Recent content by Ian_Cook

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    [6N] Tmo farce

    I doubt that this was a image capture from the video stream. It looks more like a cropped photo from a photographer in the in-goal. If so, then the TMO did not see this , so its not really relevant to the discussions. This is the best angle the TMO had to judge from..... ... but now lets go...
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    [6N] Tmo farce

    I doubt that this was a image capture from the video stream. It looks more like a cropped photo from a photographer in the in-goal. If so, then the TMO did not see this , so its not really relevant to the discussions. This is the best angle the TMO had to judge from..... ... but now lets go...
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    [6N] Tmo farce

    Loose ball has to have a player press down on the ball for it to be grounded. Law 21 GROUNDING THE BALL 1. The ball can be grounded in in-goal: a. By holding it and touching the ground with it; or b. By pressing down on it with a hand or hands, arm or arms, or the front of the player’s body...
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    [6N] Tmo farce

    Loose ball has to have a player press down on the ball for it to be grounded. Law 21 GROUNDING THE BALL 1. The ball can be grounded in in-goal: a. By holding it and touching the ground with it; or b. By pressing down on it with a hand or hands, arm or arms, or the front of the player’s body...
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    [In-goal] Choice?

    Not necessarily. The if the defending team were under pressure, i.e. not able to play the ball as they wish, because of the offside player, that is material.
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    [In-goal] Choice?

    Not necessarily. The if the defending team were under pressure, i.e. not able to play the ball as they wish, because of the offside player, that is material.
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    From ARU online referee course

    And what makes that so? 17.6 (c) states "Scrum after maul". For mine that makes it the overarching instruction as regards the whys and wherefores of a scrum after a maul. Otherwise, why have that Law? I agree its counter-intuitive, but that doesn't mean its wrong
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    From ARU online referee course

    And what makes that so? 17.6 (c) states "Scrum after maul". For mine that makes it the overarching instruction as regards the whys and wherefores of a scrum after a maul. Otherwise, why have that Law? I agree its counter-intuitive, but that doesn't mean its wrong
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    From ARU online referee course

    This is the way I see it. 1. The requirement for the ball to be played within 5 seconds of a maul becoming stationary is part of 17.6 UNSUCCESSFUL END TO A MAUL. 2. The overarching instruction for a Maul which ends unsuccessfully is that the scrum feed wil go to the team that was NOT in...
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    From ARU online referee course

    This is the way I see it. 1. The requirement for the ball to be played within 5 seconds of a maul becoming stationary is part of 17.6 UNSUCCESSFUL END TO A MAUL. 2. The overarching instruction for a Maul which ends unsuccessfully is that the scrum feed wil go to the team that was NOT in...
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    From ARU online referee course

    Law 17.6 (c) Scrum following maul. The ball is thrown in by the team not in possession when the maul began. If the referee cannot decide which team had possession, the team moving forward before the maul stopped throws in the ball. If neither team was moving forward, the attacking team throws in...
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    From ARU online referee course

    Law 17.6 (c) Scrum following maul. The ball is thrown in by the team not in possession when the maul began. If the referee cannot decide which team had possession, the team moving forward before the maul stopped throws in the ball. If neither team was moving forward, the attacking team throws in...
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    Cheating is endemic , and depowering of refs

    Then its time French rugby caught up with the rest of the world
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    Cheating is endemic , and depowering of refs

    Then its time French rugby caught up with the rest of the world
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    Cheating is endemic , and depowering of refs

    It works near-perfectly. Its very similar to the philosophy of the NFL system, that the television replay has to show conclusive evidence that the on-field decision is incorrect before that decision can be overturned. If its inconclusive, if there is doubt, or if no angle can see the incident...