Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by St Helens RLFC, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. Do you guys have something called "the momentum rule" when it comes to officials adjudging forward passes?
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  3. dobrien7

    dobrien7 Guest

    Yep, technically momentum should be allowed for in the referees interpretation of a pass... it is when the hands propel the ball forward that it should be called. That's why sometimes a floated pass can drift forward due to momentum and not be called. Is exagerated when passer gets tackled and ceases moving, makes pass look "obviously" forward, when in fact is not.

    But this interpretation is different from referee to referee, just like tackle ball situation etc...
  4. Elethor

    Elethor Guest

    Apparently where i play we do, either that or our referees are too lax.
  5. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    check youtube for this ARU video on this "inertia" or ":momentum" of the ball that travels forward when its thrown backward.
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