Referees in England
- Jan 22, 2008
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- Current Referee grade:
- Level 8
Maybe it’s buried somewhere but do they define “just before” as in
Or can a forward peel off the back off a maul and then charge in from 5m out with their head low?
They don't, I expect like the phrase "significantly" it is up to the referees judgement.
If the tackler is coming into make a tackle and the ball carrier then places his head into the space the tackler is aiming for, then that would seem to satisfy the just before law. Late & Low is the phrase they seem to be using. There are some video links to illustrate this in the Law Application Guidance.
The new Domestic law Variation only applies in open play