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    Re: So, about this framework then...

    Concussions I don't know, and I don't think the RWC is an accurate guide as there is so much pressure to keep players playing.

    I think in the short term it was disruptive to introduce a framework...
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    Re: RWC 2019 cancellations

    The last team to hold the ABs to 0-0 was Scotland in 1964..!

    WR have planned around some typhoons already so far, but this one is really big.
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    [RWC] Re: USA/ARG - Offside from kick

    10.7.b.iv - you only need intentional touching, not a charge down.

    Edit: oops, I understand your point now - 10m offside? Then yes, correct.
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    Re: Should the game clock be reset?

    Or say that only penalties from foul/dangerous play can be kicked for points. An incentive for running rugby, without encouraging cynical play.
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    [Kit] Re: Neoprene lifting supports

    That's a shade over 85kg - by comparison, this article came out earlier this year
    https://www.rugbypass.com/news/the-world-under-85kg-xv-the-lightest-team-on-the-planet/
    (and many of the...
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    Counterpoint, supporting Phil E: https://www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/49946231

    Edit: beaten by 1 minute! :D
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    Re: [RWC] Italy vs RSA Tackle RC

    I thought 1 was clearly leading the tilt and drop, 17 looked if anything as if he was trying to slow it. But it could have been two red.
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    Re: one flag up, one flag down

    I don't know; I can only imagine he took such a literalist view of the lawbook that the decisions in the rest of the game were not much better.

    In a lot of tier >2 countries many refs have no...
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    Re: one flag up, one flag down

    I've heard of a referee in Germany who gave a very-clearly-missed conversion, simply because "both TJs gave a signal" - even though the signal was a low side-to-side swipe.
  10. [Tackle] Re: I wonder how the game would be if we, referees, actually implemented the Tackle L

    Not if you're cleared out properly. Ask a decent second- or third-rower for a demonstration :)

    Re: the OP: penalties around the tackle/tackler releasing are not uncommon. Assuming you only...
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    Oh for heaven's sake. Really? There's not even a discussion to be had here.
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    To be fair, an article that quotes Phil Kearns and Stuart Barnes is unlikely to be the peak of rugby reporting ;)
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    Note also how clever/fortuitous GD is in having his initial rush shielded from Genia's line of sight by Poite. It was a great interception.
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    The implication is that they're leaving because they feel Union allows more nonsense from white players than it does from them.
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    It doesn't allude at all, though - it specifically describes shoulder charges and high tackles, how to differentiate them, and then proceeds from there.
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    [RWC] Re: Blue on Blue action

    I think the red and purple would both be too close to the burgundy of Georgia. I'm surprised at the red; I think amber or orange would have been clearly different from everyone besides Australia, and...
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    Having seen the footage on a proper screen instead of relying on my mobile; I can see why a penalty was called, but I have a lot of sympathy for Kerevi. Patchell is coming in in precisely the way...
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    [RWC] Re: RWC shirt sponsor

    2015 tops were branded and for sale...
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    Re: Rugby is officially dead

    9.12

    Most coaches I meet know that the ball carrier can't forearm/elbow smash a tackler in the head, to be fair.
  20. Re: Injury fears over rugby's trans women drives referees away

    There doesn't seem to be any evidence of referees quitting, besides the initial assertion.
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    [RWC] Re: How are the RWC refs doing so far ?

    1.38, he confirms an arm coming round in the tackle.

    Interesting, I couldn't see JAP-IRE, just followed a text feed until the last few minutes, and there was a lot of criticism of the reffing,...
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    [RWC] Re: How are the RWC refs doing so far ?

    https://streamable.com/hjvyh

    For me, a penalty try - the token flapping hand was nothing like an attempt to bind.

    Talked down (again) by the TMO; I understand the full screen relays weren't...
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    [Law] Re: Location of penalty for too many players

    Excellent question.

    2 - I wouldn't stop immediately. Red 11 makes a break and heads over the 22 towards the tryline, followed by blue 15 (the captain) and you both 5m behind her, a nailed-on try....
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    [Law] Re: the cross field kick pass and law 10.4 c

    I asked this recently:
    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?21507-Offside-support-players

    consensus seemed to be generally that running support while offside is technically against the law,...
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    [Tackle] Re: Russia vs Samoa - High Tackle Yellows

    With dipping, the question is whether without the dip the contact would still have occurred at the head or not.

    Disappointing, right after WR have put out a statement pledging to get the match...
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