CROUCH - BIND - SET!
As I explain in my PMB every week - 'I want a definite controlled gap between the bind and the set call, please don't go early' - but obviously they do go early. So in the first instance I will usually blow the whistle and call a reset, and then reinforce the point. Often this will fix the problem at that particular scrum.
The problem then becomes that it keeps happening throughout the game, and I find myself resetting a lot of scrums without sanction. But here's my issue - if both teams are pre-engaging at the same time, sort of leaning onto eachother, which one do I sanction?
I am not willing to let them go when they please, they are capable of controlling it as they have shown in earlier scrums, but how do I award a free kick either way when they are both engaging early simultaneously?!
Thanks in advance,