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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    It seems odd that the IRB would issue this statement but then not include it in the global laws:
    Sadly, whilst a daft call , it is not odd for World Rugby given their track record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    It seems odd that the IRB would issue this statement but then not include it in the global laws:

    “Unions are requested to adopt Domestic Variations, which makes the action known as the squeeze ball, illegal for all age levels from under 18 downwards.” (Memo from IRB Interpretation, November 8, 2001).
    Presumable because there is no U18 section in the law book to place it in?

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    Under 18 Variations are delegated to unions aren't they, so under current arrangements WR cannot direct what is in them, only request

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Under 18 Variations are delegated to unions aren't they, so under current arrangements WR cannot direct what is in them, only request
    a coroner would have a field day
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    A coroner ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Presumable because there is no U18 section in the law book to place it in?
    That could easily be changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    That could easily be changed.
    So add an U18 chapter just to include the line "no squeeze ball"..........right after making the book 50% shorter!

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    They can't have an u18 section as that's delegated to unions
    They could put no squeezeball in the u19 section, and then it would by default apply to u18 as well, unless a union in their u18 regs specifically said it was ok (which I think would be very unlikely)

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    A coroner ?
    "it is my sad duty to inform you Mr Rumpole, and your client, that the young boy has died"
    "Most regrettable, Your Honour"
    "Was your client, World Rugby, aware that the technique known as 'squeezeball' was dangerous?"
    "Oh yes, Your Honour. Then known as the IRB, they issued a directive in 2001 that it be banned for children"
    "A directive? Why didn't they outlaw it in their own global law book, as they did for cavalry charge and flying wedge?"
    "Well, they only wanted to ban it for U18 and there is only a variation section for U19. Get's very messy"
    "Quite. Why didn't they ban it for U19 then? 17 year olds, 18 year olds ... not a significant difference"
    "I see your point, Your Honour"
    So, having issued the directive, did all Unions implement the ban?"
    My client is not aware, Your Honour"
    So, here we are, 17 years after the directive was issued, and they didn't follow up to ensure the ban was in place and have no idea who did and didn't implement it?"
    "Well, no, Your Honour. Things got a bit busy ... 2003 World Cup and all that. I guess ... they forgot"
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    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Default Re: A New Myth!!!!!!!

    If it's dangerous, why allow it at any level? What does it add to the game?

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