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I’ve mentioned this before, but the law related to the put-in at the scrum was changed fairly recently, such that the scrum-half can be offset to his side of the scrum. His shoulder should be in line with the centre of the scrum. This will give the impression of a squint feed, and certainly will make winning a scrum against the head by hooking virtually impossible. The only conclusion I can draw is the World Rugby actively wish to remove the contest element of the scrum from the game, as in RL.

Even with the SH offset to the centre line of the scrum, it shouldn't mean the ball landing under the nose of the no8.

Agreed that there seems to be a shift toward uncontested scrums.
 

Fang_Farrier

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And yet no one has a go at the players for dropping passes, kicking it out on the full, missing vital tackles and whining like a big girls blouse to the referee every few minutes :-D

I seem to recall that it was mentioned last week when Hogg missed touch with the final penalty.

Just briefly, though.

The vainglorious twat.
 

Fang_Farrier

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Even with the SH offset to the centre line of the scrum, it shouldn't mean the ball landing under the nose of the no8.

Agreed that there seems to be a shift toward uncontested scrums.

Scrums are viewed as merely a way of tying up numerous players at once, thus allowing space on the pitch to encourage play.

I was told that over a decade ago.
 
Even with the SH offset to the centre line of the scrum, it shouldn't mean the ball landing under the nose of the no8.

Agreed that there seems to be a shift toward uncontested scrums.
If the law is skewed towards the Scum-half feeding it straight to his hooker's feet, what's the point in the referee even looking at the feed? He will be spending more time trying to understand (and usually failing) what the props are doing.
 
If the law is skewed towards the Scum-half feeding it straight to his hooker's feet, what's the point in the referee even looking at the feed? He will be spending more time trying to understand (and usually failing) what the props are doing.

The refs time would be better spent policing the blatant cheating of the SH than trying to figure out whose elbow hits the grass first.
 
Scrums are viewed as merely a way of tying up numerous players at once, thus allowing space on the pitch to encourage play.

I was told that over a decade ago.
Scrums are the heart of the game - they give the limp-wristed, gay-bar loiterers in the backs a chance to sort their hair and discuss soft furnishings.
 
Do you think Pivac might be under a bit of pressure?


Pivac was also concerned about the scrum interpretations with Wales conceding five penalties and England rewarded for their dominance.

I think he should maybe be concentrating on Wales' win ratio since he took over!
 

Fang_Farrier

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Do you think Pivac might be under a bit of pressure?


Pivac was also concerned about the scrum interpretations with Wales conceding five penalties and England rewarded for their dominance.

I think he should maybe be concentrating on Wales' win ratio since he took over!

From the team that specialised in winning penalties from soft hits a few years ago that's a bit rich!

And they admitted it at the time.
 
Scrums are the heart of the game - they give the limp-wristed, gay-bar loiterers in the backs a chance to sort their hair and discuss soft furnishings.


My bold .. There speaks a true front five forward , who probably considers the flankers & the No 8's to be a bit suspect, says me, a former No 5 player! :)
 

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