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    Default Re: Ball zone for scrum feed

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    And in a scrum it is 14cm, which is the case you have to deal with as a referee, and you only have a fraction of a second to make your judgement. How do you decide? What cues do you use? Is 5 degrees (8.5cm) acceptable?
    What's worse, how do you decide exactly where the centreline of the scrum is. The constantly moving body positions of the front row as they jostle for superiority can make that something of a task in its own right.

    Then there is the fact that you can see the whole side of the LHP (from head to toe) but only shoulders down of the THP. Depending on actual body positions of the two, it can to some extent create the illusion that the centre line is further towards the non feeding side than it really is.



    A ball fed down the actual centreline can look as if it favours the LHP slightly. Add a couple of degrees of squint to that and it can look a lot more crooked than it is in reality.
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    Ian - in that photo, I wonder if the referee can see anything at all!
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    Ian - in that photo, I wonder if the referee can see anything at all!
    Her positioning ain't exactly crash hot is it?
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    Default Re: Ball zone for scrum feed

    That grey TH prop is all over the place!

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    Default Re: Ball zone for scrum feed

    If I were refereeing, and I only ref girls younger than this, there would be no question about the ball being squint, as it would not be going in.
    Peep, "Sorry girls lets come up and do that again. Grey 3 I need a good flat back."

    If she cannot pack square and level "peep - captains. I think we may need to go to uncontested scrums."

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    You can't condemn someone from one still photo.
    Blue could have pushed early forcing the grey TH back.
    I don't know, but you just can't tell from one still photo?

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    Default Re: Ball zone for scrum feed

    Why dont all referees refer to the feed "along the middle line" ???

    Players will know that this means being straight , and its then rather easy to deal with obvious non compliance.

    Then, if one side of the ball lands on the middle line and its heading straight along it , then you can have a decent & fair contest.

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