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    Default Place of Conversion kick

    Unusual one for me at the weekend ...
    The kicker asked if he could move the ball away from the line of the try .. but away from the posts, ie a bit closer to the touchline .


    This was to get out of a big patch of mud

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    Default Re: Place of Conversion kick

    Would be a "no" from me. Can move it forward or back, but not side to to side.

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    Default Re: Place of Conversion kick

    I cant imagine I'd object to a player making the kick more difficult by moving it closer to the touchline in specific circumstances but, as Arabcheif pointed out, was there a reason he didn't just move it forward or back along the line of the try?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jz558 View Post
    I cant imagine I'd object to a player making the kick more difficult by moving it closer to the touchline in specific circumstances but, as Arabcheif pointed out, was there a reason he didn't just move it forward or back along the line of the try?
    The try was 6m from the touchline.
    Between the touchline and the 5m line the pitch was ok, but beyond the 5m line all the lineouts had created a massive mud patch. Moving forward or back didn't help

    He asked to get into the tramline

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    Default Re: Place of Conversion kick

    Quote Originally Posted by Jz558 View Post
    I cant imagine I'd object to a player making the kick more difficult by moving it closer to the touchline
    But really he/she wasn't making it more difficult they were making it easier by getting better ground!

    Edit... Having said that I really don't think I would not allow it!

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    Default Re: Place of Conversion kick

    I'd allow that... although I accept there no specific justification in law for doing so.

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    We allow scrums to be moved away from unsafe mud patches, puddles etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    We allow scrums to be moved away from unsafe mud patches, puddles etc.
    I don't think that really gives an advantage to one team though.

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    Default Re: Place of Conversion kick

    [QUOTE=Decorily;367125]But really he/she wasn't making it more difficult they were making it easier by getting better ground!

    I'd hope we could agree that they were trading off a more difficult kick against firmer footing

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    Default Re: Place of Conversion kick

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    I don't think that really gives an advantage to one team though.
    My point is that we do not keep to the strict letter of the law.

    I think swapping a more difficult angle for a better footing makes sense.
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