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  1. [Law] Re: When and why the intentional knock-on rule was added to the rugby laws?

    I do feel that Akira's question highlights the current interpretation of law 11.3. IMHO (and given all the tweaks, application guidances etc of the previous few seasons I really want the game to...
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    [Law] Re: What's your worst nightmare?

    I had to 'fess up to the captains that I had done this once. The three of us stood at the centre of the pitch working it out for about 3 minutes. Guess who got Dick of the Day...

    Still sends...
  3. Re: Nigel Owens - Diolch yn fawr iawn (Thank you very much)

    Oh.

    A recurrent theme in my assessments is that I scurry around a lot. I thought it was a compliment :sad:
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    [Law] Re: Some new laws to make the game more attractive

    It's not often that this bloke talks sense.... ;-)

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/dec/01/eddie-jones-believes-fewer-breaks-in-play-attacking-rugby-union
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    [Law] Re: Some new laws to make the game more attractive

    This.

    I applaud the current application of the laws on tackled player releasing, but this needs to balanced by correct application of laws about jacklers staying on their feet. A season or two...
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    Re: Exeter Racing .. Slade

    Have only seen the 3 1/2 min highlights but Racing seemed to get away with one with Chat's try with #1(?) running a blocking line right in front of him
  7. Thread: FizzBuzz

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    Re: FizzBuzz

    Hatstand
  8. Thread: FizzBuzz

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    Re: FizzBuzz

    uuhhh.....eight?
  9. Thread: FizzBuzz

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    Re: FizzBuzz

    Fizz

    (I see what you had to do with the full stops)
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    Re: who’d be a referee

    When Prince Harry went to army officer training at Sandhurst, there was an interview with his platoon Sgt Major who said "I will call him, Sir. And he will call me Sir. The only difference is that he...
  11. Thread: Henshaw on May

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    Re: Henshaw on May

    Yes to all three...
    ... to penalise May for being offside at the ruck when he stole the ball...
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    Re: New Score Card design

    Mine is here..

    http://www.rugbyrefs.com/showthread.php?19782-Tips-for-keeping-a-Scorecard&p=317542&viewfull=1#post317542

    It has (though not shown) space at the top for ko times and end/kick and...
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    [Law] Re: Wales Italy 6N 2020; was Biggar offside?

    I saw in real time and went back and looked on slomo 'cos it looked wrong at the time. But, referring to the words of my pre-match brief ("... any other player joins the breakdown from their own...
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    [Law] Re: Incorrectly taken penalty.

    (Sort of) Tangentially, I came across a new (to me) Urban Myth last weekend. Blue have a penalty ~8m from Red try line. Prop takes a quick tap penalty and in this case the ball moves a ‘visible...
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    Re: offside from rip?

    Accepted (and well pointed out ;-) , but "A player is offside in open play if ...that player is in front of a team-mate who is carrying the ball or who last played it." So, as per Crossrefs #4. ...
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    Re: offside from rip?

    It's open play
  17. [Scrum] Re: Last Scrum and Tries Games RWC2019 Wales-France

    Marc, If I was 21 feet away from you, waving a 20-foot long pole at you, you would still grab the end that I was holding...
  18. [Scrum] Re: Last Scrum and Tries Games RWC2019 Wales-France

    It would take a much braver man than I to penalize/FK a squint feed for the first time in a match, to a team 6 points up, on their 5m line with 5 mins left on the clock.. :)
  19. [Scrum] Re: Last Scrum and Tries Games RWC2019 Wales-France

    R21 is probably offside (momentarily) when he takes a large stride to his right and gets at least one foot in front of the ball.

    But B7 (playing No8) changes his bind once the ball in, to go...
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    [RWC] Re: How are the RWC refs doing so far ?

    My pet peeves not being picked up....
    1). Attacking players off feet at rucks sealing off / collapsing the ruck (just watched the first half of Uru vs Fij and it was fantastic to see the the Fijians...
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    [Maul] Re: Maul Law 16.8 & 16.9

    A maul ends and play continues when:
    16.16.b The ball is on the ground.
  22. Thread: Scrum PK

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    [Scrum] Re: Scrum PK

    Ref got it wrong. Should only have been a FK for 19.12.c :biggrin:
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    [Tackle] Re: Hand off contacts with throat

    I think it is a worthy question and could be deemed dangerous play. Maybe one of those 'you'll know it when you see it" calls?
  24. Thread: Medium Force

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    Re: Medium Force

    I got the wrong man.
    Red.
  25. Thread: Medium Force

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    Re: Medium Force

    Would like to see real-time speed but (at risk of lighting blue-touch paper...) could it be more face-to-shoulder, than shoulder-to-face...
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