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    Re: Wales v AllBlacks

    Nope, you are not misremembering

    https://bjsm.bmj.com/content/55/4/220

    Conclusion
    "Reducing the maximum height of the legal tackle from the line of the shoulder to the line of the armpit in...
  2. [Law] Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    I don't remember hearing about that. Our commentators made no mention of it that I can recall.
  3. [Law] Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    And it wasn't written specifically for tree branches. It was in relation to the supporting wired for Spidercams and for drone cameras
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    Re: Wales v AllBlacks

    Black cards for sending off would be used about as often as sendings off were before the era of "protecting the player" protocols. Incidents such as ear-biting (Johann Le Roux), eye-gouging (Richard...
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    Re: Wales v AllBlacks

    Then maybe he (Black 3) ought to have pulled out of the tackle, or at least, not attempted to make it a "dominant" tackle.



    Agree. I saw no attempt to wrap, so for me its a no-arms tackle to...
  6. Thread: Tights

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    Re: Tights

    Someone need to resurrect the "Leggings" thread!
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    Re: Bledisloe 3 - the sacrifice of the...

    At one time, when you had to have at least one foot on the ground to claim a mark, and a mark could be taken anywhere on the ground, players never jumped to catch a ball at all. That worked just...
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    [Tackle] Re: Leicester vs Saracens

    And I imagine they will still be angry too! :biggrin:
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    Re: Quins v Worcs: Noah Heward YC

    I don't think he was going to attempt to do that, rather he was expecting the player to catch the ball and he would tackle him.



    Memo to all rugby coaches: Coach your players to jump as they...
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    Re: Quins v Worcs: Noah Heward YC

    Indeed. They have tried to write a procedure that covers everything and failed, which was bound to happen because in real life, it is impossible to do. There will ALWAYS be edge cases. That is why...
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    Re: Quins v Worcs: Noah Heward YC

    No, it doesn't. "A line has to be drawn" is the propaganda that WR has force-fed to referees to justify their idiot policies - it is essentially saying that there is no such thing as an accident,...
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    Quins v Worcs: Noah Heward YC

    If this is what constitutes a YC these days, then heaven help the game...

    https://youtu.be/9it5QOfs1y4?t=108

    (Note: if the time coded link doesn't work, the incident starts at 1:48 in the...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    This is how I define the differences

    Intentional
    Means "with the intent to". The player's goal was to cause the end result or engage in that conduct. They knew what they were doing, and wanted...
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    [Law] Re: Mark from penalty. .Yes or No?

    Yes

    LAW 17 MARK
    PRINCIPLE
    A means of stopping play within a player’s own 22 by directly catching an opponent’s kick

    CLAIMING A MARK
    4. A mark may not be claimed from a kick-off or a restart...
  15. Re: Interesting story reference tackle height. Where will it lead?

    Indeed. It is quite rare for a player to make a dozen tackles in a game. Even in last night's All Blacks v Springboks game where over 200 tackles were made, the highest tackle count was 10...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    Nope, telling you you are talking rubbish is not ad hominem.


    https://www.txstate.edu/philosophy/resources/fallacy-definitions/Ad-Hominem.html

    Ad Hominem


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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    Complete and utter bollocks Dickie, and you know it!

    An action can be both reckless and intentional, or careless and intentional, and you can still be PK/YC/RC for an action that is reckless...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    Keeping in mind the we are talking in a thread about professional, elite level rugby, are you seeing any improvement in consistency now, because of the high contact framework? Be honest now.

    I...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    I wonder how referees were ever able to make a decision back when they didn't have a "High Contact framework" as a crutch to lean on?

    Well, we managed just fine without it thanks.
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    Keep in mind its only 20 minutes for the team... the player is still sent off for the rest of the match, and as a result, its really a forced substitution.
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    Re: thoughts on this one

    IRFU?

    OK, I may have used the wrong acronym. maybe it was IRFB (what the IRB was previously called)

    As far as I can find, there is no World Rugby Clarification on this law. I have always...
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    Re: thoughts on this one

    Really? I have always use the standard English meaning of "approach"!

    approch (transitive verb)
    1a ...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    And much as I disagree with this particular judiciary decision, I also disagree with World Rugby's obsession with outcome driven decision making. As I pointed out to DickieE in another thread, he...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    "Whilst the Australian player was vulnerable, the contact with the head was not intentional or highly reckless. Wiese was shown to be grabbing for the ball rather than targeting the head of the...
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    Re: 2 incidents - Wallabies v Springboks 18/9/21

    Hmmm...

    Law 9.20(a) LE – 2 weeks, MR – 5 weeks, TE – 10+ weeks max 52 weeks

    but

    Law 9.12 LE – 12 weeks, MR – 18 weeks, TE 24+ weeks Max 208 weeks

    No that I'm suggesting anything here :Zip:
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