Position of penalty

crossref


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the IRB introduced this confusion when they (probably inadvertently) changed the Law to say that defenisve PK in goal should be advanced. there's no need for that either. Admittedly a defensive PK in the in goal is few and far between, but there's no reason why they should be advanced and we managed well enough for ywars without doing so.
 

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They could be advanced to the Goal-line. Otherwise a penalty right up against Touch-in-Goal but 7m back isn't much reward.
 

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They could be advanced to the Goal-line. Otherwise a penalty right up against Touch-in-Goal but 7m back isn't much reward.

In a game of territorial advancement/progression, i expect the kick position to mirror the position of the offence, even if you were under the severest of pressure. Makes sense.
 
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