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    Default Does Team need to have a receiver?

    I refereed at a 7s tournament on Saturday and the teams were having troubles forming the lineout.

    Blue had the throw-in and put 3 players in the line-out with no receiver.
    Red had 2 players in the line-out and a receiver standing 2 m from the line-out.

    I told Blue they needed to have a receiver and expected them to take one of their players out of the line-out but they just moved one of their backs closer to the line-out, now standing about 8 m from the line-out and quickly threw in a ball.

    I awarded a free kick to Red for not having a player in the receiver position.

    After reading law 19.8 (i) again, I'm thinking I was probably wrong?

    (i) Where the receiver must stand. The receiver must stand at least 2 metres towards that player’s goal line from that player’s team-mates who are lineout players and between 5 and 15 metres from the touchline until the lineout begins.
    Sanction: Free Kick on the 15-metre line


    It doesn't appear to follow you need to have a receiver within 8 m from the line-out (I thought it was 5)?

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    Default Re: Does Team need to have a receiver?

    As far as I know there is no need for a receiver

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    Default Re: Does Team need to have a receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by oldman View Post
    As far as I know there is no need for a receiver
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    Default Re: Does Team need to have a receiver?

    You were wrong.....learn from it....move on.


    Receiver is optional.
    Person in opposition to the hooker, NOT optional.

    Someone in the line can drop back to become the receiver once the ball has been thrown.
    OR....the thrower can run forward to become the receiver once he has thrown the ball, this is quite common in 7's.

    What they can't do is have a receiver, and have him run into the line just before the ball is thrown.

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    What they can't do is have a receiver, and have him run into the line just before the ball is thrown.
    Unless someone in the line drops back to be the new reciever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Unless someone in the line drops back to be the new reciever.
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    Default Re: Does Team need to have a receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Unless someone in the line drops back to be the new reciever.
    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    Agreed.
    Just to be clear, by "in the line" we mean the lineout, not the three-quarter line. Implicit in the phrase "drops back", but probably just as well to specify that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    You were wrong.....learn from it....move on.
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    Default Re: Does Team need to have a receiver?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    You were wrong.....learn from it....move on.


    Receiver is optional.
    Person in opposition to the hooker, NOT optional.

    Someone in the line can drop back to become the receiver once the ball has been thrown.
    OR....the thrower can run forward to become the receiver once he has thrown the ball, this is quite common in 7's.

    What they can't do is have a receiver, and have him run into the line just before the ball is thrown.
    Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
    Unless someone in the line drops back to be the new reciever.
    Except in America
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    Except in America
    ...........where we have our very own interpretations of the laws, which is fine until we get an International referee who doesn't seem to have read our version and sends off two of our players

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