Archive For The “Rules & Regulations” Category

Collapsed Scrums – The Logical Call Tom Jones RDM NACRA

By | November 29, 2011

If you are a referee and you believe that with superior game management, and complete knowledge of scrummaging, you will always be able to prevent collapsed scrums or, if not, you will be able to identify the player(s) responsible for a collapse, put this article down and find something else to read!  Give up refereeing […]

Read more »

Counter Rucking

By | August 31, 2011

Based on the decisions being made by all referees at all levels there seems to be emerging a genuine to desire to allow the ball to be contested at the post tackle. For teams who are playing to a prescribed pattern based on the assumption that the number of attacking players needed in support are […]

Read more »

Pushing the Envelope at Line-out

By | August 31, 2011

Before we start realize the position I take re Law is that it is the responsibility of coaches and players to exploit the Laws to gain a competitive advantage. This doesn’t mean deliberately breaking the Law but it does mean exploiting them . It is in this way that the game of rugby has evolved […]

Read more »