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didds

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closer player also cuts down run options blind.
bottom line - the dummy here is not an issue as per the laws. blow the laws.

If TPTB have a problem with it they can change the laws.
Until then blow the laws
 

Marc Wakeham


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Player gets tricked into coming through early...appears to pull up as he figures he's potentially offside. Reciever passes ball cleanly to outfallf who is not under pressure. In my opinion it's play on with a word about timing at the next lineout.
"Gets tricked" So what? THat's the whole point of a dummy.
Space is reduced. Therefore, the offence is material.
 

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Basically the dummy is sound, the player who was sold the dummy and ran through seemed to realize - if he’d pulled up and moved back it would have been fine. He carried on so I would penalize him for offside.

For me, this is no different than all the team all pretending to play infield and moving one way to fool the defense for a runner to blast through the blind side. If it’s not in the laws I can’t penalize it.
 
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