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    A first time for everything! I had laughed about the occasional lists about "try's" scored on the 5 metre line. It happened today, me caught up and concentrating on the rolling mail, award the try with huge, cheerful blast. Only a moment before the defending team draw my attention to the fact that the player had dived over the 5 metre line in the act of "scoring"!

    As quick as a flash my arm goes out, "sorry lads, wrong line, we will have a scrum". Scrum to black in the next breath.......

    All down to the forum if I hadn't been mugging up on here about different scenarios I dread to think what I might have awarded or done.........thank you a million times.....made me look very seasoned! calm and professional.......wonder if the World Cup scouts were watching?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taffy View Post
    A first time for everything! I had laughed about the occasional lists about "try's" scored on the 5 metre line. It happened today, me caught up and concentrating on the rolling mail, award the try with huge, cheerful blast. Only a moment before the defending team draw my attention to the fact that the player had dived over the 5 metre line in the act of "scoring"!

    As quick as a flash my arm goes out, "sorry lads, wrong line, we will have a scrum". Scrum to black in the next breath.......

    All down to the forum if I hadn't been mugging up on here about different scenarios I dread to think what I might have awarded or done.........thank you a million times.....made me look very seasoned! calm and professional.......wonder if the World Cup scouts were watching?

    Been there and done it too. Last Sunday to be exact.
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    With the cousin on this. Done it too

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    I've certainly been there. We probably all do, for all sorts of reasons.

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    Nearly had it.
    Green player on the run puts ball down one handed and as he pulls up a couple metres on is turning and throwing arms in air to celebrate as whistle is going towards mouth. As blue FB picks ball up and starts back up field, I realise it was a "5m try" and call "play on". So close to awarding the try but ended up looking smarter than I am.
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    Yep. Been there, done that.
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    ...or the "opposite" - pinging an attacker for lying all over the ball/not releasing and only then realising that they are over the goal line...

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    Good old law 20.4 (d). I reckon we've all had to use it at some time.

    20.4 (d) Scrum after any other stoppage. After any other stoppage or irregularity not covered by Law, the team that was moving forward before the stoppage throws in the ball. If neither team was moving forward, the attacking team throws in the ball.


    The best law there is when it all goes pear-shaped.

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    I once had this in a very one sided but very friendly 3rd team game.
    Home side blue winning easily, red attacking but throw out an interception and blue runs 60 m with only me and a token red for company but he dots the ball down over the five.
    I call play on pick the ball up make 10m then pass to red who makes a further 10 than as he is about to be tackled passes it back to me.
    I then got tackled and penalised blue for tackling me!
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    Happened to me once while I was being assessed

    Oh how we laughed, the assessor and I...............not!
    Apparently all he heard over the comms was me muttering to myself f**k, f**k, f**k.

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