Recent content by ChrisR

  1. ChrisR

    [Law] Advantage criteria

    This makes sense, however . . . . . . a 5m gain and ball retention after three punches into the line isn't better than a scrum. (not considering dominant scrum, etc.) In todays game the team carrying the ball into a ruck can expect to recycle but will usually be numerically disadvantaged...
  2. ChrisR

    [Law] Advantage criteria

    This makes sense, however . . . . . . a 5m gain and ball retention after three punches into the line isn't better than a scrum. (not considering dominant scrum, etc.) In todays game the team carrying the ball into a ruck can expect to recycle but will usually be numerically disadvantaged...
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    [Ruck] Preventing tackled player from releasing the ball/tackled player not releasing

    It is now a standard practice for players to execute a roll (or two) after the tackle to gain ground, buy time for support to arrive and prevent the ops from getting hands on the ball. Has anyone ever seen even an admonition from a referee?
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    [Ruck] Preventing tackled player from releasing the ball/tackled player not releasing

    It is now a standard practice for players to execute a roll (or two) after the tackle to gain ground, buy time for support to arrive and prevent the ops from getting hands on the ball. Has anyone ever seen even an admonition from a referee?
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    Where the 2018 Law Book is actually different from 2017

    Yes, of course. Doh! Except then they'd have the scrum back choice.​
  6. ChrisR

    Where the 2018 Law Book is actually different from 2017

    Yes, of course. Doh! Except then they'd have the scrum back choice.​
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    Where the 2018 Law Book is actually different from 2017

    Under Law 19 Scrum there is a table that indicates where a scrum occurs for each occasion and there are entries for PK at goal and FK failures. And that's all I could find until I hi-lited and copied the sectiom title and then pasted it here: TAKING A PENALTY OR FREE-KICK Sanction: SCRUM...
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    Where the 2018 Law Book is actually different from 2017

    Under Law 19 Scrum there is a table that indicates where a scrum occurs for each occasion and there are entries for PK at goal and FK failures. And that's all I could find until I hi-lited and copied the sectiom title and then pasted it here: TAKING A PENALTY OR FREE-KICK Sanction: SCRUM...
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    England Vs Georgia scrum training session

    OK, let's examine the binding definition: Binding: Grasping another player’s body firmly between the shoulders and the hips with the whole arm in contact from hand to shoulder. There are two parts. First part is "grasping" which requires the hand to be placed between the shoulders and hips...
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    England Vs Georgia scrum training session

    OK, let's examine the binding definition: Binding: Grasping another player’s body firmly between the shoulders and the hips with the whole arm in contact from hand to shoulder. There are two parts. First part is "grasping" which requires the hand to be placed between the shoulders and hips...
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    England Vs Georgia scrum training session

    Then locks are binding illegally and the standard #8 bind doesn't meet the criteria, either. The real questions: Is this bind dangerous? Does it destabilize the scrum? Does this bind disadvantage the opponents?
  12. ChrisR

    England Vs Georgia scrum training session

    Then locks are binding illegally and the standard #8 bind doesn't meet the criteria, either. The real questions: Is this bind dangerous? Does it destabilize the scrum? Does this bind disadvantage the opponents?
  13. ChrisR

    England Vs Georgia scrum training session

    No problem for me as I can't see making a case against it. And what would you say in a 'quiet word'?
  14. ChrisR

    England Vs Georgia scrum training session

    No problem for me as I can't see making a case against it. And what would you say in a 'quiet word'?
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    [6N] Tmo farce

    For the sake of transparency owning up to mistakes is important. It's not 'throwing the TMO under the bus'. As a referee if you make a blunder do you admit it with "Sorry guys, my bad" or do you try to escape by distorting the laws? C'mon the TMO is human but was he under pressure to get it...