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  1. Ian_Cook

    Was this ball correctly dropped?

    Yes, it was correctly drop kicked Go to 4:30 in the video and slow the playback speed to 0.25 - you can see the ball strike the ground before his foot strikes the ball
  2. Ian_Cook

    An excellent performance

    Hi BikingBud. Please don't answer posts by commenting in the quotes. It makes it too difficult to quote what you have said in order to reply There was a screen at that end, but it didn't show the time, only a cropped version of the screen and the score But that is not the issue. How did the...
  3. Ian_Cook

    An excellent performance

    A few things to says about that 1. The kicker indicated to kick at goal at 77:21. Nika called time out at 78:19 - only 58 seconds had expired, as the kicker was about to kick. This is simply not acceptable at this level. Had he not called early, the kick would have been right on the 60 seconds...
  4. Ian_Cook

    Rugby Focused Law Changes - May 9th

    IIRC, both front rows went down. And the ref ordered a reset.
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    Rugby Focused Law Changes - May 9th

    Several years ago, I was watching a Super Rugby match (Super 12 or Super 14). There was a scrum feed, and the TV camera angle was low, and in great position to see right into the tunnel. The SH put the ball in and it rolled to a stop in the the middle... and there it sat for several seconds. The...
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    Rugby Focused Law Changes - May 9th

    I agree, and I don't think you are ever going to see a fair contest for possession for two reasons 1. The ball is never fed in straight 2. Striking for the ball has become a dying art. The problem the way I see it, is that if the feeding team actually strike for the ball at the scrum feed...
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    Rugby Focused Law Changes - May 9th

    I have maintained for some time that there is simple answer to this issue, make all scrum infringements an Indirect Penalty Kick (IPK). An Indirect Penalty Kick 1. Cannot be kicked for goal. 2. Can be kicked directly to touch from any where in the field for a gain in ground and the throw in to...
  8. Ian_Cook

    World Rugby phased plan to grow the sport

    The problem with that Dixpat, is that red cards are being handed out for the result of minor misjudgments and timing errors more often than for "dumb shit" or "being a twat". As Balones correctly points out, tired players are also more likely to make bad judgements and timing errors, so reducing...
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    World Rugby phased plan to grow the sport

    Everything highlighted in red And about bloody time too. But especially the following Red cards that reduce a team to 14 players for the remainder of the match are having too much impact on the results. Once a player is red carded in the first half, you might as well turn the TV off and go mow...
  10. Ian_Cook

    Fdk, deliberate pass into an opponent (?)

    I'm aware of that Phil, but it was more or less my point. If you call and signal advantage when the presence of an offside player (a lazy runner) limits their opponent's choices, you have a better chance of nipping that behaviour in the bud. off at the pass. André Watson (who IIRC coined the...
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    Fdk, deliberate pass into an opponent (?)

    I don't know how you all ref things these days, but back in the day, if I saw a SH looking to clear in a particular direction, and when he goes to pass, there is an offside lazy runner in the way, so the SH changes his mind and goes the other way, I would call and signal PK advantage. IMO, that...
  12. Ian_Cook

    RC issued in the bunker

    Well, AFAIK, there is no requirement for a CO to cite a player who has received a RC as its always an automatic citing and trip to the judiciary anyway. For some reason in the regs, an RC from a second YC is not distinguished from a straight RC. Perhaps it should be.
  13. Ian_Cook

    RC issued in the bunker

    I think he's lucky. I the second YC looked straight RC to me.
  14. Ian_Cook

    RC issued in the bunker

    Same here, the date of the judicial hearing, not the date of the appeal hearing. It was the panel of the judicial hearing that overturned his RC, and that is the hearing they go back to. This is because the appeal hearing panel have deemed the judicial panel were incorrect to overturn the RC...
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    RC issued in the bunker

    Not really. Had the judiciary hearing not incorrectly overturned his RC, his ban would have included that match. Its hardly OF's fault that the hearing cocked it up. Think of it this way.. if you get found guilyy of a crime and get four years, and you appeal but are unsuccessful, they dont...
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    RC issued in the bunker

    Which one is the oxymoron respected <> Murray Kinsella, or journalist <> Murray Kinsella I'd say its a triple oxymoron! (Actually I feel the same way about Mark Reason. A friend of my once told me that he didn't think Mark Reason was a sports journalist's arse-hole. but I stood up for Mark...
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    RC issued in the bunker

    They must have taken his previous behaviour into account. Apparently, he's never been sent off. (for the removal of doubt, that was sarcasm) Seriously, how does this guy keep getting away with shoulder charges? I have looked at the video over and over, and I can't see how they conclude that...
  18. Ian_Cook

    Mallia's charge on D Williams

    Firstly, it probably won't remain empty, but remember this would apply to different types of kicks... 1. the down field clearance and chase 2. The midfield bomb 3. The attacking bomb to land on or near the goal line 4. The 28 metre kick 5. The chip over the defense - In the case of 1 and 2...
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    Mallia's charge on D Williams

    I may sound like a broken record here, but I think something akin to the basketball rules about jumping players would be useful to think about for these situations, and with small amendments, they could be made to apply equally well to both a player who has just kicked the ball ahead and is...
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    Mallia's charge on D Williams

    This is a difficult one. 1. There is no law forbidding a defender jumping to charge down a kick 2. The charge down was successful (the Blue player blocked the kick) 3. Is the blue player really expected to vanish into thin air? Refs get it drummed into them that the player in the air is to be...
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