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Law Discussion: Tries at Craven Week

At the end of Craven Week we received a 'question' from a reader about two tries. Because the reader's assertions are interesting, we discuss them.

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Law discussion: Too much discussion

Are we on the verge of retrogression - or at least to the days before 1892 when deciding a match could take a long time, years in one notorious case?

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Law Discussion: Two tries in Nelspruit

There is always something to discuss after a rugby Test match, especially one as thrilling as the clash between the Springboks and Wales in Nelspruit.

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Law Discussion: That conversion

The Highlanders beat the Lions by one point in Dunedin. rugby365 law guru Paul Dobson looks at the referee's contentious decision.

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Law Discussion: Rebels try no bonus

It sounds a silly question. But is touching your boot to a ball a kick? rugby365 law guru Paul Dobson discusses a contentious Rebels try.

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Law discussion: Two Super incidents

rugby365 law guru Paul Dobson looks at two incidents from Super Rugby in the last two weeks, which caused debate, argument and even acrimony.

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Law discussion: Hogg's cards

Don't ever believe that you have seen it all. the incident involving the upgrading of the sanction on Stuart Hogg of Scotland is possibly unique in the annals of Test rugby.

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Law discussion: If the TMO disagreed

rugby365 law guru Paul Dobson looks at what he feels must be the most bizarre incident since the use of the TMO was introduced.

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Law Discussion: Foot on the line

Twice over the weekend there were incidents which looked similar but had different outcomes. Law guru Paul Dobson looks at them.

Law Discussion: Reinach's try

Cobus Reinach's try at Kings Park was a situation when for many people the decision was right or wrong depending on the team they were supporting.

Two referees and 32 tries

It may not be cause and effect, but it is a fact that in the four Varsity Cup matches on Monday, each refereed by two referees, 32 tries were scored.

How does PSCA work?

rugby365 law guru Paul Dobson takes a look at how the Pitch Side Concussion Assessment works.

Law Discussion: The caught catcher

Why on earth is this in the rugby union law book? Is it there just to ensure that the laws of the game are too complex for even the best human minds?

Law discussion: Grounding the ball

rugby365 law expert Paul Dobson looks at Springbok flank Francois Louw's try against France which should have been awarded but was disallowed by the TMO.

Law discussion: Using the TMO

Last weekend was a ragged one in Test rugby - a plethora of sanctionary cards, ridiculously poor playing surfaces and much time spent waiting for the TMO.

Law Discussion: Obstruction?

England's winning try against Australia at Twickenham has raised much discussion.

Law discussion: In or out at Twickers

Rugby football is a game of consequences. There was an incident at the touchline in Twickenham that had consequences.

Law discussion: Cancelled try

In the Currie Cup Final, Lwazi Mvovo of the Sharks went over for a try. All that Mvovo did was clearly correct but the try was disallowed.