Thursday, 28 March 2019

About the replacement for 7s

Hi Ref,
From Law 3.6
We know the replacement is allowed only when the ball is dead.
There is a variation for WR rugby 7s- running sub. which I understand well.
But is there any variation for 7s that the replacement can be allowed for the team who possesses the ball when a penalty is awarded?
B/R
Bly

Hello Bly

 The 7's law variations do not mention rolling replacements, they only cover how many replacements are allowed.  If there are no variations then we revert to the main laws.  Alternatively competition regulations may be in place to cover this.

RFU regulations on rolling replacements state that they cannot happen at a penalty kick, the purpose of this is to stop the defending team announcing a replacement in order to slow down the attacking team from taking a quick penalty.  Other competition and Union regulations may take precedence on this.

So Bly, the answer to your question is 'maybe'.

Thanks
The Rugby Ref

Monday, 14 January 2019

Laws of the Game 2019

The Laws of the Game 2019 are now available to download from the World Rugby website.


DOWNLOAD HERE

Best post match meal this year.

The changing room this weekend had everything you need apart from some heating, however lovely hot showers made up for that 9/10


The post match meal was delicious.  A home made burger with lettuce, tomato, cheese and a selection of relish, some triple cooked chips, lovely pint of Doombar 10/10


Total score 19/20, well done that club.

Friday, 4 January 2019

Referees changing rooms update

The Rugby Ref visited a few clubs over the holiday period.

This changing room has improved since the last visit.  You used to step out of the shower straight in front of a window, that had a wonderful view of the bar!  This window has now been replaced with a frosted glass version, so the score goes up to 10/10.  Well done.


Unfortunately the post match meal took a nose dive with a dry unappetising stew that The Rugby Ref didn't even eat.


This second changing room had everything you need including a mirror, a drink and a chocolate bar.  Another 10/10 for the festive period.


Once again let down by the meal though.  A very basic overcooked pasta and sauce.


The last club The Rugby Ref visited was on the coldest day of the season so far.  The changing room given to the referee was a disabled toilet/shower.  Nothing wrong with that, apart from the fact that it was filthy dirty with mud all over the floor.  The door didn't close properly and the door handle was missing.  There was no heating whatsoever and after the game there was no hot water.  The Rugby Ref was so cold after the game, that with no heating and no shower he took the very unusual decision not to even stay for the meal, but to just get into his car and drive home with the heater on full blast.  0/10 is being generous.