Law discussion - changing the score?
After the article on the creation and development of referees, a query arrived about what happened when the score seemed to be change in a Varsity Cup match. We have a look at it.
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There are, believe it or not, good reasons to respect a rugby referee.
Atack and the Whistle
The whistle is still the referee's major piece of equipment, and yet it is one we take for granted, even though it has not always been around.
Law discussion - simultaneously
Just after half-time in the match between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes, Shaun Stevenson of the Chiefs kicks downfield. Jordie Barrett of the Hurricanes catches and returns the kick. Barrett chases his kick. Between his 22 and his 10-metre line, Stephenson attempts to catch Barrett's kick but knocks it backwards. Barrett swiftly gets to the ball and flykicks it downfield. Damien McKenzie, the Chiefs' fullback, joins Barrett in his race for the ball. Barrett flykicks the ball into the Chiefs' in-goal near the corner post. Barrett and McKenzie dive for the ball and slide together into in-goal, Barrett with his right arm attempting to control and ground the ball, McKenzie with his left arm attempting to control and ground the ball.