Referees in England
- Jan 22, 2008
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- Current Referee grade:
- Level 8
Scrums I grant you, but I have seen several sanctioned at lineouts at top levels - perhaps not as strictly as I expect at grass roots, but not a rara avis either.mmm.at least they've used some good video clips.
Do we honestly believe the top flight are going to enforce these like the do with not straight at lineouts and scrums!!
I don't understand this:
[LAWS]First arriving player – the jackler – will be rewarded, and the concept of the jackler “surviving the clear out” by opposition players will be removed. The jackler must be in a strong position to try and lift, with hands on the ball.[/LAWS]
Doesn't the red bit mean the same as the blue bit?
That makes it important to try to get into a position where you can see if the tackled player has released the ball.Unless they are pulling the ball into the tackled player's body to win a PL for not releasing. For example near their own goal-line so a nice relieving PK is the result.
That makes it important to try to get into a position where you can see if the tackled player has released the ball.
Up until now we had a convenient and accurate (IMO) telltale to determine if the jackler was (a) in a strong position, and (b) had a solid grasp of the ball. That telltale was the "did he survive the clean out".
By the stroke of a pen that telltale has been removed making managing the breakdown more referee-subjective & therefore error prone.
No wonder players & spectators haven't got a clue what's going on.