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    Default Re: Pulling a player at the Ruck

    A saddle/crocodile roll means the player will (more than likely) end up on his side with little or no risk of serious injury.


    Except that to roll the player the crocodile has to exert torque and that, all too often, gets applied to the neck or head. That's where the risk of injury comes in.

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    Default Re: Pulling a player at the Ruck

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    Simon, I agree but it wouldn't be the first time that a bit of law was re-purposed and used to suit an agenda.

    It's not a yuuuge issue with me but it muddies the ruck. If a player pulls his opponent forward and to ground over the ball and his opponent gets pinged then that's a form of cheating.

    2018 Law 15 implies that you can win the ball in one of two ways but doesn't exclude pulling.

    10. Possession may be won either by rucking or by pushing the opposing team off the ball.
    I may have misunderstood something Chris, but anyone who pings a player who fell over the ball because he was pulled there is an idiot.
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    Default Re: Pulling a player at the Ruck

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich_NL View Post
    So I'm sure you'd understand if one of your players made a 50-yard break for a touchdown rather than a try...
    nice attempt. but of course he isn;t pushing or pulling. :-)

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    Default Re: Pulling a player at the Ruck

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    I may have misunderstood something Chris, but anyone who pings a player who fell over the ball because he was pulled there is an idiot.
    Id agree with simon... but lets face it, somebody somewhere will have so bizarre notions ... look at some oif the stuff we talk about here that we've seen, or heard of!

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    Default Re: Pulling a player at the Ruck

    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    I may have misunderstood something Chris, but anyone who pings a player who fell over the ball because he was pulled there is an idiot.
    Agree, again, but if we don't have pulling then we don't have the problem. Question is: Is WR now saying it's a nono?

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