It happened twice this week - once in the Varsity Cup and once in Super Rugby. The one in Varsity Cup raised eyebrows.
The score is 18-16 to England with five minutes or so left and England are on the attack. A try would make the game safe.
Are prop forwards in the process of committing suicide, of making such a constant mess that they are in danger of being written out of the game?
Commentators tell the world and the world believes. This is a pity when it comes to the laws of rugby for the commentators often get it wrong.
Touchline decisions are often difficult, it is not just the law but the judgement required while a replay is there to show that the assistant referee was wrong.
Not that it's new, but an incident in the match between Bath and Exeter Chiefs aroused interest, because it was surprising.
Tackle is a difficult word in that it can have more than one meaning.
It is common knowledge that rugby nowadays forbids playing a player who is in the air. This led to the IRB (now World Rugby) to amplify the law a bit.
The maul from a line-out was a great South African weapon. They developed it first and used it most profitably. Until November, that is.
There were similar incidents in two of the weekend's Test matches with different outcomes. They were, note, similar but not the same.
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