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    Re: one flag up, one flag down

    When I was on the RFU TJ panel in its formative years from 90-95 we ALWAYS conferred before raising flags (or not).
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    Re: Nigel in action

    Yorkies aren't the only men to wear a flat 'at! Even Scousers, of whom I am one originally, do so.
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    Re: Compulsory TMO review for RC

    In which case, what is the point of this?
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    Re: Compulsory TMO review for RC

    And what happens if the ref and TMO don't agree?
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    I don't disagree with you, but in this case the still is, to me, pretty clear.
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    My Sunday newspaper contains a still photo which shows that Watson had an arm each side of Parkes in an upright tackle - both Watson's hands are shown behind Parkes's back. If that is not a...
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    No, but they are surely allowed the normal time to leave the fop.
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    But if the slow runner-off were a water-carrier or a medic....??
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    But bodies still running on/off the pitch is not right, surely?
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    Re: Wales quickly taken PK...

    What are you agreeing with, Balones? That England needed to be more awake, or that the referee was wrong to allow the penalty to be taken while assorted bods were on/off the pitch?
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    [RWC] Re: Referee Rankings

    Interesting, because he seemed to keep his worst performance of the season for Wasps v Quins. The fact that he had to march each team back 10 metres says it all.
  12. [6N] Re: 6 Nations launch event - questions for coaches/captains

    That also applies to the maul, specially one approaching the tryline, when players, esp backs, join from the side and in front of the ball-carrier. When did anyone last see that pinged?
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    [Law] Re: Control , again .. Leicester v Gloucester

    Hmmm. So ref announcing no decision is a cop-out (specially for WB), and I still think the decision needs to be very clear, which it wasn't. And what happened to giving the benefit of the doubt to...
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    [Law] Re: Control , again .. Leicester v Gloucester

    And what happened to C&O?
    Was it C&O that the ball-carrier lost control? Judging by the number of replays the TMO needed to look at, it was not C&O, therefore a poor decision.
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    Brown/Bassett incident

    After the Quins/Wasps match, Brown has said that he could have broken his neck in this incident, when he jumped for the ball, collided with Bassett and allegedly fell on his head/neck/shoulder. No...
  16. Re: [VARSITY MATCH] Tackle in open play - player ruled offside

    [QUOTE=Camquin;352551]In the past much of the city decamped to Twickenham for a long lunch followed by the varsity match.
    Now the culture does not allow for that.


    Those were the days!! Coach...
  17. Thread: TMO v VAR

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    Re: TMO v VAR

    Video Assistant Referee; being used in the soccer world cup.
  18. Thread: TMO v VAR

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    TMO v VAR

    Are we not glad that the TMO system, after early problems, now works pretty well? VAR is still a shambles, witness rugby tackles on Spanish footballers not penalised.
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    Re: Morriarty Red (Argentina Vs Wales)

    When I was still refereeing way back in the 80s I was doing a Quins side against somebody; a Quins flanker (whom I subsequently met when he was a county coach) on three occasions put a choke hold...
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    England v BaaBaas

    Any thoughts on the officiating? I thought that they were taken up by the occasion and failed to apply the laws, esp iro forward passes.
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    Re: Trouble at Los Millos

    But they now seem to have swept the appointment issue under the carpet.
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    Re: Trouble at Los Millos

    So why did WR originally say that the match should be replayed? It seems to me that they want the qualification issue to obscure the appointment issue, over which they seem to be taking no action...
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    Re: Trouble at Los Millos

    But because of an appointment that should never have been made.....?
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    Re: Trouble at Los Millos

    But in this instance there must have been a large pool of referees qualified to handle the game who were not remotely as conflicted as the appointed referee. Furthermore Rugby Europe deliberately...
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    [Kit] Re: Headband

    Very dangerous if an opponent grabbed the tail/trailing bit.
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