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    Default Off feet.

    I know I've posted before today, I'm bored at work lol.

    So, Red Ball Carrier running, White tackles, red do not engage, so we've got a TWOL situation. Am I right in saying that any supporting white players need to be supporting their own weight, just like in a ruck. I'm seeing a lot of players just diving over the tackled play in a semi controlled way. So they've got their hands and feet on the ground (hands in front of the tackled player, feet behind).

    Should this be PK'd for off feet or whatever? Or is it allowed as there's no contest for the ball?

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arabcheif View Post
    I know I've posted before today, I'm bored at work lol.

    So, Red Ball Carrier running, White tackles, red do not engage, so we've got a TWOL situation. Am I right in saying that any supporting white players need to be supporting their own weight, just like in a ruck. I'm seeing a lot of players just diving over the tackled play in a semi controlled way. So they've got their hands and feet on the ground (hands in front of the tackled player, feet behind).

    Should this be PK'd for off feet or whatever? Or is it allowed as there's no contest for the ball?
    It would appear in your scenario that it is not material....but maybe worth a word instead of waiting for it to become material and then penalising.

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    Technically off feet, probably not material, but definitely worth a word as opposition may be choosing not to contest as no realistic chance of winning, so actually is material - difficult to decide but one of the things I was encouraged to police once I was into my second season and wanted to advance a bit

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    My bugbear is the red players (ie ball carriers teammates) flopping over

    (and don't get me started on cleanouts from the side which seem to be fine these days)

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    This would keep them on their feet

    https://www.facebook.com/38265582593...2507050398223/

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCraig View Post
    This looks fairly recent for some of us! It had already become soft by then.

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    Quote Originally Posted by TigerCraig View Post
    Doesn't half incentivise the winger to avoid being tackled!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flish View Post
    Technically off feet, probably not material, but definitely worth a word as opposition may be choosing not to contest as no realistic chance of winning, so actually is material - difficult to decide but one of the things I was encouraged to police once I was into my second season and wanted to advance a bit

    This is what I'm thinking, as the support player's in a "position of strength" illegally. Yes it's technically not material if there no-one competing, but there's no one competing as there's no point, due to the illegal activity of the support player. There's nothing immaterial if the support players form the non b/c team do it, so is it material.

    Yeah may be worth a word in the ear at the 1st time, then PK it after that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arabcheif View Post
    This is what I'm thinking, as the support player's in a "position of strength" illegally. Yes it's technically not material if there no-one competing, but there's no one competing as there's no point, due to the illegal activity of the support player. There's nothing immaterial if the support players form the non b/c team do it, so is it material.

    Yeah may be worth a word in the ear at the 1st time, then PK it after that?
    If that feels appropriate, yeah will depend on how potentially material it is, feel of the game etc, but both teams need to be allowed to fairly contested

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    Default Re: Off feet.

    Depends on level, and also on you. As long as you're consistent with it, no one will have (extra!) cause for complaint.

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