Referees in England
- Jan 22, 2008
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but is (s)he actually PREVENTING access to the ball.
Ive spoken at length on multiple occassions about this. Holding onto the ball is not always about preventing the oppo from stealing it.
Id have more queries about how a tackled player on the ground is somehow moved forwards by his his/her team-mates
Law requires the player to release the ball once placed.
Its not always about preventing the opposition stealing the ball, but if they drag it with them they are holding it into the ruck, whereas otherwise it might have been left exposed. Effectively they are rucking over but not leaving the ball.