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    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    The replacement thrower, incidentally, was great and nailed his man, fairly, every time.
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    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    ... "Sorry sir, he's our only thrower" ..
    Well that's blatant bullshit IMO because the "replacement thrower did just fine".

    If the thrower was genuinely incompetent, then you'd expect some of the throws to be their opponents favour wouldn't you. I'm happy to bet a pint though that all these "not straights" were in his teams favour. Am I right?

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    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    I had a ladies match the other week and, in common with other parts of the game, the LO was very different from a men's game. No trying to keep the lines apart - the first one lined up at least 2m apart. I looked at them quizzically, but allowed them to carry on. The throw went in as straight as a die, the jumpers went up .......and neither of them could get close to the ball which then landed between them, on the ground between the two lines. Next LO, I encouraged them to get just a bit closer together ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    the choice of line-out or scrum is much more of an advantage than a FK.
    ??? That would suggest a team would always take the scrum option at a FK ... which they don't do.
    Last edited by Ian_Cook; 31-10-16 at 12:10. Reason: fix quote
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    What is the difference with a line out?
    a straight lineout throw is more difficult, and more subject to the vagaries of the weather, that a straight scrum feed
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    The throws all went in one direction, and there were absolutely no mitigating factors in terms of weather
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    The throws all went in one direction,
    that would be the telling factor for me. Might be different if he was spraying them all over the place.

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    Default Re: Not straight. Again. And again.

    From Pegkeg above: "Of course, there is no FK option at the line out we go straight to the PK."

    Make that "
    Of course, there is no FK option at the line out for not straight, we go straight to the PK."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    ??? That would suggest a team would always take the scrum option at a FK ... which they don't do.
    Agreed, they don't and "much more of an advantage" is a stretch. So, inside their own 22 they'd want to gain ground and inside the ops 22 a quick tap can be effective especially if the ops don't retire.

    However, between the 22s the FK doesn't get you much if the ops retire in order. Both LOs and scrums create space by packing half the players into a box. LOs give you lots of options and scrums used to be a good attacking platform until they sank into a PK shambles.

    Maybe those teams that always take a FK should reconsider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    Well that's blatant bullshit IMO because the "replacement thrower did just fine".

    you presume that the talents of the replacement were already, definitely, known.

    Or maybe every other time he has been truly shite, and somehow that day got it right!

    It is somewhat odd though. And whilst I appreciate the law does seem to accept a card for incompetence, even up to a RC, _personally_ I think thats stinks, and is another indication that the laws are written for
    the very very small top level elite player level and do not reflect the huge pyramid base of weekend warriors.

    And you still have "safety - ENJOYMENT - law" to consider. I fail to see that in the weeds carding someone for incompetence adds to anybody's enjoyment, except maybe the oppo's as they get a numerical advantage from it. And in the OP it actually ruined their constant supply of ball form L/O turnovers as the forced replacement could throw, it turned out!


    I do appreciate I am in a minority of one here


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