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    Default Off side how far

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    a. Once play in the scrum begins, the scrum-half of the team not in possession:
    Takes up a position with both feet behind the ball and close to the scrum but not in the space between the flanker and the number eight or
    b. Permanently retires to a point on the offside line either at that team’s hindmost foot, oXxx

    Q. . How far from hind most foot can one stand .

    a. Above says closer to scrum . Can we use same as guidance .
    Vimal Perera

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    Default Re: Off side how far

    Your question is not very clear to me...
    I think you mean can the 9 of the team not in possession move laterally across the line of the hindmost foot to for example stand in line with the 10.

    In my opinion yes they can but I've been told previously that this is not how it is intended to be interpreted!

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    Default Re: Off side how far

    Pretty sure Wayne Barnes said he could in his latest action man YouTube video!

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    Default Re: Off side how far

    a) and b) are separate. If a), the scrum half is following the ball back to the rear of the scrum. "Close to the scrum" here is generally accepted to be within 1m.

    For b), the scrum half can move along a line parallel to the base of the scrum as far/close to the scrum as they wish.

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