Clarification 1 2014 Law 12 – Knock-onLaw 12, definition states, “a knock-on occurs when a player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward, or when a player hits the ball forward with hand or arm, or when the ball hits the hand or arm and goes forward, and the ball touches the ground […]
Rugby Referee Goal Setting and Action Planning. from Mike Cobb USA Rugby Referees on Vimeo.
The following Law amendments were approved by the IRB Council in May 2014. To view the new law, go to IRBLaws.com and look up the amendment in the relevant section. Below is a summary of these changes, with particular emphasis on those most consequential. Law 3 : Number of Players – The Team 3.4 Players […]
POSITION AT THE PENALTY When the referee awards a penalty kick and gives the mark (point at it, you don’t have to physically give the mark – especially if it slows down play), we noticed some referees like to run up 10 meters to give a clear indication to the offending team where they need […]
GENUFLECT We’ve been receiving reports about front rows that get to their knees before every Sevens scrum (we saw it in Houston last month). The front row then gets on their feet for the “crouch” call, and then binds (“bind”) and engages (“set”) the other front row on their feet. Reactions from referees, when they […]