Penalty scrum

Na Madrai


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Was AR this afternoon for a trials match so score was immaterial. At every penalty outside of the 22, the scrum option was chosen and a very rare event occurred - I had a thought.

If a side opts for a scrum at a penalty, should not the defending backs be ten metres back rather than five?

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Davet

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No. scrum option simply means we have a scrum, if you apply the 10m logic then the opposing forwards would need to be 10m back from the mark, which would make the scrum a tad difficult...:smile:
 

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Finally, a situation in which the modern "Crouch, touch........................paaaaaaaaaause....................engage!" cadence might actually be useful...
 

Mike Whittaker


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Personally I rather like the idea of opposing backs being 10m back at a scrum taken instead of a penalty - but appreciate not practical to introduce. The idea of encouraging anything rather than hoofing the ball off the pitch has an appeal...
 
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