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    Default Restart after a score

    https://youtu.be/uHnvTiGA7kI


    My question relates to the scenario at 2:45.

    Should this not have been a restart as the non-kicking team weren't on or behind their 10m line? Is the purpose of the Law to allow the non kicking team the chance to have numbers to defend (not necessarily to be in the correct formation), but to have the chance to return the kick?

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    Default Re: Restart after a score

    Try should not stand for the reason you quote as well as a different ball being used at the restart. Referee error.

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    Default Re: Restart after a score

    Quote Originally Posted by Arabcheif View Post
    https://youtu.be/uHnvTiGA7kI


    My question relates to the scenario at 2:45.

    Should this not have been a restart as the non-kicking team weren't on or behind their 10m line? Is the purpose of the Law to allow the non kicking team the chance to have numbers to defend (not necessarily to be in the correct formation), but to have the chance to return the kick?
    2017
    13.4 POSITION OF THE OPPOSING TEAM AT A KICK-OFFAll the opposing team must stand on or behind the 10-metre line. If they are in front of that
    line or if they charge before the ball is kicked, it is kicked off again.

    2019
    KICK-OFFS AND RESTART KICKS FOLLOWING A SCORE
    12.5

    • When the ball is kicked:
      • Team-mates of the kicker must be behind the ball. Sanction: Scrum.
      • Opposition players must be on or behind the 10-metre line. Sanction: The kick is retaken.


    Unfortunately up to 2017 the law failed to say what should happen at a restart kick. However the latest law seems clear enough: the kicking team has to allow the opposition to get back behind the 10m line. Presumably it is for the referee to ensure they do not waste time in doing so.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
    The Referee by John Dryden

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    Default Re: Restart after a score

    Thanks, it didn't look right to me when I saw it.

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