No.What is the minimum number of players in a set lineout for the throwing team? In other words, does the thrower count towards the 2 player minimum?
You bring up an interesting point that invoked another question from me.
If the option for a QTI is always available until at least 2 players from each side form 2 lines, isn't the throwing team then always able to take a QTI if they always choose to not send players to form a line at the spot of the lineout?
Within reason yes.You bring up an interesting point that invoked another question from me. If the option for a QTI is always available until at least 2 players from each side form 2 lines, isn't the throwing team then always able to take a QTI if they always choose to not send players to form a line at the spot of the lineout?
If all other criteria for a QTI are met then the QTI is still on until the LO forms (see above). Then, before the throwing team put two in the LO the nall could be thrown to the throwers SH and away we go.
This, from the 2017 laws, would hinder that ploy but was removed for the 2018 version:
[LAWS](d) When the ball is in touch , every player who approaches the line of touch is presumed to do
so to form a lineout. Players who approach the line of touch must do so without delay.
Players of either team must not leave the lineout once they have taken up a position in the
lineout until the lineout has ended.
Sanction: Free Kick on the 15-metre line
I don't actually agree with the last bit .. if it's an injury where I am playing on , I would continue to play on through the QTI opportunity, same as I would let them take a quick tap if there was a PK
I believe that if I as ref have to stop the clock for an injury - then QTI is off and we have a lineout.
But I would stuggle to back that up in law.
Law Book said:The referee may stop play and allow time for:
a. Player injury for up to one minute. If a player is seriously injured, the referee has
the discretion to allow more than one minute for that player to be removed from the playing area. 5.5
We are saying the same thing, I think
But the stop/play on decision is at the time of the injury, I wouldn't review that decision if a QTI came up, if I was playing on already, I am still playing on
I don't actually agree with the last bit
What about this?
Law 18.17. Once the lineout is formed, players:
a. From the team throwing in may not leave the lineout other than to change
positions with other participating players.
b. From the non-throwing team may leave the lineout only to ensure that they do
not have more players than the opposition.
So, it has not been removed at all.