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    Default Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    Quote Originally Posted by Donk93953 View Post
    Sooooo, why not just move the posts to the back of the in-goal area...the dead ball line?
    Because then you'd have to mandate the depth of the 'In goal' area to ensure an equal opportunity of scoring from either a PK, conversion or Drop Goal. If I award a PK 18m out from the Goal line and you have the posts in the "In Goal" area then distance of the kick will vary as to whether I'm playing at Stamford or Cal Berkley - as each have different depths of In Goal area.

    To place the posts at some pre-determined distance from the Goal Line will create other potential safety issues of which I, as a referee, have no desire to be involved.
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    Default Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    Quote Originally Posted by Donk93953 View Post
    Sooooo, why not just move the posts to the back of the in-goal area...the dead ball line?
    as well as the problem of setting a standard in goal area - that's a change which would probably have to be implemented at every single pitch, all at the same time,

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    Default Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    With goal posts at the back of the goal line, the post protector now becomes an issue again. Would grounding it against the protector - unlikely, I know, but bear with me - be considered in goal, or the DBL?
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    Default Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    If both teams are playing with goals at the back of the "Ingoal" area, how is that a disadvantage? To use your example...if Cal is 15 meters deep and Stanford is 12 meters deep both teams are playing with the same "disadvantage". Goal posts now on the try line make for a nice additional 2 man defense...and that is acceptable because both teams have them.

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    Default Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    Quote Originally Posted by Donk93953 View Post
    If both teams are playing with goals at the back of the "Ingoal" area, how is that a disadvantage? To use your example...if Cal is 15 meters deep and Stanford is 12 meters deep both teams are playing with the same "disadvantage". Goal posts now on the try line make for a nice additional 2 man defense...and that is acceptable because both teams have them.
    You are unlikely to get many goal-line situations in any one game, which under current law means the result could well turn on who has the significant advantage of being the attacking team.

    Is there any other situation where the cards are so heavily stacked against the defence?

    Do professional sides actually practice this facet of the game?
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    Default Re: World Rugby announces law amendment relating to scoring against the post protecto

    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post

    Do professional sides actually practice this facet of the game?

    I dunno whether they PRACTISE it - but there is some pretty clear evicence/suggestions that players are AWARE that its a possibility if the need arises (if only because iof the post protector removal incident)

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