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    Re: Bath Vs Wasps 8.1.21

    These are not signals.

    They are laws.

    didds
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    Re: Bath Vs Wasps 8.1.21

    like.

    makes sense - tx ... THIS is why I come here to learn :-)
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    Re: Bath Vs Wasps 8.1.21

    To me the ghorizontal arms thing is to indicate a back-foot-of-the-maul/ruck ...
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  4. [Law] Re: Should the ref be able to appoint a Qualified AR?

    I see the problemn with that is once you go down that path every player will end up with an allegation from a TJ against them (for 2 x TJs one each side) and everybody then has to be squeacky clean...
  5. [Law] Re: Should the ref be able to appoint a Qualified AR?

    And in RFU land anyways, AIUI anybody that refs a game howsoever ending up in that position, is insured under RFU insiurance. So I dont see why that woudbe any different for an AR.

    So the real...
  6. [Law] Re: Should the ref be able to appoint a Qualified AR?

    LOL.

    Indeed... like running CPD Scrum factory courses to be told at registration by X that he played at level 3 for 12 years at prop and he's only here because its a box tick and he wont learn...
  7. [Law] Re: Should the ref be able to appoint a Qualified AR?

    is it a case of (perceived anyway)

    then there is only ONE AR and thus ONE side has a TJ and the other doesn't (implications of (unconcious?) bias...)

    didds
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    [Law] Re: What's your worst nightmare?

    "can" being the operative word of course.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/61892.stm
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    [Law] What's your worst nightmare?

    Bit of New Year fun?

    What's your worst refereeing nightmare - either imagined (keeps you awake at nights fearing it may happen) or real (keeps you awake at night recalling it)?

    I'm obvs not a...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    Excellent points Flish. As you point out though its probably a paucity of decent enough video at a suitable level, or games in time slots where several refs can all make it - on top of their normal...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    AC - many many years ago I joined these groups to both educate myself but also help refs understand what players and coaches are trying to do - as there was a clear disconnect both ways.

    Part of...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    whilst I dont disgree per se, that latter scenario ismnt far off. as it is there isnt much to be gained by putting more than a jackler in at most tackles-cum-rucks as as soon as the attacking side...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    My entire points. If it NEVER got permitted then it would NEVER get coached. Somebody SOMEWHERE is permitting it. And if those people include society refs then societies are also culpable.

    Two...
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    Re: 5 worst ref decision

    hmmm... back in the mists of time... maybe it was!
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    Re: 5 worst ref decision

    Id like to suggest for consideration the decision made by our ref at Ivel Barbariabns II v Devizes II on one occassion.

    Whereby our lineout throw in was prevented going 5m by the IB second row at...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    And now we are in the position of defenders not biothering to try and compete bexcause they are now expecting the roll for time and knock defnders over (takes feet away)... so now there is no...
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    Re: Greetings

    like ................
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    oh - I've only mentioned colts becasue I have actually seen someone coaching rolling to an U17s squad and was frankly appalled (on many levels and many reasons).

    I've seen it from u16 certainly...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    I think youve hit a nail on the head there then - seeing as it clearly from that isnt society pushed.

    Some refs do, some refs dont, nobody eg society addressed it, yet everyone is amazed that...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    accept that reasoning.

    This however still doesnt explain why the players were not pinged at their community club level for it when they did it?

    Is that becasue elite refs trickle down to some...
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    Like.
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    yes. I get that.

    But why are they being coached it if it would always histrically been pinged?

    Coaches only coach stuff - in the past - that has been allowed. there is nothing to gain by...
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    Re: 5 worst ref decision

    oh dear.
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    Re: 5 worst ref decision

    Im sure wales would have preferred the scrum 10m out than a kick at goal though.
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    [Tackle] Re: missed something since lockdown

    and quite rightly too.

    Which rather begs the quesation how this "tactic" was permitted in the first place?

    Or if you like, if it was beign coached, and used, it was being permitted by people...
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