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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Because all other scrum laws still apply?
    The main thing you want to be watching for is no pushing and everyone maintaining their binds.
    True but that only needs a quick look, what is more material a slight crooked feed that has no bearing on the outcome or stopping the defending backs encroaching behind your back as they know what is going to happen to the ball. I just do not see the point in standing with your back to the active players watching the passive ones, when you can position yourself to have a much better view.

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    Default Re: Scrum half put in

    Quote Originally Posted by RedCapRef View Post
    True but that only needs a quick look, what is more material a slight crooked feed that has no bearing on the outcome or stopping the defending backs encroaching behind your back as they know what is going to happen to the ball. I just do not see the point in standing with your back to the active players watching the passive ones, when you can position yourself to have a much better view.
    You should be watching the offsides whether its uncontested or contested?
    If you have the defending backs behind you, then you are facing the wrong way? You should be facing them.

    Start by watching the engagement, then the put in. Then (if the ball is won as expected) you can square your body up and step away and back from the scrum to widen your field of vision, facing towards the defenders. This also allows you to be in a good position to see the ball come to the back of the scrum. At this point I would expect the referee to be just behind the back foot and off to the side with a good field of view of the defending backs and anyone unbinding early from the scrum. You can also see the ball at the back in case the No8 or the SH knock it on while picking it up. This would apply to both contested and uncontested.
    Last edited by Phil E; 03-05-19 at 08:05.

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