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    Default Re: 2019 Law Book available for download

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteTheMeat View Post
    Is that the intended interpretation?
    If you lose 2 players to the bin - does the scrum automatically drop to 6 v 6?

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    That's fine until there are uncontested scrums when you are back to 8 v 8!

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    Default Re: 2019 Law Book available for download

    So , as noted in the quick tap thread - another UNHIGHLIGHTED change smuggled into the 2019 book .. a significant change to wording of 10.4.c , which requires all players offside in general play to RETIRE until put onside by a team mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    So , as noted in the quick tap thread - another UNHIGHLIGHTED change smuggled into the 2019 book .. a significant change to wording of 10.4.c , which requires all players offside in general play to RETIRE until put onside by a team mate
    10.4.c is the 10m rule (for kicks) - that always required a player to retire to an imaginary line across the field 10 meters from where the ball lands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcroker View Post
    10.4.c is the 10m rule (for kicks) - that always required a player to retire to an imaginary line across the field 10 meters from where the ball lands.
    Historical footnote: many years ago (probably the 60s) it was legal to run towards an opponent waiting for a kick as long as you stopped 10 yards away.
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    Default Re: 2019 Law Book available for download

    See with the reduction of numbers in the scrum - would this not only apply if there were 7 forwards on the field? EG Red gets yellow/red card to Flanker. Blue has to reduce the number in the scrum too. Red gets yellow/red card to back, scrums stay 8 v 8 as there is no imbalance in numbers for scrums.???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arabcheif View Post
    See with the reduction of numbers in the scrum - would this not only apply if there were 7 forwards on the field? EG Red gets yellow/red card to Flanker. Blue has to reduce the number in the scrum too. Red gets yellow/red card to back, scrums stay 8 v 8 as there is no imbalance in numbers for scrums.???
    That's how it was (mostly ) reffed up until last week.
    The 2019 change is that in both cases the scrum goes down to 7

    .. unless it's uncontested in which case in both cases it's eight again

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    Historical footnote: many years ago (probably the 60s) it was legal to run towards an opponent waiting for a kick as long as you stopped 10 yards away.
    Thugby League kept that one in their rules.
    Tell em it's Law 23 and smile

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    That's how it was (mostly ) reffed up until last week.
    The 2019 change is that in both cases the scrum goes down to 7

    .. unless it's uncontested in which case in both cases it's eight again
    Whats the logic behind this ? Why cause disruption to the scrum because a back has been YC ?
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    Default Re: 2019 Law Book available for download

    Quote Originally Posted by Shelflife View Post
    Whats the logic behind this ?
    (Spot the false assumption.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelflife View Post
    Whats the logic behind this ? Why cause disruption to the scrum because a back has been YC ?
    I suspect the logic is to deny the team with 14 the decision on whether the play with seven or eight in the scrum (which they sort of could do by making substitution to take off or bring on a forward

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