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    Default England v France . Feeding scrum

    It cant be just me. Why is a non-straight put-in not penalised in the 6 Nations. Just re watching the French scrum v England and almost all of the put-ins were fed.I am now totally confused or suspect i am over harsh in policing the straight put-in.
    I always tell the 9s that any part of the ball ,must hit that imagunary red carpet, 30cm wide, down the centre of the scrum. But France today were taking the Michael.

    Just a thought.

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    Default Re: England v France . Feeding scrum

    Senior rugby has, based on the evidence "agreed" to ignore the "FEED" (Notice they do not call it the put it!) Wether this is by edict / secret email or carrier pigeon I am not informed.

    There appears to be a caveat that the elite boys can give 5 not straights per seaso. All of these must be given in the last 5 minutes of a game.

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    Agreed...same in the Super 15 down here. I have health issues, so won't take the field this year, so I'm helping with coaching young refs. I hammered one last week on the feeds during his game; his response...did you see Super rugby?

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    Default Re: England v France . Feeding scrum

    "And when you referee Super Rugby you can do what they want. Until then you do what _I_ want".

    As for it being France - its bloody everyone. the French are no different that anybody else.

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    Those were my exact words, Didds!

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    Default Re: England v France . Feeding scrum

    There was one where the French hooker had his foot up for a good second before the ball was fed into his second row. As that doesn't apparently meet the C&O requirement, I think we can infer that there is indeed the sort of agreement referenced above.
    Don't feed the pedant!

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    Keep hammering the young refs on straight put ins, otherwise our scrums become as meaningless contests as RL's !!!!

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    Default Re: England v France . Feeding scrum

    Why bother enforcing a straight feed if there is no contest for the strike?

    When was the last time you saw the non-feeding side go for the ball? Not at the top level.

    I think that it is by agreement. If they are not going to contest it then they may just as well squint feed. At least it's then one less reason to blow it up.

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    Remember the scrum in England v Australia where the ball sat in the middle of the tunnel because initially neither side dared strike for it? Eventually England got sufficient nudge to win the ball. Contest!
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
    The Referee by John Dryden

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    Default Re: England v France . Feeding scrum

    It's now in every game I watch. The hooker has his foot out almost when the ref says set and the ball is fed straight onto his heel. This was something that was stressed either last year or 2 years ago and was being called, so why the sudden turn around. As much as I hate all the reset scrums and refs calling penalties on the "successful" ones, I still love when a ball is put in straight and you have a proper contest between 2 solid scrums until one wins the ball.

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