Referees in Australia
- Jun 19, 2013
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I'd say 5 was marginal at the time the red ruckers came through and went off their feet as they cleared the ruck. Given the screen shots above shows that the red players were off their feet (and made no real attempt to stay on their feet in doing so) I've taken it as the offside line hasn't changed - and I've had agreement from national coaches with this - and the blue player doesn't move until the ball appears - but isn't "out".Out for me also but Blue 5 offside. The defending line cant just stand there as the ruck whistles past and do nothing about it.
First image shows marginal onside
Then Red off their feet to bring down the ruck - where does the offside line go now since neither red player is supporting their weight? Or is the ruck over from now?