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Re: New scrum laws
Posted by: Flumpty
Date: 08/09/2017 12:01

I had a similar game once where I was skipper and we had a young female ref. She was very clued up on the laws, but a stickler for them on a very windy day. After a number of lineouts failed to complete, myself and the other skipper had a word and we all 3 agreed to be tolerant to wind affected throw ins, and from that point on both teams enjoyed an excellent game refereed with ample common sense.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing - a quiet word in my ear during the game would have worked wonders for my refereeing performance that day !
I think that the assessor could/should have suggested the same to me at h-t, but was possibly/probably letting it go, to see if I'd pick up on my own mistake/interpretation.

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