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    Default Re: Is this forward pass

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post

    As for 'coaching'? Not much different from warning a defender that he's overstepping the line (when not material, of course).
    Entirety different.
    Good game management.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post

    I'm all for seeing some rugby played.
    Absolutely!

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    Default Re: Is this forward pass

    Quote Originally Posted by Decorily View Post
    And what if there isn't a 'next half'. ..last minute of the game and try is scored after an obvious forward pass!
    And what if that doesn't happen? And what if . . . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisR View Post
    And what if that doesn't happen? And what if . . . . .
    Great contribution.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    So I think
    Decorily is blowing the whistle
    Rich Taff (and me) are not blowing our whistle

    Anyone else willing to come off the fence ?
    If C&O forward out of hands I'd blow. But I doubt it would be C&O.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    Default Re: Is this forward pass

    At the level I ref players just want a game, where they can play some rugby, so I am looking for reasons to keep the ball alive - that sounds like play on. (There will be many other opportunities to have a scrum though poor handling on those conditions).

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    The difference between the hooker throwing in at a lineout and the pass into a strong wind is that the position of the lineout players is dictated by the laws. They cannot adjust to suit the wind conditions, therefore to keep things equitable, we expect the thrower to try and compensate fairly and make an effort to get the ball to land centrally.

    However during passing play the potential receiver(s) can position themselves to allow the passer to pass legally by lining up slightly further back than normal.

    I expect referees to sanction forward passes and expect players to adapt accordingly. If you don't, it becomes a lottery with players not knowing how much latitude will be allowed.

    Do we really want players saying, "But Sir, I had to - the wind was too strong"?
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Default Re: Is this forward pass

    what if the wind was strong at their backs so that the pass was backwards but the pod had to stand in front of the SH to receive the ball?

    Hint:
    A player who receives an unintentional throw forward is not offside.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    So dickie and mcroker also not blowing
    So it's 6 :1 in favour of play on , only decorily giving a peep

    OB still on the fence .. can't quite bring himself to say if he would blow the whistle or not.. so on the field has the moment passed .. didn't blow it ?

    Anyone else ?
    Last edited by crossref; 16-03-19 at 08:03.

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    Default Re: Is this forward pass

    I'm pretty sure OB is saying to blow the whistle.

    Having thought about it and seen the points made in this thread, I think my initial management choice may be incorrect. Coaching the pod to stand further back is incorrect, and blowing for a scrum is perhaps the best communication method towards both teams.

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