How can you behind yourself? Not getting at you but the WR statement: "He must return to be behind the hindmost foot before being able to be involved in play". If you are bound in the ruck you are by definition in front of the hindmost foot! They seem to saying that the ruck offside line remains after the ruck is over.Seems clear. They have to go behind the hindmost foot. We know the sanction for being in front and this is what is being show,
Yes, it was a good opportunity to say nothing , but if they had to say something, I wish they had depowered the caterpillarah - gotcha.
well... i dont really see an _problem_ with the caterpillar (aside from what the scrumhalf dowes when technically offside etc but given so much other stuff gets ignored at these levels it hardly a biggy). I think its a tad daft, and woudnt use it myself, but I figure if teams want to lose a few metres' territory by using it thats their issue.
I thibhnk the game has far bigger issues to sort out than the caterpillar ruck TBH
I agree. Thats entirely what the clarification "means" in effect.So by extension, IMO that would mean any defending player bound in the ruck that wasn't intentionally 'crabbing' also now cannot "play on" and defend when the ruck ends purely because they're now in front of the hindmost feet and would be offside??? That can't be right but that's what the clarification will result as a consequence.