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    Default Scrum half put in

    Can the scrum half put in from either the tight head or loose head side of the scrum and can they change side during a match or are they fixed to the side of the first put in?

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    Hello Willehj,
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    The scrum-half chooses which side of the scrum to throw in the ball.
    The scrum half, can put in from either side and can change sides on the next scrum if he wishes. His hooker may have something to say about swopping sides wily nily, but not the ref.
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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    As stated...they can choose at each scrum but the defending 9 must go to the side chosen or drop back to the rest of the backs.

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    Quote Originally Posted by L'irlandais View Post
    Hello Willehj,
    19.13
    The scrum-half chooses which side of the scrum to throw in the ball.
    The scrum half, can put in from either side and can change sides on the next scrum if he wishes. His hooker may have something to say about swopping sides wily nily, but not the ref.

    But then again in the cases of iuncontested scrums there may be tactical advamnatges to putting in on the tight head side - and the ball is guaranteed to be won, so no concerns regarding the hooking etc

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    thanks for all the input. Much clearer now.

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    But then again in the cases of iuncontested scrums there may be tactical advamnatges to putting in on the tight head side - and the ball is guaranteed to be won, so no concerns regarding the hooking etc

    didds
    I always wondered why it is not something we see more often. Probably at the levels you expect to regularly see uncontested scrums coaching usually doesn't reach this depth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadRef77 View Post
    I always wondered why it is not something we see more often. Probably at the levels you expect to regularly see uncontested scrums coaching usually doesn't reach this depth.
    yup. I agree.


    If I could work it out I'm sure others can!

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    With uncontested scrums I often see the ref standing by the scrum half watching the put in why?
    Go round to the blind side and watch the back lines for offside, opens up the field completely. You already know how the ball is going to come out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedCapRef View Post
    With uncontested scrums I often see the ref standing by the scrum half watching the put in why?
    Go round to the blind side and watch the back lines for offside, opens up the field completely. You already know how the ball is going to come out.
    Because all other scrum laws still apply?
    The main thing you want to be watching for is no pushing and everyone maintaining their binds.

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    I have a vague memory that in previous versions of the law book there was some wording about the scrum half being able to choose which side to put the ball into the scrum but having chosen they have to continue with that side. Or did I dream that?

    UPDATED:-

    Found the old thread on this:-
    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread....into+the+scrum
    Last edited by Dan_A; 02-05-19 at 09:05.

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