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    [Line out] Holding the lifted catcher in the air.

    I have noticed an increasing trend with teams, especially on defence close to their goal-line, deliberately keeping their lineout catcher up to try to milk a PK for early driving. While it is the responsibility of the non ball-winning team to ensure they don't drive until the lifted catcher's...
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    [Line out] Holding the lifted catcher in the air.

    I have noticed an increasing trend with teams, especially on defence close to their goal-line, deliberately keeping their lineout catcher up to try to milk a PK for early driving. While it is the responsibility of the non ball-winning team to ensure they don't drive until the lifted catcher's...
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    Thow to avoid touch

    Just watching the Shute Shield match this afternoon, Randwick (Green) v Easts (Blue). Green 15 (Lachie Anderson) receives an inside pass from Green 11 (Reece Robinson) just inside the left hand touchline. Green 11 fell into touch, and because of the direction Green 15 was going when he received...
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    Thow to avoid touch

    Just watching the Shute Shield match this afternoon, Randwick (Green) v Easts (Blue). Green 15 (Lachie Anderson) receives an inside pass from Green 11 (Reece Robinson) just inside the left hand touchline. Green 11 fell into touch, and because of the direction Green 15 was going when he received...
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    Ireland v Australia

    Anyone see the incident for which Dean Mumm was YC? IMO, he is damned lucky he wasn't RC. The low speed dynamic that the referees were taking about is irrelevant, since tip tackles almost always happen when the victim is stopped anyway and then up-ended. Mumm lifted the player at the...
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    Ireland v Australia

    Anyone see the incident for which Dean Mumm was YC? IMO, he is damned lucky he wasn't RC. The low speed dynamic that the referees were taking about is irrelevant, since tip tackles almost always happen when the victim is stopped anyway and then up-ended. Mumm lifted the player at the...
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    Can slow motion replays really make things look worse than they are?

    The recent furore over the Sam Cane v Robbie Henshaw collision in the second test between Ireland and New Zealand got me to thinking about the merits of using slow motion video to make judgements about potential foul play incidents in rugby. I think we have all heard the meme that sometimes...
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    Can slow motion replays really make things look worse than they are?

    The recent furore over the Sam Cane v Robbie Henshaw collision in the second test between Ireland and New Zealand got me to thinking about the merits of using slow motion video to make judgements about potential foul play incidents in rugby. I think we have all heard the meme that sometimes...
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    France v Australia: Kuridrani's try

    IMO, the last Aussie try should have been no try, touch-in-goal. LAW 22.12 BALL OR PLAYER TOUCHING A FLAG OR FLAG (CORNER) POST If the ball or a player carrying the ball touches a flag or a flag (corner) post at the intersection of the touch-in-goal lines and the goal lines or at the...
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    France v Australia: Kuridrani's try

    IMO, the last Aussie try should have been no try, touch-in-goal. LAW 22.12 BALL OR PLAYER TOUCHING A FLAG OR FLAG (CORNER) POST If the ball or a player carrying the ball touches a flag or a flag (corner) post at the intersection of the touch-in-goal lines and the goal lines or at the...
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    New "Breakdown" Laws are heading for trouble

    As I posted in Christy's Offside or Play On thread, there is an experimental law that will be trailed in the Mitre 10 Cup (formerly ITM Cup) this year. They are introducing the concept of a phase of play known as a "breakdown". There will no longer be a requirement for two players (one from...
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    New "Breakdown" Laws are heading for trouble

    As I posted in Christy's Offside or Play On thread, there is an experimental law that will be trailed in the Mitre 10 Cup (formerly ITM Cup) this year. They are introducing the concept of a phase of play known as a "breakdown". There will no longer be a requirement for two players (one from...
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    Australia v England 3rd test - unusual occurences

    Two unusual things happened in the third test 1. A high kicked ball struck the spider-cam support wires NO said "50/50 Play on", which IMO (unless there has been specific ruling to cover this) is incorrect and a Law error. Law 19 Definitions The ball is in touch when it is not being carried...
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    Australia v England 3rd test - unusual occurences

    Two unusual things happened in the third test 1. A high kicked ball struck the spider-cam support wires NO said "50/50 Play on", which IMO (unless there has been specific ruling to cover this) is incorrect and a Law error. Law 19 Definitions The ball is in touch when it is not being carried...
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    [Tackle] What is the game coming to?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=SOgayslJBDw Honestly, I despair at the direction the game is taking when this is even considered to be a PK let alone a YC. At one stage, they were even talking Red!!! Black 12 comes in for a copybook tackle, head low and beside the opponent's hip/thigh area...
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    [Tackle] What is the game coming to?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=SOgayslJBDw Honestly, I despair at the direction the game is taking when this is even considered to be a PK let alone a YC. At one stage, they were even talking Red!!! Black 12 comes in for a copybook tackle, head low and beside the opponent's hip/thigh area...
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    [7's/10's] Scrum Feeds

    I don't usually watch Sevens, not my thing really, however, I saw quite a bit of the Wellington Sevens this weekend, and I noticed that the SH often throws the ball in on the opponents loose-head side. I know that the Law says "side first chosen" but this doesn't seem like a mistake because some...
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    [7's/10's] Scrum Feeds

    I don't usually watch Sevens, not my thing really, however, I saw quite a bit of the Wellington Sevens this weekend, and I noticed that the SH often throws the ball in on the opponents loose-head side. I know that the Law says "side first chosen" but this doesn't seem like a mistake because some...
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    2016 LAW TRIALS - Additional changes for consistency with new touch definitions

    Law 18 Definitions Current: To make a mark a player must be on or behind that player’s 22-metre line. A player with one foot on the 22-metre line or behind it is considered to be “in the 22”. Proposal: To make a mark a player must have one or both feet on or behind that player’s 22-metre line...
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    2016 LAW TRIALS - Additional changes for consistency with new touch definitions

    Law 18 Definitions Current: To make a mark a player must be on or behind that player’s 22-metre line. A player with one foot on the 22-metre line or behind it is considered to be “in the 22”. Proposal: To make a mark a player must have one or both feet on or behind that player’s 22-metre line...