Referees in Australia
- Jan 27, 2004
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Agreed. It's a clarification that the law appearing in the law Book is not the law they want to apply.I think it's a shame that this is stated as a 'clarification' which seems to imply that GJ and his timekeeper got it wrong.
I think its a change in the Law, and should have been specified as that.
A sensible change though, much easier for teams and referee to manage and work to.
* i didn't realise there was a specific 7s law for this - but the 40 second mularky suggests the opportunity to decline a conversion isn't otherwise available in 7s. is that so? If not then why is it there?
am I reading this correctly? kick to touch before time has elapsed means the lineout will take place - after full time?
The same logic applies, i.e. as long as the penalty kick is taken before 80:00 then the lineout will take place and the match will end at the next stoppage within Law. Time is taken from the strike on the ball.
Well, prior to this if a penalty kick to touch was kicked before full time, and time expired as the ball was in flight, before it went into touch, technically that would be full time, right? Now the time left when the ball leaves play again is irrelevant - if the kick was taken before time expired, the game isn't over.
I wonder if there'll be a similar level of attention to such decisions at the end of the first half. It seems that quite often half-time is called when there was a scrum awarded before 40 minutes, etc.
My attention has been drawn to thisYes, if boot strikes ball at 79:59 then restart to be taken