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  1. Thread: RIP James Small

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    Re: RIP James Small

    What is the story there?

    I vaguely remember some unpleasant stories about James Small but I don't recall what they were or if they were any more than gossip.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    I never had you down as a Bleeding Heart Liberal Ian.


    (For the avoidance of doubt, I heartily approve of your post)
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    RE the bolded bit.

    A 'discharge without conviction' is a sentence that a judge in NZ can hand down in criminal cases. It is often described (in my circles at least) as a s106 order because that...
  4. Thread: Advantage

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    [Ruck] Re: Advantage

    Just 3 brainfarts from the referee in quick succession.

    He appears to call the ball out (correctly - though whether he needs to say it and keep saying it is debatable).

    However he then...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Are we really going to turn this thread into a debate about abortion? Let's not.
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: Nigel Owens on inclusive rugby.

    Yes he is right to an extent. I work as a Family Lawyer and I can testify to the fact that domestic violence goes both ways.

    However I need to add that physical domestic violence tends to be...
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    Re: what about this tackle --

    I am not sure it is wise to go down the track of having a detailed description of what is a late tackle. My view is that it depends on various circumstances such as how committed the tackler was and...
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    Re: what about this tackle --

    Play on for me.

    He wraps his arms, it isn't high, and the tackle is completed mere fractions of a second after the ball connects with the foot of the ball carrier. I do not agree that it is...
  9. [Tackle] Re: Wales v All Blacks U20 - how is this not a red card?

    That is clearly not the case here.
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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.
  12. Thread: Shirt Pulling

    by damo
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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...
  13. [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...
  15. 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.
  22. 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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