WR Quiz - questionable ones #4

crossref


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The ball rolling to a player already on the ground was always a grey area, and judged differently by different refs even at the very top level. That's what I mean by a formalisation - it's a clarification rather than a change (although they could have just issued a clarification).


Clarification, Change, Removal of grey area, resolution of ambiguity, filling a lacuna ...

Whatever you want to call it, it doesn't seem to have worked, as a lot of refs (here at least) seem to saying they will take no notice and will continue to ref these scenarios exactly as they always have : ie different refs will make different decisions.... even though it's no longer a grey area.

must be very frustrating for the Law Book authors.
 
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Rich_NL

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I think most refs will referee the player on the ground in the FoP in line with the laws now. Whether the intention of the law was to include in-goal is questionable, and there will be many who conclude it wasn't. So it will remain a grey area, yes.

My sympathies for the Law Book authors' frustrations is somewhat tempered.
 
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