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    Foot up

    Yes, there was a genuine case of "foot up" sanctioned in today's game.
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    Foot up

    Yes, there was a genuine case of "foot up" sanctioned in today's game.
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    Happy Birthday

    I have just noticed that Bill Beaumont and Martin Johnson both have birthdays today.
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    Happy Birthday

    I have just noticed that Bill Beaumont and Martin Johnson both have birthdays today.
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    Ruck of tackle - official guidance

    I have just received the following non-secret email from our training officer. (Hope it helps :smile:) Special update on the Tackle/Ruck – 03/03/2017Welcome to a special update, which is being distributed following the England v Italy 6 Nations game last weekend. The following has been sent...
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    Ruck of tackle - official guidance

    I have just received the following non-secret email from our training officer. (Hope it helps :smile:) Special update on the Tackle/Ruck – 03/03/2017Welcome to a special update, which is being distributed following the England v Italy 6 Nations game last weekend. The following has been sent...
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    Rugby using Swiss/McMahon

    (I am starting a new thread rather than hijack the 6N bonus points one.) Recap: the Swiss system is used in chess when there are too many entries or not enough time for all-play-all. After the first round, winners play winners, and losers play losers. This process produces a ranking system and...
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    Rugby using Swiss/McMahon

    (I am starting a new thread rather than hijack the 6N bonus points one.) Recap: the Swiss system is used in chess when there are too many entries or not enough time for all-play-all. After the first round, winners play winners, and losers play losers. This process produces a ranking system and...
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    League/Merit table oRganisational details

    A thread on the abuse of referees has become a general discussion on the relative merits of Australian and other systems for running competitive rugby, particularly as regards providing touch judges, ground marshals etc. I think we need to be clear on the various constraints, so here is a...
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    League/Merit table oRganisational details

    A thread on the abuse of referees has become a general discussion on the relative merits of Australian and other systems for running competitive rugby, particularly as regards providing touch judges, ground marshals etc. I think we need to be clear on the various constraints, so here is a...
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    Referee marking the lineout

    The PMB thread nearly got side-tracked into this, and I would like to clarify the various techniques. Basically there are three: 1. Make a mark for both non-throwing and throwing teams 2. Mark the line of touch and set a gap 3. Make a mark for the non-throwing side only. (In all cases the...
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    Referee marking the lineout

    The PMB thread nearly got side-tracked into this, and I would like to clarify the various techniques. Basically there are three: 1. Make a mark for both non-throwing and throwing teams 2. Mark the line of touch and set a gap 3. Make a mark for the non-throwing side only. (In all cases the...
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    Player on ground plays the ball

    Leicester thought they had scored a try in the first minute yesterday, but it was cancelled because a replay showed that after the ball came out of a tackle/ruck thingy, a Leicester player on the ground flipped the ball up to a team mate. The officials agreed he had "played the ball on the...
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    Player on ground plays the ball

    Leicester thought they had scored a try in the first minute yesterday, but it was cancelled because a replay showed that after the ball came out of a tackle/ruck thingy, a Leicester player on the ground flipped the ball up to a team mate. The officials agreed he had "played the ball on the...
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    Gone missing

    Incident from a recent match. Away team kicks a PK from outside the 22 to just short of the corner flag. As the referee runs over, he realises the "corner flag" is actually the one marking the far corner of in-goal - the real corner flag was lying in the grass several metres away. What should...
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    Gone missing

    Incident from a recent match. Away team kicks a PK from outside the 22 to just short of the corner flag. As the referee runs over, he realises the "corner flag" is actually the one marking the far corner of in-goal - the real corner flag was lying in the grass several metres away. What should...
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    Champions Trophy Final: Bedford School 28 Epsom College 21

    Well done Bedford! (Guess what OB stands for.) Some talented players on show. The rugby was at times excellent, at times naive, but credit to both teams for an exciting game.
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    Champions Trophy Final: Bedford School 28 Epsom College 21

    Well done Bedford! (Guess what OB stands for.) Some talented players on show. The rugby was at times excellent, at times naive, but credit to both teams for an exciting game.
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    Scrum developmnet notes

    In another thread Rushforth reminisced on the evolution of the scrum, so I thought it might be useful to list some keys dates. 1931 front row players: "no more than three" (first mention of numbers). 1950 exactly three in the front row. Otherwise any number. 1982 minimum of five in the scrum...
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    Scrum developmnet notes

    In another thread Rushforth reminisced on the evolution of the scrum, so I thought it might be useful to list some keys dates. 1931 front row players: "no more than three" (first mention of numbers). 1950 exactly three in the front row. Otherwise any number. 1982 minimum of five in the scrum...