- Mar 30, 2010
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Again, you aren't getting my point.
If there is too much pressure coming from the other scrum, then he has to go backwards.
He wasn't driven backwards because he collapsed as soon he thought he was going to be.
It's the equivalent of hugging your opponent in boxing.
The whole point of trying to be dominant in the scrum is to push the other scrum backwards, if they collapse it, then they are illegally stopping you from gaining ground.
Both sides of the scrum are duty-bound to hold up the scrum, even if you are being out muscled.
It is completely illegal to intentionally stop an opposition drive by anything other than driving back.
...you arn't seeing mine either - its not always intentional when a prop collapses,: and even though it may be clear which prop is chiefly reponsible/hinged first, it won't necessarily do the contest much good to use a card. Alexander 'collapsed as soon as he thought he was going to be?'
Intentionally? Hmm, I don't think so - in that scrum it wasn't looking much like a big driver. Sometimes deliberate collapsing happens - but lots of scrums have to be reset because both props hinge - in those cases the ref accepts it's not intentional. Why are situations such as this any different?
I don't deny the binding responsibility to keep the scrum steady... but if it's not happening, I don't agreee the best thing to do is always to card a player