Category: lawquestions

Law Questions (2) – August 2019

Game scenario and member’s question/request for guidance:- Can you push a ball carrier into touch? I have recently seen a senior referee allow it, and also have read an assessor’s report say it’s forbidden.  Thoughts? Society response: Law 9.11           Players must not do anything…

Law Questions – August 2019

Offside question 1, defending scrum half: I’m after some clarification on where the opposition scrum half can go at the scrum if they’re not following the ball round. It’s something I’ve never pinned down. Do they have to stay on the eight’s back foot…

Law Question: Attacking maul after line out

Question: Line out won by attacking team and defending team engage therefore making a maul. Maul travels through the line of touch. If the maul is moving forward, at what point does the ball need to be at the hind most player? Society Response:…

Law Question: Empathy when dealing with off the ball incidents

Question: Do you referee to the law or use empathy? This actually happened. During the first 10 minutes of a local derby at level 8 league standard, you are alerted to an incident behind you. As you turn you clearly see the green captain…

Law Question: Defending team cross dead ball line attempting to run the ball out of in-goal (kicked in by attacker)

Question: Attacking team kick a grubber into the defending teams in-goal area from just outside the 22. Defending team gather the ball and choose not to ground it but choose to run it from in-goal. In the process of running in a large loop…