, Promises to Referee in France
- May 11, 2010
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:eng: Congratulations to England on their tournament win. :clap:
Technically, play has resumed. If the throw (or catch) goes to the opponents then advantage or play on would be appropriate. Therefore I think the half has ended.
However, a clearly deliberate offence would be a PK.
The Law book is specific that there are six ways a lineout can end (Law 19.9 (b)), and the ball not being thrown straight is not one of them. It is the coaches’ view, and my view, that the lineout is therefore incomplete so the match cannot end until the scrum has been awarded, or the non-offending team chooses another lineout with their throw.
Paddy wasn't really asking for a clarification so much as for a change in the Law.
I am not sure what the response means
If they did adopt Paddy suggestion, it's not clear what would happen next... options and a scrum? Or take it again