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Thursday, 3 January 2013
My name is Stephan and I am a referee in the Netherlands.I have a question concerning law 22.7 and 22.11.If a ball was kicked into the opponents' in goal and a defender then kicks the ball over the dead ball line what is the result? A scrum for the attacking team or a 22 mgr drop out for the defending team?Thanks,Stephan Glaser
When the ball goes into in-goal and is made dead, it doesn't matter who makes it dead. What matters is who put the ball into in-goal in the first place.
- If the attackers put the ball into in-goal and it is subsequently made dead, we have a 22 drop out.
- If the defenders put the ball into in-goal and it is subsequently made dead, we have a 5m attacking scrum.
Thanks for the question.
The Rugby Ref.