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    Default Pre-match chat with captains

    In your pre-match chat with the captains, what are your main points for discussion ????

    Mine are as Follows

    1. what I expect at varying phases of the game (tackle, ruck etc)
    2. what I will and will not accept in relation to Breaches of Law 10
    3. Questions from Either Captain

    keep it Brief, Keep it simple
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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    No mention at all of "Crouch, Bind and Set"?

    My understanding is that the scrum engagement was the one point we were expected to cover.
    Last edited by Taff; 1 Week Ago at 23:11.

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    I think the OP refers to the time spent with the two captains together

    I am much briefer
    .. are you agreed on how many subs (this is important in some of the leagues I ref in)
    .. please keep your teams quiet , no problem if you want to talk to me or ask me something but not at a penalty
    ..if there is an injury I will try to play on if we can
    ..let's toss the coin
    .. good luck , kick off in X minutes

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    "15 minutes to we start. A shout at 10, then 5, then 2. At 2, we're getting ready to start. Questions through you at a time we can stop; I'm not stopping a quick tap to answer a question. Skipper, here's the coin"

    Anything else is a waste of time.
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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    No mention at all of "Crouch, Bind and Set"?

    My understanding is that the scrum engagement was the one point we were expected to cover.
    Taff, where gave u been for the last Number of years ????
    Thats the old scrum engagement you quote above
    Plus I do believe Scrum engagement would be covered in my 1st point above
    Last edited by Richard smith; 1 Week Ago at 01:11.
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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    "15 minutes to we start. A shout at 10, then 5, then 2. At 2, we're getting ready to start. Questions through you at a time we can stop; I'm not stopping a quick tap to answer a question. Skipper, here's the coin"

    Anything else is a waste of time.
    perhaps the best post ever from my political nemesis. Here is my law reference in accord:

    6.A.4 LIMITATION ON THE REFEREE
    The referees must not give advice to either team before the match.

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    I used to have a lengthy pregame chat but then I noticed no one paid attention and it was just a waste of time.

    Now I do four things

    1 - Front row chat where I give tell them what I am looking for at scrum time (a few very brief points)
    2 - Captains' chat(I'll explain a call but we aren't debating them. All communication comes through captain)
    3- Coin toss
    4 - Questions?

    Entire chat is 1 minute

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard smith View Post
    Taff, where gave u been for the last Number of years ????
    Thats the old scrum engagement you quote above
    Richard, what is the current scrum engagement?
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    Richard, what is the current scrum engagement?
    Crouch, Bind & Set
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    Default Re: Pre-match chat with captains

    Taff
    No mention at all of "Crouch, Bind and Set"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard smith View Post
    Taff, where gave u been for the last Number of years ????
    Thats the old scrum engagement you quote above
    Plus I do believe Scrum engagement would be covered in my 1st point above
    Quote Originally Posted by Richard smith View Post
    Crouch, Bind & Set

    Richard, can you explain the difference between Taff's "old" engagement. and your "correct" one please? I'm really striuggling with it.

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