Uncontested scrums

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by shazbooger, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    Is it true that the French Top14 insist on three front row forwards for each game? I also heard that their rules force the team with the injury to play with 14 men?

    These sound so beautifully simple that I dont understand why other leagues dont do the same, especially the second one. Any ideas?
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  3. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Logorrhea @ Aug 18 2009, 03:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    So if somebody is beast others must follow? :eek: :eek: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:
  4. Woldog

    Woldog Guest

    It's a world rule for Rugby Union, you must have three designated players who train at Prop and Hooker to contest scrums, usually you need one reserve prop too, look at the Barbarians game last year where Dunning and Kepu got injured and they went uncontested.
  5. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Woldog @ Aug 18 2009, 01:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think he meant that you have to have 3 front row forwards on the bench (of 8b players) rather than the usual situation of 1 hooker and one Prop situation. I've heard this too. And there's an easy way of checking. It's called look at the benches from the weekends Top 14 matches.

    I had the plan. Someone else can check. BoombooM!
  6. Playing with 14 men? So you're tellnig me being on the recieving end of a dangeorous tackle is just as bad as making that dangerous tackle?
  7. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Not often though that props are dumped on their heads mind. Unless Wasps are playing of course... Amazing how fragile their squad always gets at the 50 minute mark...
  8. monkeypigeon

    monkeypigeon Guest

    Well, the rules have now been changed to across the WHOLE WIDE WORLD!!!!!

    In all competitions, teams will now be allowed 8 subs, 2 must be props and one must be a hooker.

    If it goes to uncontested scrums, the team with the front row injuries will not be allowed bring on a replacement for the last injured front row player.

  9. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    Was I correctly lead to believe there's a worldwide shortage of front-row players anyway because all the kids now want to be backs? Maybe something like this will be good for inspiring the clubs and unions in developing & promoting the position with youngsters, albeit cause some issues in the short term.
  10. shazbooger

    shazbooger Guest

    And allow specialist scrumagers back onto the bench instead of these "he can play on both sides (badly)" type of props.
  11. feicarsinn

    feicarsinn Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Aug 19 2009, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Solution? Promote childhood obesity.
  12. O'Rothlain

    O'Rothlain Guest

    The IRB has just addressed this issue:
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  13. dundeesmiffy

    dundeesmiffy Guest

    I fully support this.
  14. lol I was a fat kid and I'm a prop now
  15. Blindside6

    Blindside6 Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Teh Mite @ Aug 19 2009, 01:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I think you're right about short term issues. Props are already at a premium, unfortunately this could lead to clubs 'pulling up' props from lower levels just to sit on the bench so that they're not getting match experience.
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