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    I see Islington has gone 'up-market' by adding an 'e'. At least its a start.
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    Default Re: Offside lines at scrum

    At recent Eng v Aus, noticed that Ben Youngs would slide away from being alongside the feed tunnel & stand c.1.5m away from/alongside his 8 [ie not going around the other side - staying the same side as the feed]

    A referee buddy & I had different opinions, he said it's fine - I said he's not permitted to stand there , albeit I do understand how it's easier to get away with it due to it not being easily noticeable for a ref trying to watch c.12 other things simultaneously.

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    Any thoughts anyone

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    Default Re: Offside lines at scrum

    Not sure what advantage he is getting from moving to there, except the option to move either side of the scrum when the ball is moved away by to opposition. 1.5m does not seem like 'moving away from his normal position' unless he is leaving a clear run for his flanker? I'd like to see play come his way and watch the results before I took any action here. No disadvantage to opponents= no action required.
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    Default Re: Offside lines at scrum

    Quote Originally Posted by VM75 View Post
    At recent Eng v Aus, noticed that Ben Youngs would slide away from being alongside the feed tunnel & stand c.1.5m away from/alongside his 8 [ie not going around the other side - staying the same side as the feed]
    was that for all Aus scrums or just those with a (England perspective) right hand side blind side? OR other field positions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    was that for all Aus scrums or just those with a (England perspective) right hand side blind side? OR other field positions?

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    "Not sure what advantage he is getting from moving to there, except the option to move either side of the scrum when the ball is moved away by to opposition"


    Yep, that's exactly the positional option gain he's creating.

    Didds,
    It looked to me like the drop back [although not to behind the 8's feet] was a deliberate widening of his options to give him a free'er run passed his own 8, if he needed to get to the other side sharpish, whilst retaining 'open' defence options.

    I can't find an example in the highlights clips, if ive time i'll trawl the whole match & post

    as i said, it's not major - it's just a difficult to spot overstep IMO.

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