit Rock Paper Scissors is my go to in the event that I haven't got a coin. Doesn't happen very often and was more common in my younger, (less organised, more carefree days). I have never...
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    Re: Are TMOs Ruining Things

    I think this is a good post.

    Only calling things that are clear and obvious works on the field because the ref only gets one chance to see an incident at high speed with tens of other things he...
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    Re: Are TMOs Ruining Things

    A lot of people are focussing on the fact that the ref let the TMO make the decision for him as if this invalidated the decision. I know World Rugby has said the referee should be making the call by...
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    Re: 2 England tries vs NZ

    Turns out I was wrong.
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    Re: 2 England tries vs NZ

    I don't think it's really possible to be disrespectful to the haka. Do what you like.
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    Re: Are TMOs Ruining Things

    I don't know what the problem is. Lawes looked well offside and his being offside had a material impact on the game.

    Ref wasn't sure so he went upstairs. The ref let the TMO make the call,...
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    Re: Wales v Aus - Kerevi on Halfpenny

    I think if a player attempts a chargedown by jumping in the air towards the kicker then he is responsible for any resulting collision. It is not good enough for the player to say that he was in the...
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    Re: The toothless beast that is the Free Kick.

    To address the OP. I think the change should be to allow a gain in ground for a kick to touch but give the non-kicking team the throw in.
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    Re: 2 England tries vs NZ

    I didn't see anything wrong with either try.

    Thought the PK leading to the second try was questionable because I thought it may have touched an England hand after the black knock on but no...
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    Re: The toothless beast that is the Free Kick.

    Slight threadjack, but one day I expect to see the following scenario:

    Blue are trailing by 2 points with time almost up. Red knock on in front of their posts and blue get a scrum. At the scrum,...
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    [In-goal] Re: Without looking at the law book

    Yes.

    Nigel Owens got this wrong a few years ago in a Bledisloe Cup game.
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