Page 12 of 12 FirstFirst ... 289101112
Results 111 to 115 of 115

Thread: Not straight. Again. And again.

      
  1. #111

    Advises in England
    OB..'s Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    Glos & District
    Grade
    Adviser (grass roots)
    Join Date
    07 Oct 04
    Posts
    21,981
    Thanks (Received)
    86
    Likes (Received)
    1250

    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    Quote Originally Posted by DocY View Post
    I don't think it's possible to accidentally feed a scrum not straight.
    At a lineout your team may be on either left or right. At a scrum they are always on your right.

    The scrum half will always shade the throw towards his right. The "accidental" part comes in when he overcooks it.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
    The Referee by John Dryden

  2. #112

    Referees in America
    Rank Bajin!
    SimonSmith's Avatar

    Soc/Assoc
    Virginia (USA)
    Grade
    B3
    Join Date
    27 Jan 04
    Posts
    7,990
    Thanks (Received)
    37
    Likes (Received)
    555

    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    h
    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    This us a grew discussion, and thanks to all the commenters thus far.

    I have so far asked two questions neither of which gave had any answers. Si in case they were missed here tgay are again

    1) why would the thrower, his skipper, and the team in general choose to persist deliberately in a doing something that has no upside?
    I don't know. Low rugby IQ, low team IQ, hooker is a lot older than the captain... At some stage I didn't continue to worry about the "why"

    2) what will the ref do when three throwers are in the bin and how is this a solution?
    In all seriousness, the chances that there are three people, who are the first choices, incapable of throwing the ball straight 7 yards are so slim...
    The replacement thrower could hit his man (not just get it in straight, but actually hit his man) from his first go. No issues. You can look at it this way: we got to the right solution, using every management trick I could think of to avoid the YC, and being generous as to when I thought "repeated" was now an issue.
    How much of the problem/solution is on me? Well, the captain had an easy solution to his problem and elected, for whatever dumbass reason to not use it. Is that my fault?
    The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
    Marcus Aurelius

    Man may do as he will; he may not will what he wills
    Arthur Schopenhauer

    Tullamore Dew, the Afghan Wigs, and many, many strippers - how to get over your ex. How true.

  3. #113
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Grade
    Level 3
    Join Date
    03 Sep 14
    Posts
    3,330
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Received)
    507

    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    No it's not Simon. The players were the problem and they had the solution. We can't force them to use it.
    Last edited by Pegleg; 03-11-16 at 16:11.

  4. #114
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Grade
    Level 3
    Join Date
    03 Sep 14
    Posts
    3,330
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Received)
    507

    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    treating this like a lateral-thinking puzzle : the solution is
    - his throws always skew to one side (like the way some golfers always hook, but never slice)
    - there was a strong cross wind, so that all kicks went out, and all throws came in from the same touchline
    - so his skew throwing always favoured the same team

    Except we have been told it was on both sides of the pitch and wind was not an issue.

  5. #115
    Rugby Club Member

    Soc/Assoc
    None
    Grade
    Level 3
    Join Date
    03 Sep 14
    Posts
    3,330
    Thanks (Received)
    29
    Likes (Received)
    507

    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    That is obviously the correct approach by the referee when the crooked throws are clearly deliberate.
    If you get a situation that is bordering on farcical, get the captains together and see if they can help sort it out.
    Indeed give the "ownership" of the problem back to the players. "Your problem guys. sort it or I will!"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •