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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post

    There is no option to receive the kick (even though many Americans used to choose that when I was playing in the USA).
    Well, there is, and, strangely, if you win the toss and choose to receive the kick you also get your choice of end as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Well, there is, and, strangely, if you win the toss and choose to receive the kick you also get your choice of end as well.
    Captains who opt to receive I ask which end they want which has on occasions prompted "Eh? He gets two choices?" from the opposition captain. And off we go again! Thick t***ts!

    I have conducted the toss indoors and been told "we'll play with the wind". He then had to go outside to see which way the wind was blowing. Thick t***ts!
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    I have had teams choose an end , and then forget which end they chose.

    The wind one is interesting. When it's windy should we delay the toss until nearer the kick off

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    You really like to make life difficult for people don't you.
    I'm with crossref. It's a daft law and often causes confusion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I'm with crossref. It's a daft law and often causes confusion
    Why?

    How simple can the question (to the Captain who called the coin toss correctly) "Do you want kick or ends?"

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Because
    .. if he chooses kick the other guy chooses ends
    .. if he chooses ends it would be logical for the other guy to choose to kick or not

    besides we have a thread full of examples of how captains and referees misunderstand it -- rather demonstrating that it's a bit counter-intuitive.
    Last edited by crossref; 1 Week Ago at 23:11.

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Because
    .. if he chooses kick the other guy chooses ends
    .. if he chooses ends it would be logical for the other guy to choose to kick or not

    Not really. The toss winner has conceded the kick. there is now no kick to choose from for the oppo.

    If they wanted to not kick off, their skipper should have won the toss!

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Because
    .. if he chooses kick the other guy chooses ends
    .. if he chooses ends it would be logical for the other guy to choose to kick or not

    besides we have a thread full of examples of how captains and referees misunderstand it -- rather demonstrating that it's a bit counter-intuitive.
    Oh FFS. It's only counterintuitive if you make it that way.

    It's written, very clearly, in language my son could understand when he was 6. Now, he was, and is, a smart kid, but it's fairly bloody basic.

    It only gets confusing when you bring in factors that aren't written in the law, like personal feeling or bias. I don't care WHY the law is written that way, it simply is. And it's pretty ****ing easy to understand.
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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Well, there is, and, strangely, if you win the toss and choose to receive the kick you also get your choice of end as well.
    You either choose to kick-off, or you choose an end. That is what the law has said since 1871. If you want to receive, you achieve that by choosing an end.

    Locally Old Patesians have a sloping pitch. If they win the toss they invariably choose to play uphill in order to have the downhill advantage in the second half.
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    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    You either choose to kick-off, or you choose an end. That is what the law has said since 1871.
    something being in place since the stone age doesn't necessarily make it right.

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    If you want to receive, you achieve that by choosing an end.
    There you have it. The toss-winning captain unfairly gets both outcomes that he wants: to receive the kick AND which end he wants.
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