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'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Johns (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 08:48


Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 09:00

Breath not held...



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: (JSF) (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 12:58

indeed

Good news that the TMO will be at every game though, should even-out some of the inconsistencies of last year



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 13:14

That being similar to what they said of the DRS in the cricket I refer you to my earlier comment…



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: the gaffa (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 16:11

"Referees will be instructed to ensure the ball does not enter the tunnel unless the scrum is square and stationary, while a straight feed is to be strictly policed" that's the one.

Cockers may be the best placed DOR to coach the strike as it has never happened for a few years. Lets wait an see.(Sm21)

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Tiggs (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 17:36

Well there is his arch enemy too ?



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: the gaffa (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 17:54

Memories of a hooker hanging between two props suspended at 90 deg with a foot hanging out ready to strike.

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Yorkie (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 19:21

Wasn't Steve Diamond at Sale a Hooker too?

In fact, there are more forwards as head coaches/DORs in the Prem than backs aren't there?



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Tiggs (IP Logged)
Date: 12 August, 2013 20:58

Thus the idea that Forwards win matches, backs decide by how much ?



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: davidthesarrie (IP Logged)
Date: 13 August, 2013 11:43

Just popped over for a look at your 'Worst Joke' thread.

Morrison's comment should surely be there!!

Even the best practice video on the rfu site has the ball going in to the second row!

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Not long to go now.....cannot wait!

Enjoy the rest of the summer, see you soon!(Sm150)

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: SimW (IP Logged)
Date: 13 August, 2013 22:26

Quote:
Yorkie
In fact, there are more forwards as head coaches/DORs in the Prem than backs aren't there?

Statistically probable given there are more forwards in each team.

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: harlequinade (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 05:31

Maybe !!
if this precedent is followed up!!
Quote:
Referee Marius van der Westhuizen stole the limelight when he gave Bulls replacement scrumhalf Ruan Snyman a yellow card for a skewed feed at the scrum. The referees had been instructed to clamp down on this facet of play and Snyman was unfortunate to be on the receiving end. Earlier, run-on Bulls halfback Rudy Paige was warned for his put-in and, when Snyman's feed landed under his scrum's feet, he was sent packing with Van der Westhuizen saying he was "making a mockery of the scrum feed." Van der Westhuizen had warned the teams before the match that he would crack down on the scrum feeds, Pienaar said. "That is the instruction the refs got, and it is something we will have to adapt to, and you will have to work out how to get the scrums going so that it works for you," Pienaar said. Human sympathised with Snyman but concurred with Pienaar that teams needed to adapt to the referees' calls. The stricter application of the rule also impacted the Griquas as Human replaced scrumhalf Jacques Coetzee in the 30th minute before he could be sent off for a skewed feed. "This is the rule and we will have to adapt. We can't blame the referee," Human said. "Coetzee was penalised once or twice for his feed and it rattled him and it influenced his game…and he also could have been yellow-carded. "I feel sorry for Ruan, I don't think he was on the field long when he received the yellow card."

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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 09:03

Well I'll be! Well done Mr van der Westhuizen! Ok - I'll hold my breath and see what our lot decide to do!(Sm160)



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: TigerAlex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 11:00

Good grief. How long have we known about the 'new' scrum regulations? And they're still complaining about actually getting done for feeding? 'It rattled him and affected his game.' Really? Just how difficult is it to put the ball in straight? By the sounds of it he was warned enough times, so he can't say it took him by surprise. The referees should be praised, not 'subtly' put under pressure. The fact is that there is no excuse. Teams have known about this for long enough to have prepared. If they haven't bothered because they thought they could continue with the status quo and call the referee's bluff on it, then they have only themselves to blame.

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: SK 88 (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 11:32

Sinbinning for a free kick offence is a bit of a joke though.

Its like being sin binned for not straight at the lineout!

I will not be impressed if any Aviva cowboy tries to sin bin one of our players for "feeding"!

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: KevinR (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 11:42

In the Australia v NZ game, Joubert warned the scrum halves that continued feeding would result in a full penalty. He enforced this a while later. One of the tries resulted from the Aussie hooker failing to strike at all, resulting in a the All Blacks driving over the ball after it had been sitting there for some time!

My impression was that the scrum was much better refereed in the SH than in France this weekend. Feeding, 'hits' and early pushing were still being allowed there on occasions.

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: TigerAlex (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 13:17

Quote:
SK 88
Sinbinning for a free kick offence is a bit of a joke though.
Its like being sin binned for not straight at the lineout!

I will not be impressed if any Aviva cowboy tries to sin bin one of our players for "feeding"!

It's perfectly warranted if despite being warned they continue to do it. It's not the same as not straight at the lineout. When the throw is not straight at the lineout, it tends to be accidental. Do the coaches and scrum-halves really expect us to believe that feeding into the scrum is accidental? Nope, not buying it. It's not difficult to roll the ball down the middle of a stationary scrum. Feeding the scrum is a deliberate act, unlike the vast majority of skew lineout throws, hence the penalty and yellow card sanctions are appropriate if the player continues to infringe.

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Rich W (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 13:29

Quite.



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Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: Fat Boy (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 14:26

Agree with TigerAlex.

I had to chuckle at the binding of the near side tight-head though. If they can now ban the wearing of silly skin tight shirts then perhaps these binding issues can get sorted as well.

Re: 'Days of the crooked feed are well and truly over'
Posted by: jojo (IP Logged)
Date: 19 August, 2013 16:10

Watched Montpelier and Toulon and feeds were crooked but at least not into second row. Still crooked feed and it looked like teams were trying to get a shove on their own feed with the opposition trying to close off the feed channel to make it difficult for the 9 to get it in straight.

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