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    Has the game been ruined?

    great minds/fools.... take your pick!
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    50:22 from a free kick

    except the laws (see above) have the following defintion Restart kick: The method of restarting play with a drop-kick after a score or a touch-down. and a FK is not these QED is not a restart. merely a way to get play started again. :)
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    Tackle/release inches from try line

    This. 100%. Sonme while back now when the seat belt tackle concept came in, a player was carded for a seat belt tackle as the BC dived low to score. I asked what else was the defender supposed to do in this circumstance? OB was quite correct, and altered my view entirely when he responded...
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    Has the game been ruined?

    I'm pretty much with Phil here. Or at least one set of laws with a side set of regulations for the pro game where the normal alws do not apply/have alternative interpretations. TBH from the grass roots community rugby I see I dont see the current laws creating issues - scrums dont collapse...
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    SA v Eng scrum dominance

    It will tell you what SHOULD be happening - spines in line, knees under pelvis, elbows UP, shoulders above hips etc. there's four things to look for, for starters. what they are doing to NOT be doing those things is largely irrelevant - they are doling them or not. Full stop. WRT binding that...
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    SA v Eng scrum dominance

    OK - 'll rephrase. if you are going to card somebody, you'd better be sure you choose the correct player that didn't comply. Because if you guess the FR players WILL know you've guessed. And their view of your credibility and maybe pertinently what they can get away with may be formed by that.
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    YC even though they scored?

    Indeed. Frankly, I dont see why that otherwise-would-be-a-YC wouldnt be one in reality. YCs are as much about sending a message as the actual card.
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    ruck in goal

    presumably becasue once the ball is in goal it isnt a ruck?
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    ruck in goal

    well yes and no. in that once thye ball is in goal there is no ruck :-) its just a ball in goal :)
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    50:22 from a free kick

    FTR I was responding to the original query "He then taps it and kicks it indirectly" but I concur a non tapped FK is still a 50:22 in these circumstances
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    50:22 from a free kick

    Once tapped its open play so yes.
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    SA v Eng scrum dominance

    This. Its an easy spot as it doesnt require watching the ball and the other side and the backline etc etc all at the same time.As soon as "set" uis called, quick look. AR does the other side. POP.
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    Being Rewarded (with a PK)

    Im certainly not calling you out here, but I think Id need to see some videos of this happening to fully understand what you may mean. Cos frankly I cant see any reason for awarding a PK for a collapse if the ball is at the #8s feet for several seconds, going nowhere.
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    Condescending Refereeing

    this may have been alluded to back in the midsts of time... but possibly (in the little I know) a white referee using the term "boy" to a balck SA player could be ... tricky... (happy to be wrong!)
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    Being Rewarded (with a PK)

    "y and the ball has been available at the back of the scrum for three-five seconds, t" maybe its just that theyve already had their 5 seconds ? I agree its 4rse about face
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