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3rd April 2020

RFU Confirmed Newcastle Falcons’ promotion to the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season

And they said traditional rucking was unsafe
Discussion started by Bedlington Lad , 27 February, 2020 09:04
And they said traditional rucking was unsafe
Bedlington Lad 27 February, 2020 09:04

Compared to the huge hits to necks and shoulders a few stud marks were nothing. I totally agree with Ben Ryan and I honestly think in general refereeing at pro level has never been worse

Re: And they said traditional rucking was unsafe
Robs 27 February, 2020 09:20
For a long time refs assiduously penalised entering from the side but usually only defending teams
They allowed attacking teams to get away with it. At least they're consistant now in that they hardly ever penalise either side

Re: And they said traditional rucking was unsafe
The Gambler 27 February, 2020 15:02
The interpretation now seems to be you must enter in the general direction towards your opponents try line. I recall shouting at the screen at the clearout from James Ryan and Devin Toner on Tom Curry in the England Ireland game.
Other illegal collisions are those that happen at restarts when the ball catcher is only able to be tackled because the runner was metres in front of the kicker - it has happened in EVERY match I've been at over the last 5 years when I've been in a position to see it clearly (within 15metres of tbe centre line)

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