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    It would be like Net Ball

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    I like the idea of the 50 22 and , having watched much RL, it does get applauded as a piece of skill. It shouldnt be too onerous on a ref, given we already are required to make a judgment on close-calls near the 22 line.
    It might mean we have to get fitter as there will be more line-breaks with fewer defenders in the D-line.

    Overall, a positive attempt to be creative and reduce the injuries ( and sadly the fatalities as has happened in France this season !).

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    The difficulty I foresee is the ball that bounces close to the 22m line .. the ref is unlikely to be sure whether it bounced inside or outside the 22 , and the TJ wasn't paying attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    The difficulty I foresee is the ball that bounces close to the 22m line .. the ref is unlikely to be sure whether it bounced inside or outside the 22 , and the TJ wasn't paying attention
    Just like bouncing next to the touchline then. Ref just has to make a decision and sell it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Just like bouncing next to the touchline then. Ref just has to make a decision and sell it.
    Yea, but the TJ is much more likely to have a view on that .. they know it's their job, and they don't need to be close to make that call ..

    As a comparison i would say that when ball goes into touch close to the 22m the Touch Judge usually can't tell you whether the mark of touch is outside or inside the 22 as they weren't paying attention and didn't think it was important
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    Yea, but the TJ is much more likely to have a view on that .. they know it's their job, and they don't need to be close to make that call ..

    As a comparison i would say that when ball goes into touch close to the 22m the Touch Judge usually can't tell you whether the mark of touch is outside or inside the 22 as they weren't paying attention and didn't think it was important
    Same answer. Make a decision and sell it.
    "Sorry Skipper, your TJ doesn't know where it bounced so we will go with my decision."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Same answer. Make a decision and sell it.
    "Sorry Skipper, your TJ doesn't know where it bounced so we will go with my decision."
    So we agree, then , an increased number occasions where we have to make unsighted decisions from a distance and sell them.

    Not sure what point you are making

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    So we agree, then , an increased number occasions where we have to make unsighted decisions from a distance and sell them.

    Not sure what point you are making
    That this is nothing new.

    We already have to make decision like this where the lines aren't painted well, the TJ is talking to the physio, or we just get a blocked sight line.

    You seem to be trying to say this is a new problem, but its not, just a variation on a current one.

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    I am saying it increases the number of times it happens .

    Decisions based on distant lines and planes are bad news for a ref (it's why we have TJ at all) . I prefer Laws that reduce the incidence of guess work ..

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    Default Re: Next year's Law Trials

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    I am saying it increases the number of times it happens .

    Decisions based on distant lines and planes are bad news for a ref (it's why we have TJ at all) . I prefer Laws that reduce the incidence of guess work ..
    Simple solution, to the 55/22 unsighted issue. Move the 22 flags back onto the touchline. It would only be for balls that land in the FoP.

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