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    Default Law variations

    I note the Rainbow cup is going to start with the law variations, Captain's challenge, goal line drop out and red card replacement. I understand theee tried in Australia and new zealand - how did they go there?

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    Default Re: Law variations

    the goal line drop out is interesting to me, as a knock on INTO the in goal, clearly has a different outcome from a knock on INSIDE the in goal. Viz -

    Red knock on in FOP, ball travels into the blue in goal, Blue touch down = 5m defending scrum
    Red carry the ball into the blue in goal, then lose it forwards, Blue touch down = goal line drop out.

    that's correct, right?

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    The Captain's Challenge isn't new here - the NRL have been using it for a while.

    The worst thing about it isn't the challenge itself. It's the peabrained commentators. Here's what I can guarantee the moment a shirt with a low number makes an appeal, and you can double my money if they lose the appeal "Don't let the forwards/front row ask for an appeal" with a 'isn't that clever and not at all an old trope' laugh.

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    Default Re: Law variations

    I quite like the goal line drop out. Gets the ball into general play very quickly.
    I, for one, like Roman numerals

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    I can see the goal line drop out changing the way defence is managed very close to the try line. Instead of trying to make sure you keep the ball carrier from crossing the line, pull him on top off a pile of players so the ball is held up. Instead of 5 metre attacking scrum to defend against, you are gaining a defensive clearance kick and defence reset 30 or 40 metres out.

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    Default Re: Law variations

    Quote Originally Posted by RedCapRef View Post
    I can see the goal line drop out changing the way defence is managed very close to the try line. Instead of trying to make sure you keep the ball carrier from crossing the line, pull him on top off a pile of players so the ball is held up. Instead of 5 metre attacking scrum to defend against, you are gaining a defensive clearance kick and defence reset 30 or 40 metres out.
    I understand the logic of your thought but I've never seen that happen here. There is an obvious risk in pulling a ball carrying attacking player into in goal ... it might actually assist him/her/them to reach out & score.
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