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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    Crusaders? Was it used in more than one match? The counter is now known, so a one-off occasional disruption is all it might achieve.
    That's enough to keep it; there is more than one way to skin a cat and that's part of the great attributes of the game.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    Well, not quite. In league a tackle takes place when..

    (a) when he is held by one or more opposing players and the ball or the hand or arm holding the ball
    comes into contact with the ground.

    (b) when he is held by one or more opposing players in such a manner that he can make no further
    progress and cannot part with the ball.

    (c) when, being held by an opponent, the player makes it evident that he has succumbed to the tackle and wishes to be released in order to play the ball.

    (d) when he is lying on the ground and an opponent already grounded places a hand on him.
    And in league, a ruck takes place when..?

    The abandoned ELV was offside at the tackle. The current ruck requires two players from opposing teams to form a ruck, this is halfway between... I don't think there is anywhere else to go with it if this won't work.
    The ELV used in the Mitre 10 cup/ Heartland Championship made a mockery of the central tenet of the game; a contest for possession.

    This sounds like a solution to a problem entirely of their own making. The spectacle of rugby would be greatly improved if players were forced to stay on their feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    I read about this on Friday/Saturday, here

    http://www.punditarena.com/rugby/rmu...redefine-ruck/


    ...

    Two of the changes are good ones IMO

    1. ...

    2. Only one player (attacker or defender) will be needed to form a ruck. So as soon as a jackler arrives and goes for the ball, a ruck is formed and offside lines appear
    Ian, you may have more information that I do. However, text from the link you gave as your source says:

    Under the proposed new version of the law, an attacker or defender on their feet over the ball now create a ruck*and therefore, the offside line. It currently requires both.


    Based on that, the text shown in red in your post appears superfluous. As soon as the jackler arrives, a ruck is formed. Unless there is another fairly major tweak to Law 16.4(b), then the jackler is prevented from handling in the ruck his own arrival formed. We need a new Law 23 - the Law of Unintended Consequences.
    Don't feed the pedant!

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    Default Re: Law Book cut in half

    Rucks as we would like to see them:

    ruck-2.jpg

    Rucks we actually get:

    260px-USO-Gloucester_Rugby_-_20141025_-_Ruck_2.jpg

    So how do you write a law to cope?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post
    Rucks we actually get:

    260px-USO-Gloucester_Rugby_-_20141025_-_Ruck_2.jpg

    So how do you write a law to cope?
    It seems you get what you allow, however well-intentioned. Law 16.3 and video examples therein give you the tools to cope with what's in that image, however it arose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post
    Rucks as we would like to see them:

    ruck-2.jpg

    Rucks we actually get:

    260px-USO-Gloucester_Rugby_-_20141025_-_Ruck_2.jpg

    So how do you write a law to cope?
    You could do worse than implement the existing laws correctly for a start and penalise players off their feet. What a radical idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by didds View Post
    You could do worse than implement the existing laws correctly for a start and penalise players off their feet. What a radical idea!

    Didds
    Its the concept of the jackler that causes the pile up. Player goes in low to jackle ball => opposition players try to get underneath him to clean out or over the top causing a general collapse.

    Not that I would want to get rid of the jackle - it is the only real way the opposition can have a crack at a turnover.
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    You could implement the current laws:
    1) Shoulders above hips
    2) Stay on feet
    3) Tackler to roll away
    4) Tackled player to roll away

    Then arriving players from both teams can try and win the ball with their feet. They could try and "ruck" the ball back.

    Isn't that what the law actually implies is supposed to happen?

    As soon as you allow anyone to remain on the floor, near the ball , (i.e. the tackled player these days), you create a barrier to prevent the ball being stolen. And that means players have to use hands to steal the ball, so shoulder go down, so we end up with players more and more likely to go off feet and create a mess.

    The other issue you see too often is: Tackle happens, defence go to drive over, tackled player then re-plays the ball, and it is allowed.

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    well what happens is player is tackled, and before tackler has time to release and tackler to roll away the jackler is on the ball so whilst the tackler may be able to release the tackled player is now trapped between body and arms. He can;t roll out cos that is where the ball is with the jackler's hands, so his only exit is sideways which isn't always possible. Meanwhile the jackler may be suporting his own weight, but certainly has shoulders below hips and the whole thing just gets messy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dixie View Post
    Ian, you may have more information that I do. However, text from the link you gave as your source says:

    Under the proposed new version of the law, an attacker or defender on their feet over the ball now create a ruck*and therefore, the offside line. It currently requires both.


    Based on that, the text shown in red in your post appears superfluous. As soon as the jackler arrives, a ruck is formed. Unless there is another fairly major tweak to Law 16.4(b), then the jackler is prevented from handling in the ruck his own arrival formed. We need a new Law 23 - the Law of Unintended Consequences.
    The relevant GLT says "...A player on their feet may use their hands to pick up the ball as long as this is immediate. As soon as an opposition player arrives no hands can be used."

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    Default Re: Law Book cut in half

    Quote Originally Posted by Camquin View Post

    Rucks we actually get:

    260px-USO-Gloucester_Rugby_-_20141025_-_Ruck_2.jpg

    So how do you write a law to cope?
    That is a mess, and not just the ruck. Both teams in red shorts and why would anyone choose to wear a scrum cap that looks just like the ball!

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