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    Default Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    Scenario
    - Red take a PK at posts
    - ball hits a passing sparrow, and continues through the posts. A few sparrow feathers flutter to the floor

    Play on, surely ? Kick awarded.

    6.9.f is just silly. They imagined a ball hitting a spider cam, in open play when dead ball / scrum is sensible ... and then without thinking generalised the wording into any object, any phase... which becomes silly

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    Default Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    On my RFU AR's course we were told if it hits a tree branch its a lineout, based on the branch is connected to the tree which is in touch.
    That puts the ball in touch.
    so a SH (outside his 22) puts up a nice box kick that was never going into touch but hits a branch, then it's a "no gain in ground" lineout to opposition? I'm sure he'd be chuffed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    [...]
    - ball hits a passing sparrow[...]
    This happened at Lords in 1936 - https://www.lords.org/lords/our-hist...is-later-stuff
    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    seagulls ghave come in from stick over the years at cricket generaly.

    then baseball has its moments also..



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmlgQIhyURo&t=9s

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    Default Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    On my RFU AR's course we were told if it hits a tree branch its a lineout, based on the branch is connected to the tree which is in touch.
    That puts the ball in touch.
    .....which was the basis of my thinking at the time. Pleased to say I didnt get any complaints after I explained WHY I'd given a lineout.

    But hang on, if some of the tree roots were in (stretched under) the field of play, then did the tree take the ball into touch

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    Default Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    I didn't see it, but apparently a conversion in the Wales NZ game hit a spider cam cable yesterday ?

    Ball went over anyway and conversion given

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    I recall a (Test) match in the 70s or 80s where a seagull got sparked out after being hit by a long on/long off drive. a fielder carried its "corpse" to the boundary and as he did so it came round and flew off. For some reason I think it was Lenny Pascoe (the fielder not the seagull).
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    Default Re: Ball kicked hits overhanging tree branch and falls back onto pitch

    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Lifeson-Peart View Post
    I recall a (Test) match in the 70s or 80s where a seagull got sparked out after being hit by a long on/long off drive. a fielder carried its "corpse" to the boundary and as he did so it came round and flew off. For some reason I think it was Lenny Pascoe (the fielder not the seagull).
    I know the episode - was the batsman Clive Lloyd? though I thought the fielder was lillee (You are undoutedbly correct!)

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    He trudg’d along unknowing what he sought,
    And whistled as he went, for want of thought.
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