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    Default Re: AR's and lineouts

    Quote Originally Posted by Wert Twacky View Post
    Generally speaking, the far side AR would stand on the defensive team's 10m line from the lineout and be responsible for either calling an offence in (if they really do take the pi**) or, as what normally happens, advise the referee at the next lineout that the *** backs took a gamble last time out and crept up. Over to the referee to have a word/manage.

    The AR on the line for the lineout has a whole heap of things to look at, and so... spread the load..... leave the defending offside 10m to the other AR.
    Thanks for the explanation. Makes sense.

    I guess it would take a directive to clamp down on offsides to make this approach differ. Even creeping up cuts down time and space for the attacking team. I can fully understand the line being a little softer at lower levels where players aren't necessarily doing this deliberately and require managing, but at the top levels I see very good reasons to take a hard line approach

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    Yes, defensive lines do take time & space away and are quite likely to get called on it. Attacking lines get a jump most of the time and almost never get called.

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    The one to look for from the attacking team is when they have a short lineout with several forwards starting 10 metres back but running in as soon as the ball has been caught.
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    If the ball is stolen at a lineout, the attacking team suddenly becomes the defending team and the players rush up to their defensive positions, often too far.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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