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  1. Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    I'm somewhat presuming this thread is UK centric (my earlier response was about the UK/England anyway! :-) )... are /will they be playing in NZ seeing as NZ is "covid free" etc for example?
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    Re: ouch ... this is going to hurt

    Yup.

    its just a reminder that whilst pro sport IS a "business" there cannot be many businesses that can only survive because another otherwise unconnected business basically bails it out.

    didds
  3. Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    Agree with Pablo.
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this pre binding penalised ?

    same question in effect, and thus same answer, as any such questions about the laws as written and the failed blowing of them at the elite level

    some sort of mixture of under...
  5. Re: JP Doyle discusses life after being made redundant by the RFU

    I'd like this if I could.
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    My entire point being FIVE replacements at level EIGHT? _REALLY_

    Jeezus
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    Not sure that Paul Carrozza was at the bottom of a ruck ;-)

    https://youtu.be/DcboMZaBKAM?t=140


    https://youtu.be/DcboMZaBKAM?t=140
    -- 140 seconds into the video

    didds
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Ok, being totally pedantic, whatever "NO" means to the question "First time of asking".

    Which clearly and obviously includes the 2nd time of asking. And of course every time of asking after the...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    if they did at Flish's L8 then 3 of them wouldnt need to get cnaged. They wod only Id imagine be permitted a bench of 5 plus 15 starters.

    TBH Im amazed its a bench of 5 at :8 - talk about knock...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    Hmmm... so

    1st time of asking, a replacement is due.

    then 2nd time of asking no replacement (not mandated in requirements etc) and leaving FR is doing so because of obvious broken leg (not "oo...
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    [In-goal] Re: Try: Yes or No? Or?

    You're now on my little list...

    didds
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    [In-goal] Re: Try: Yes or No? Or?

    Whilst I agree with the general idea that maybe words like "think" in this context should be avoided, nonetheless its clear to me that OB's suggestion is spot on

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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this offisde under 10m law ?

    but a charge down isnt caught.. so what's the distinction?



    didds
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    [In-goal] Re: Try: Yes or No? Or?

    and in the interests of C&O, and not nano grame by nano frame and save ten minutes fo fraff attacking 5m scrum seems to be the obvious choice?
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this offisde under 10m law ?

    yeah get that... but... if A kicks the ball, B jumps and half blocks it so it changes direction significantly, goes down but behind B ... that hasnt gone forwards... but is it a charge down? If...
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this offisde under 10m law ?

    Yeagh - Im with PhilE. Though I can fully understand some other viewpoint as the alws dont actually define what a charge down is. I(t does of course "look wrong" - and TBH any player in itoje's...
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    Re: Super Rugby AU: Force v Waratahs

    this was standard 30 years ago. Players were presumed to know and understand the laws they play under.

    That may be a tad harsh for a 4th XV weekend warrior - but after all these guys we are...
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    [Line out] Re: Is double-banking back?

    the lifter-steps-nto-the-gap-after-the-catch thing I was coaching back in 2003 at level 9! Before it was "widespread". Id bloody hope its gets pinged almost 20 years later!

    Didds
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    Re: Super Rugby AU: Force v Waratahs

    sideways isn't forwards. If the law makers wanted to include sideways they shoud have included it, or been less specific.

    I accept that sideways could be towards the ball.

    just not "forwards...
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    [Line out] Re: Is double-banking back?

    and the question is why didnt they penalsie it this weekend gone?

    didds
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    [Tackle] Re: Dangerous tackle... or not

    As OB usefully opines ... the issue there is that if that ball is instead caught on the full, running at pace, there is a good chance the catcher - in the act of running - may have both feet off the...
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    [Tackle] Re: Dangerous tackle... or not

    absolutely.

    didds
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    [Tackle] Re: Dangerous tackle... or not

    ... currently...

    of course you are right. I dont disagree.

    Ive said enough over the years about kick defenders having to actually run away from a kick in order to not risk a card ;-)
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    Re: Barnes on the breakdown

    So Im half way through the evideo and havent seen anything "new". ??

    this is all what the laws have said for years, and have been interpreted for years. What am i missing?

    didds
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    [Tackle] Re: Dangerous tackle... or not

    This maybe too wooly bu7t even to the extent make it penalsisable for any player to perform any action that puts HIMSELF at risk - so ujumping into a tackle as we can see can end up with him being...
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