Originally Posted by Dixie
I don't see why this is an issue. Its a kick through in-goal that goes dead without being touched, so Law 22.8 applies to determine where the game will restart.
LAW 22.8 BALL KICKED DEAD THROUGH IN-GOAL
If a team kicks the ball through their opponents’ in-goal into touch-in-goal or on or over the dead ball line, except by an unsuccessful kick at goal or attempted dropped goal, the defending team has two choices:
To have a drop-out,
To have a scrum at the place where the ball was kicked and they throw in.
So, ask the non offending captain if he is choosing the 22DO or the scrum where the ball was kicked from. Now you know where the game would otherwise have restarted...
LAW 22.17 MISCONDUCT OR UNFAIR PLAY IN IN-GOAL
(c) Any other foul play. When a player commits any other foul play in the in-goal while the ball is out of play, the penalty kick is awarded at the place where the game would otherwise have re-started.
Sanction: Penalty kick