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Re: Uncontested scrums - lose a player
Posted by: Lazyboy346
Date: 09/09/2020 12:29
As Charlie mentioned this came in for the 09/10 season with the addition of the extra bench spot for a third compulsory front rower: []

Before then, there were a surprising number of instances of Wasps (notable amongst those affected) being munched in the scrums (especially in the play offs) then losing a front rower to a mysterious injury. They could then bring on a back rower as the replacement and often went on to win games once uncontested scrums started.

Since this change, most teams haven't had to go to uncontested scrums or if so it's usually late in game. Ironically Wasps were legitimately affected last week by clear injuries at hooker and their prop was rightly allowed to decline to provide emergency cover having not played there in a long time.

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