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"The rule modification has seen teams recycle the ball more often when camped deep inside the opposition 22 rather than repeatedly turn to pick-and-drives to score."

?????

Isnt PnD due to recycling the ball?
 

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I think what it means is that teams have eschewed trying to barge over the line for fear of being held up so have chucked it wider.

Also, the officials have found it difficult to adjudicate on the 50-22 as every kick in general play now needs to be noted where it is taken
 
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Also, the officials have found it difficult to adjudicate on the 50-22 as every kick in general play now needs to be noted where it is taken

Good luck, in my games I have enough trouble judging where it landed let alone where it started!
 

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Do we need or should we have flags on the 22M touchline, similar to corner?
 

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Do we need or should we have flags on the 22M touchline, similar to corner?

Would be nice, same with the 10m, or even flags in the TJ's hands! Trouble is I get so used to not having a combination of some of the above I get into a habit of not looking for them
 

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Would be nice, same with the 10m, or even flags in the TJ's hands! Trouble is I get so used to not having a combination of some of the above I get into a habit of not looking for them

I assume that Balones meant on the TL rather than 2m back.

I will probably assume that most players are as far away from where the ball crossed the TL (not where it landed) as I am and were therefore as unsighted, whatever they may say.
 

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I assume that Balones meant on the TL rather than 2m back.

I will probably assume that most players are as far away from where the ball crossed the TL (not where it landed) as I am and were therefore as unsighted, whatever they may say.

Yes that’s what I meant. I just get the feeling that it will result in more players attempting the tactic and as a result the normal 50/50 call which a ref could get away with is going to become more prevalent and not so easy to get away with because the call is now significantly more important.
 

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Do we need or should we have flags on the 22M touchline, similar to corner?

There should be flags on the dead ball line, the goal line, the 22 and halfway.
I won't start a game without them.
 

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There should be flags on the dead ball line, the goal line, the 22 and halfway.

I think the suggestion is that all flags should be on the juncture of the lines to make it easier to determine where the ball crosses the line. I'm not a fan. ARing has enough challenges without having to dodge around a flag.
 

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I think the suggestion is that all flags should be on the juncture of the lines to make it easier to determine where the ball crosses the line. I'm not a fan. ARing has enough challenges without having to dodge around a flag.
Surely if the flags are actually ON the lines, it gets them out of an AR's way?
 

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Surely if the flags are actually ON the lines, it gets them out of an AR's way?

haha, but might impede the wingers :biggrin:
 

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Surely if the flags are actually ON the lines, it gets them out of an AR's way?

when I AR, I run along (or within 0.5 metres of) the touchline. I wouldn't fancy having to dodge or run behind a flag
 

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Can someone explain this 50/22 thing in plain language please?
Thanks
 

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Can someone explain this 50/22 thing in plain language please?
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If a player kicks the ball from their own half and it goes indirectly into touch in their opposition's 22, then the kicking team get the lineout throw.

The logic is that this will encourage the defending team to drop their winger back to defend against the kick. This will (allegedly) lead to more open & attacking running play and increased safety (by reducing propensity of gang tackles)
 

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When is it a GLDO v 22MDO?
 

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There should be flags on the dead ball line, the goal line, the 22 and halfway.
I won't start a game without them.

I think you’ve misunderstood Phil. See my previous clarification.
 

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"The rule modification has seen teams recycle the ball more often when camped deep inside the opposition 22 rather than repeatedly turn to pick-and-drives to score."

?????

Isnt PnD due to recycling the ball?

The only way to stop this boring pick and drive stuff is for the referees to clamp down on pre-binding. After all, it is a flying wedge and is already identified as illegal.
 

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The only way to stop this boring pick and drive stuff is for the referees to clamp down on pre-binding. After all, it is a flying wedge and is already identified as illegal.

there is another way. Change 5 metre scrum to goal line drop out :)
 
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