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    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    No one has a reservation with this MLR variation ?
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    The offside line will be the feed line/channel of the scrum to allow for unimpeded access to the ball at the back of the scrum for the attacking team.
    Our juniors play like that, unless it has changed recently. It does allow for the ball to get out of the scrum easier.

    Not sure about whether it is necessary for seniors though.
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    a lot of the time the opposing SH then might consider retreating to the back foot, and then is free to move sideways across the pitch, if needed, with the aim of being first up tackler.

    He can be a lot closer to the oppo 10 then his open side flanker can.


    meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if the ball DOES get away more quickly. Might the lack of pressure lead scrum half to mess about with the ball at the back, weighing up options, with plenty of time?
    Last edited by crossref; 22-03-21 at 09:03.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    Thank God I’ve left the USA and don’t have to deal with this crap.
    If, you were on the MLR panel or refereeing in the ARC you would have to deal with (the crap) Law Trials, but I don't think you were/are, so really nothing to deal with.

    This likely only effects a dozen or so referees in all of the Americas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickie E View Post
    for clarity, no doubt we are referring to the opposing SH. I'm good with it, allows team in possession good opportunity to clear ball. Long overdue.
    The negative here is that our Professional/International SHs will not be ready for the pressure in non-MLR/ARC matches. Not sure it really adds anything, other than for teams that aren't good at securing their scrums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    a lot of the time the opposing SH then might consider retreating to the back foot, and then is free to move sideways across the pitch, if needed, with the aim of being first up tackler.

    He can be a lot closer to the oppo 10 then his open side flanker can.


    meanwhile, it will be interesting to see if the ball DOES get away more quickly. Might the lack of pressure lead scrum half to mess about with the ball at the back, weighing up options, with plenty of time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Balones View Post
    My immediate thought.
    I would think lines drawn perpendicular from the posts will be required to help the ref and stop arguments.
    On the line = inside the posts? - or not?
    Just watched the highlights from the weekend, can confirm there are lines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepercy View Post
    If, you were on the MLR panel or refereeing in the ARC you would have to deal with (the crap) Law Trials, but I don't think you were/are, so really nothing to deal with.

    This likely only effects a dozen or so referees in all of the Americas.
    This will trickle down and players will ask about playing to those variations. Coaches were still asking about HIA in the last season played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepercy View Post
    Just watched the highlights from the weekend, can confirm there are lines.
    Thanks for update.
    Now the second part of the question, is on the line inside or out?

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    perhaps the unwritten rule is if it's that close its given as in, as a conversion from that close to "the line" will be kicked anyway ... ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepercy View Post
    Just watched the highlights from the weekend, can confirm there are lines.
    I watched some of the Toronto-Atlanta game at Life University, and I don't think I saw any.

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