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  1. Thread: Touch in goal

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    [In-goal] Re: Touch in goal

    we've been here before. What would the law makers have been wanting to draw a distinction for is the real question? And on the basis they don't and we as a group have actually failed to illustrate...
  2. Thread: Touch in goal

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    [In-goal] Re: Touch in goal

    maybe the nuance is that the ball hasnt become dead, its become unplayable, particularly on safety grounds (lots of bodies trying to get the ball to gro9und akin to a collapsed maul scenario which is...
  3. Thread: Team Y/C

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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Team Y/C

    and that makes sense to me too. Otherwise savvy teams will just alter the variation of offence

    didds
  4. Re: Do you walk through the tunnel after the game?

    INteresting.

    Would a female ref, and the game at large, be as (presumably) accommodating to male players doing similar I wonder?

    didds
  5. [Law] Re: New Urban Myth - Only a prop can take a knee!

    Indeed.

    When I played Sydney subbies in 1988 and 1993, the general deal was

    4th grade 1200 KO (2 x 30s)
    3rd grade 1300 KO (2 x 30s)
    2nd grade 1400 KO (2 x 35s)
    1st grade 1515 KO (2 x 40s)...
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    [Scrum] Re: Back row angle at scrum

    Flankers DRIVE ie PUSH at scrums?

    My how the game has changed...


    didds
  7. Thread: Touch in goal

    by didds
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    [In-goal] Re: Touch in goal

    ^^^ This. Entirely.

    Which is because of the "without delay" - otherwise its the standard solution.

    Defender
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    You're welcome ;-)
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    [Maul] Re: Question on driving maul at a lineout ??

    If of course they have been doing so and this wasn't a tiny bit of fabrication to strengthen their hand at the time of discussion etc . ;-)

    didds
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    [Maul] Re: Question on driving maul at a lineout ??

    ... and is clear and concise, with clear outcomes, and its easy to follow. Full marks.

    didds
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    [Maul] Re: Question on driving maul at a lineout ??

    Whether you were right or wrong on the day, more fool them for conceding a second try in a similar manner!

    didds
  11. Re: Do you walk through the tunnel after the game?

    ditto.

    The don't walk between the front rows thing Im assuming meaning when they are formed up at scrummage - that's just common sense cos if any thing happens accidentally with regard to timing...
  12. Thread: Foot on the Line

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    Re: Foot on the Line

    so... for my ediucation...

    red kick ball and it will land out on the full.

    blue player both feet in play catches the ball after it has croissed the plane (he has long arms ;-). Then blue...
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    [Line out] Re: When is a U!5 line out over?

    cheers Phil! I missed that link somehow.

    AS I thought then. *phew*

    And me now being retired etc and all! (from rugby! not work - mores the pity!)

    didds
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    [Line out] Re: When is a U!5 line out over?

    The only non-obvious scenario is maybe where nobody touches a straight throw and it ends up on the ground between the two lines of participants.

    ISTR there was some guidance offered a couple of...
  15. Thread: Numbers

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    [Law] Re: Numbers

    safety - emjoyment (nee equity) - law

    what the law says shouldnt always be the priority? Or why bother with that mantra in the first place?
  16. Thread: Foot on the Line

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    Re: Foot on the Line

    dickie - he is stock still with foot on the line and just lets the ball come to him, but he catches it in the field of play.

    dont have a video ref Im afraid.

    didds
  17. Thread: Tackle Release

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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    yep. works for me Marc!

    didds
  18. Thread: Tackle Release

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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    ah! good point!

    "For a tackle to occur, an upright ball-carrier [or ball carrier on his feet ] is held by one or more opponents, and subsequently is on the )goes to ? ] ground"

    howzat ?
    ...
  19. Thread: Tackle Release

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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    well, Id still say its the "expected" norm - because its become the norm. In a parallel universe it never started that way so they have a different scenario.

    I do accept that it makes for a...
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    [Scrum] Re: "Modern" interpretations of scrum dominance.

    Well that's my point I guess. The PKs are awarded in these cases because a law that was introduced for a totally different reason (eg keeping defences a tad more open, ensuring props don't bore etc)...
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    [Scrum] Re: "Modern" interpretations of scrum dominance.

    But surely only if the destruction is becoming unsafe? If its just a case as per what we saw last saturday of the beaten side losing players off the edges, and spinning around loosely with nobody...
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    [Scrum] Re: "Modern" interpretations of scrum dominance.

    Id agree - largely. But I do see level scrums winning PKs in this way. Whether that is a deliberate tactic by the PK winners, or a happy (for them!) by product is open to conjecture...

    didds
  23. Thread: Tackle Release

    by didds
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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    I suppose that electing to stick a knee on the ground is not _actually_ being brought to ground by one or more opponents though.

    "For a tackle to occur, the ball-carrier is held and brought to...
  24. Thread: Tackle Release

    by didds
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    [Tackle] Re: Tackle Release

    Nope.

    It requires them to be HELD and THEN brought to ground. As the law reference you provided says. That order is very important

    didds
  25. [Ruck] Re: Should the ladder/caterpiller ruck be outlawed?

    FWIW I don't think it would stop it at all.

    didds
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