Repeated Offences

Taffy


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From a match this week. From the kick off - 3 breakdown offences (2 offside at the breakdown ruck and one tackler not rolling away).

Three inside 6 minutes. Is this the point to issue a team warning and next one in the bin or one further offence?
 

chbg


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There can't be any hard and fast rule, mostly as it will depend on the skill and knowledge of the players. But 3 in the first 6 minutes (did the opposition infringe as well?) certainly seems to suggest that they are not understanding / learning what you require. You need to speak to the skipper. What you can't give them publicly is one more opportunity to infringe without taking any further action.
 

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Depends. Three quick offences on the oppo 22 or try line? Quiet down time word with the skipper; quite a hard sell giving a YC there and time off with a chat raises the expectations of the crowd/players/coaches that the next offence is a YC, wherever the infringement. Three quick offences on their own 5 metre line then options can include immediate YC, time off + chat etc. No hard and fast rule.
 

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From a match this week. From the kick off - 3 breakdown offences (2 offside at the breakdown ruck and one tackler not rolling away).
Three inside 6 minutes. Is this the point to issue a team warning and next one in the bin or one further offence?

Taffy, as others have stated no hard and fast rule on when to escalate, you dont give enough detail in your initial posting as too was there a clear and obvious material effect of the 2 offsides at the breakdown, did the attackers go that way, area of the park etc. The tackler not rolling away I can live with if he has sufficiently slowed down the ball to the attacking team.

You must think to yourself are these blokes clever enough to know what they are doing or are they just dumb and unsure, are you being preventative enough, its a 2 way game, if your not helping and assisting them and then just straight up PK them then you may need to look at your preventative to assist you and get the players more onside to what your trying to achieve.
 

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A typical third team game. Lots of old chaps not moving back on side at the ruck. I am calling "back foot please". But does not seem to make a difference. Realise each situation is slightly different but keen to set a standard
 
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