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Premier 15s to restart on Saturday - Event Date: 06 Oct 2020

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Raider999 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2020 at 21:25
Originally posted by Sail By Sail By wrote:

Nothing to do with money at all....not sure where you got that from.

But carry on? Yes for me with all of the restrictions in place that can be until the vaccine opens up the elderly. 

The 21st September press conference chart showing a possible scenario of United Kingdom COVID-19 positives doubling every 7 days under a no intervention situation.

12,872 positives reported today (11 Oct), 68% lower than the 40.8k scenario daily total that was expected. This is most probably due to the local lock down measures in place.



At the moment, it would be very difficult for any northern sides to be involved below Premiership level.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sail By Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 08:49
I agree that at the moment it would be difficult, however I am hoping that we get the game back in January. Some people may think that I am deluded but we have to get on with life as safely as we can.

This is a game for the young watched by us oldies.
This pandemic will be the catalyst for change in life not only rugby.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Robb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 09:01
Originally posted by Sail By Sail By wrote:

I agree that at the moment it would be difficult, however I am hoping that we get the game back in January. Some people may think that I am deluded but we have to get on with life as safely as we can.

This is a game for the young watched by us oldies.
This pandemic will be the catalyst for change in life not only rugby.

Agreed, lets just get on with it. People can decide for themselves whether they want to take the risk or not.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote workerbee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 10:39
Unfortunately young people live with older people , and they look after their elderly parents that is how it spreads to the elderly and most at risk. So long as all the young do not live at home it is not a problem to self isolate. 
Whether it is up to the elderly to decide does not take into account who runs clubs, In the "amateur days" the bar and events were run by the players , not any more. How do you effective manage a club when all the committee are self isolating.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 11:08
Getting back on topic, has anyone seen the rugby and got any views on the law changes?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 11:13
Replying to my own question - the Gloucester game sis here

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jimbojetset Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 Oct 2020 at 11:33
Originally posted by Camquin Camquin wrote:

Getting back on topic, has anyone seen the rugby and got any views on the law changes?

We had Sale Sharks Women vs Loughborough Lighting at Heywood Road on Saturday. As a match day ground safety person I was lucky enough to be able to watch. It was an enjoyable game to watch and the law changes certainly made the game quicker. 

However, I'm a firm believer that Rugby should be a game for everyone of every shape and size. Doing away with the scrum longterm means we might as well lose two people on the pitch and call it rugby league. 


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jimbo-how fewer scrums were there if the only change related to awarding a scrum is a free kick for a forward pass? Knock ons, turnover mauls, accidental offside still all result in scrums. If these slightly adapted laws allow full tackling, rucks, mauls ie something much more than touch rugby then i am all for them until a full return is possible
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Originally posted by marigold marigold wrote:

jimbo-how fewer scrums were there if the only change related to awarding a scrum is a free kick for a forward pass? Knock ons, turnover mauls, accidental offside still all result in scrums. If these slightly adapted laws allow full tackling, rucks, mauls ie something much more than touch rugby then i am all for them until a full return is possible

There's a couple of variations that I didn't dive into and to be honest it was a learning curve for everyone. However, they did do free kicks for knock ons, accidental offsides (didn't see any turnover mauls) I think there were 2 or 3 scrums. One from a KO that went straight out. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Camquin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2020 at 15:54
I watched the Wasps Quins match and while there were fewer scrums, it was still definitely Union.
There were rucks, mauls and line-outs and about 5 scrums.

But as knock ons led to a free kick not a scrum - there was more running and the ball was in play most of the time.

The Quins forwards beat the Wasps backs - they did not give the fast Wasps back three a chance to run. Quins scored one try from a 20 m driving maul.

Certainly better than no rugby and for a fan of  the front row - better than league.
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