[Scrum] Ball against the head offside -- how to prevent


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Why not play advantage, and if its gained, next scrum, during the down time forming up the scrum, have a quick word, that way it'll be fresh in the backs minds.
Game management - it's something I find works well for setting your stall out early on.

It doesn't just apply to this situation - within the first 5-10 minutes I won't look to play much advantage for anything (though using common sense as best as I'm able).

I find a swift whistle very shortly after the infringement lets all the players know the score better than playing advantage and if, after the first two breakdowns they're all thinking "damn, he's strict" the next 79 minutes are going to be much easier.