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  1. When you see yourself on the big screen 😃

    https://www.facebook.com/384725998590905/posts/1143108089419355/
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    [Line out] Re: Offside at LO - change in law?

    could be interesting. Hooker throws in, backs sprint up. Before they have a chance to retire, ball is tapped back by lineout jumper to SH. Lineout is now over so offside line is the ball :shrug:
  3. Re: Thank God! At last Nigel Owens enforces (Caterpillar) Law - Use it

    https://www.ruck.co.uk/referee-nigel-owens-goes-viral-for-bold-refereeing-call/

    Here is the clip

    Is saying "use that please" the same as "use it" to a non-English speaking player?

    Note:...
  4. Re: Thank God! At last Nigel Owens enforces (Caterpillar) Law - Use it

    refer my post #2
  5. Re: Thank God! At last Nigel Owens enforces (Caterpillar) Law - Use it

    Here's the nub. What does "play the ball" mean?
  6. Re: Thank God! At last Nigel Owens enforces (Caterpillar) Law - Use it

    The 'use it' instruction was introduced to stop a team winding down the clock by holding the ball stationery at the back of a ruck with nothing happening.

    My view is that a team bringing more...
  7. Re: Does anyone think the 20/21 season will start?

    None at all in Melbourne.

    For the first (and probably last) time the AFL Grand Final will be played in Brisbane. This is akin to Wimbledon being played at the Blundellsands Lawn Tennis Club in...
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    ouch ... this is going to hurt

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/qantas-ends-wallabies-sponsorship-cuts-off-cash-to-cricket-and-soccer-20200923-p55ybh.html
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this pre binding penalised ?

    yes ...
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this pre binding penalised ?

    yeah, forget pre-binding, flying wedge, etc. That way lies madness.
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    [Law] Re: Why isn't this pre binding penalised ?

    This is a Law 14 offence:
    8. Other players must:

    a. Remain on their feet and release the ball and the ball-carrier immediately.

    We used to see it here and refs used to call "reload" to tell...
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    Re: likes and dislikes

    Robbie Burns says that he is currently doing some back room stuff that requires "likes" turned off temporarily
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    :clap:

    https://www.rugbypass.com/news/uproar-as-farrell-appears-to-get-away-with-yet-another-shoulder-charge/
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    Re: How Long will He Likely be Banned for?

    on the bright side ... at least he's started using his arms in tackles

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IIcXitS1aHc
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    that's how you get blokes with 600 games during their career :)
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    the law says this:



    In L8, is it the match organiser's decision that only 5 replacements be allowed?
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    [Maul] Re: Isn't this obstruction?

    you use the term "shearing off" and that is the critical issue. If the line that the "new" pod moves in is the same as the "old" pod, then it is the same maul irrespective of if a new defender...
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    so a team would be crazy to turn up with less than 23 players?
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    just confirming ... the logic tree only applies if team has < 23 players?
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    I don't think so.

    First hooker goes U/S -> bring on second hooker.

    Second hooker goes U/S -> no questions, uncontested, no man off
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    4040

    maybe the phrase "first time of asking" is significant. If there is a 2nd injury, the ref has no right to ask a second time.
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    Re: STE to hook, Wasps Bath

    I found it interesting that Barnes said that in an uncontested scrum, only designated FR players can be in the front row. Is that a thing?
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    Re: well done Amy Perrett

    Opinion question: I wonder if this appointment makes her the most accomplished female referee to date or does Joy Neville (or someone else) hold that crown?
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    well done Amy Perrett

    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/rugby-union/perrett-set-to-become-first-female-super-rugby-referee-20200828-p55q6c.html
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    [In-goal] Re: Try: Yes or No? Or?

    I think admin should delete that post immediately. :)

    Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.
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