Category: lawquestions

Law Question: Hand-Offs in Age Grade Rugby

Question: What is the RFU stance on hand-offs in the age grade game above U12 (at or below which it is not permitted as per regulation) or U13 (Appendix 7 to the Regulation clearly states below the armpits)? I often hear both coaches and…

Law Question: Defending player in “three point stance” rather than just on their two feet

Question: Is a player offside if, although his feet are on side, he has a hand in contact with the ground ahead of the offside line? Society response: Law 15.4 Each team has an offside line that runs parallel to the goal line through…

Law Question: Offside Line (2) – Kick Chase from in-goal

Question: When a team are trying to get out of their 22, say on a defensive 5m scrum, and put their kicker deep in the in-goal area to clear, do his/her teammates need to be behind him/her to be onside to chase the kick…

Law Question: Offside Line – Defending Scrum Half

Question: 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 if they go the opposite…