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  1. [Scrum] Re: New scrum law to be introduced immediately, apparently...

    I assume the hooker putting his/her head on the oppos shoulder is the more at risk?
  2. Thread: I am confused

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    [Ruck] Re: I am confused

    So if you attempt to roll away but you are tied in by approaching opposition you will be penalised.
    I guess that is just a clarification to justify Showbiz rugby at the top level?
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    Re: "Bring back propper Rucking!"

    Proper rucking became unacceptable when the rugby powers caved in to big business and allowed all sorts of dangerous studs and cleats on the pitch!
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    [Line out] Re: Another Line Out Question..

    play on for me
  5. [Tackle] Re: WR: Decision-making framework for high tackles

    Well that seems to be a well thought out presentation. I guess dominant tacklers will not like it! Still not sure where your arm should be for a proper tackle, in front or behind your shoulder?
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    Re: Dangerous rucks

    100% accurate. Showbiz rugby and referees not enforcing the laws are the problem. Doesn't happen at my Level, I penalise it. Attacking team side entry is easy to spot but ignored at top level.
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    [7's/10's] Re: What’s everyone doing over the break?

    DIY and whatever 'er indoors tells me to do!
    Running twice a week with local running group.
    I mad the mistake a few seasons ago of doing nothing for 2 months.
    Took me a long time to get my fitness...
  8. Thread: AR5

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: AR5

    Seems sensible to have technical areas on opposite sides of the pitch but in my experience the powers that be insist on having them on one side either side of the halfway line.
    Usually only at cup...
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    Re: Where are you this weekend? 2018/19

    Another last game for me tomorrow, Kendal 2 v Wirral 2.
    No end of season run out though, winner takes all contest in northwest intermediate league conference C
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    [Tackle] Re: Lifting an opponent in open play

    Red in Possession, you have not called maul but stop the game on grounds of Safety, Scrum Red ball
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    Re: Where are you this weekend? 2018/19

    Tomorrow Windermere V Aspatria 2 in Cumbria vase final with a team of 3 at Keswick.
    Looking forward to it, Last match of the season for me
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    Re: Where are you this weekend? 2018/19

    Upper Eden V Hawcoat Park, (my old Club) Cumbria L7. last league game of the season for both clubs.
    Nothing on the game and I shall be arriving on the visiting teams bus!
    Not many sports you could...
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    [Tackle] Re: seat belt tackle

    Hi Robert, I had a number of seatbelt tackles on Saturday. All were poor/lazy technique, nothing nasty or malicious.
    I did give a yellow card for one about 5 M out but it was for repeated offences...
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    Very poor refereeing at top level

    <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Keep your eye on the medic at the top of the screen ��<br><br>Ouch! ��<br><br>Shakes it off, gets back to the job, get that man a jersey <a...
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    Re: Same teams 7 times in a season!

    Not unusual in this part of the world zebra, simply not enough refs at the correct grade.
    Durham society has helped us out massively this season.
    Wouldn't be surprised if some of their refs have...
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    [Law] Re: Not 10, directly into touch

    Disagree, Lineout is still an option for me as there is a law, 12.8, which specifically allows it.
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    Same teams 7 times in a season!

    Not me reffing them though quite possible with availability of refs and qualified Levels.
    I refereed an excellent game in the Cumbria League Cup Aspatria 41 v 29 Upper Eden
    The result means...
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    Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    There is no doubt that there was contact with the throat/jaw by the forearm.
    I do not believe that it was intentional in the split second he gathered the ball and tried to set himself for a handoff....
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    Re: thoughts on this tackle

    classic "seatbelt" tackle, PT and yellow card all day long
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    [Law] Re: What would you do next?

    Black 1 should be cited for embarrassing punches thrown!
    Seriously at least the ref looked calm and dealt with it in some way.
    If that happened to me there is no way I could remember everything...
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    Re: Where are you this weekend? 2018/19

    An early Thursday appointment for me.
    Egremont v Aspatria 2 L 8 Cumbria league.. Train ride and watch the final game with a few beers, happy days!
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    [In-goal] Re: Knock-on into in-goal

    If a team is getting mullered in the scrums, to give them a 5M scrum defending scrum is not advantage. I would normally look for advantage in these scenarios and if defending team was getting...
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    [Scrum] Re: Sanction for not using it at the Scrum

    Well spotted colsey, never had it myself but would have got that wrong
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    [Scrum] Re: Sanction for not using it at the Scrum

    My gut feeling would be scrum attacking team again.
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    [Law] Re: Unusual question at the PMB

    Yes I did. I always call advantage, and call still Looking for advantage if it is not instantaneous.
    An example in this particular game, green who did not want scrums had an attacking 5m line out....
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