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    In the absence of live rugby (and everything else), what better to watch while in self-isolation than some of the golden oldies?
    I was a bit stumped by this one though - can anyone explain what happens from the drop-out?!?
    (The video should start from 7:13 on the timeline.)
    OK, it's from way back in 1976 but were the rules really that different back then?!?
    Hope someone can help.

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    no idea!

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    Looks like they claimed a mark ?

    Were SA under sanctions by then ? Perhaps they had some experimental laws

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    Right after the mark, if that's what it was, it looks like the referee signalled a shot at goal.

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    In 1976 you could make a Mark from a drop-out.
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    The Goal was (probably, I have a 1974 copy of Games and Sports in the Army, which kindly includes the full playing regulations for about 30 sports) scored under Law 16 - Fair-Catch (Mark) and Free Kick, scoring 3 pts. To summarize: a Goal could be scored from a FK or PK (Law 11). A Fair-Catch could be called from any opponent's kick, knock-on or throw forward, as long as the ball was caught directly, both feet were on the ground, and "Mark!" was called. The FK could be taken as a place kick, drop kick or punt, without undue delay, and by the catcher within 2 minutes (if he was injured (fairly one assumes) then it would be a scrum). Taken behind the mark, on a line through the mark; the kick had to go beyond the line of the mark parallel to GL. The opponents could come up as far as that line of the mark and could charge from there to prevent the kick being taken - in the case of a place kick, as soon as the ball was placed on the ground (hence why this was not a favoured kick) or when the kicker begins his run to the, or offers to, drop kick.

    I suppose that usually the drop-out would try to be kicked far enough that an ensuing FK was too far away from the goal.

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    I think those were regular laws. You could take a mark anywhere on the field and you could take a drop kick shot at goal from the resulting free kick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I think those were regular laws. You could take a mark anywhere on the field and you could take a drop kick shot at goal from the resulting free kick.
    You mean to tell me there was a law that would discourage kicking a high ball, and would also limit the amount of mid air collisions of opponents jumping to catch that high ball.

    Huh, imagine that.

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    Wow, so when did it change , the mark Law?
    What what is like, say five years later in 1981

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    I think those were regular laws. You could take a mark anywhere on the field and you could take a drop kick shot at goal from the resulting free kick.
    Ian Clarke (All Black, and brother of Don Clarke) did this when playing for the Barbarians against the All Blacks in 1964. He took a mark from the 25 yard dropout kick by his brother, and kicked the BaaBaa's only points of the match.

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