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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyseep View Post
    If the argument is that if the jumper uses their outside arm, they could/would use their inside arm to push/obstruct/interfere with the opposing jumper, then there is a law for that as well.

    Why is this law here?!
    It's exactly for that.

    In the days when you couldn't be lifted we used to use our inside arm to lever on an opponents shoulder for more height in the jump and to keep him on the ground. This was designed to stop that and probably predates other laws.

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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    It's exactly for that.

    In the days when you couldn't be lifted we used to use our inside arm to lever on an opponents shoulder for more height in the jump and to keep him on the ground. This was designed to stop that and probably predates other laws.

    That's what I suspected. Why not simply say - you can't leverage yourself on an opposing player.
    It's just looks sloppy on the part of World Rugby to create a law or not remove/correct a law that is so obviously flawed or redundant.

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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyseep View Post
    That's what I suspected. Why not simply say - you can't leverage yourself on an opposing player.
    It's just looks sloppy on the part of World Rugby to create a law or not remove/correct a law that is so obviously flawed or redundant.
    Because you would have to list all the different things people got up to with their inside arm.

    This way it groups them all under a catch all heading.

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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Because you would have to list all the different things people got up to with their inside arm.

    This way it groups them all under a catch all heading.
    The catch all would be "can not interfere, push or leverage off an opponent".
    It just makes no sense to tell a player which hand they must use to perform an action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guyseep View Post
    The catch all would be "can not interfere, push or leverage off an opponent".
    It just makes no sense to tell a player which hand they must use to perform an action.
    It did at the time.

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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    I can't honestly think what a side really gains by having two pods in the air at the same time, but agree with guyseep that lets just get on with it.


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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    I can't honestly think what a side really gains by having two pods in the air at the same time, but agree with guyseep that lets just get on with it.


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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Guyseep View Post
    That's what I suspected. Why not simply say - you can't leverage yourself on an opposing player.
    It's just looks sloppy on the part of World Rugby to create a law or not remove/correct a law that is so obviously flawed or redundant.
    They do that too 19.10(a)

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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Pinky View Post
    They do that too 19.10(a)
    that's my point! why have a redundant law. Clean it up :P

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    Default Re: You can't have two pods

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    It did at the time.
    From my 1980s Lock perspective it was also because you were not lifted or, in particular, supported - if you reached the outside arm across you were far more likely to unbalance yourself and fall into gap between the lines where there were knees and boots and things. So a safety issue.
    Be reasonable - do it my way.

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