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I haven't heard the analysis myself but someone on Second Captains mentioned that there was a detailed analysis on the42 about how the need to tackle lower to avoid penalties etc has led to an increase in the number of offloads and that Ireland haven't moved with the times.

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Thanks, will have a read during the time I'd allocated for the cancelled games :lol:

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On Monday's OTB they mentioned that Van Graan had picked 6 forwards on the bench last weekend and he said that that's the way the game is going now. Obviously South Africa did it too.

I'm not saying Leinster should do it, but we certainly have the players to give it a go. Imagine adding Baird to whatever forwards we have benching this weekend, there'd be some impact there.

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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:On Monday's OTB they mentioned that Van Graan had picked 6 forwards on the bench last weekend and he said that that's the way the game is going now. Obviously South Africa did it too.

I'm not saying Leinster should do it, but we certainly have the players to give it a go. Imagine adding Baird to whatever forwards we have benching this weekend, there'd be some impact there.

It's almost a new pack which imo is ridiculous but those are the rules. If you have the quality to take advantage then might as well.

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dropkick wrote:
LeRouxIsPHat wrote:On Monday's OTB they mentioned that Van Graan had picked 6 forwards on the bench last weekend and he said that that's the way the game is going now. Obviously South Africa did it too.

I'm not saying Leinster should do it, but we certainly have the players to give it a go. Imagine adding Baird to whatever forwards we have benching this weekend, there'd be some impact there.

It's almost a new pack which imo is ridiculous but those are the rules. If you have the quality to take advantage then might as well.
Suggested it elsewhere but when Leinster are away to Cheetahs and playing at altitude that a 6/2 bench is definitely the way to go.
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If it becomes the norm I can see utility backs becoming very valuable. You need to cover every back position with just two guys. Off the top of my head, Cooney and Ringrose would be a good pairing for such a scenario.

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It needs a lot of versatility. A backrow who can cover lock and and some one doubling up as a halfback. And still having cover across the backline.

And having 80 minute locks and halfbacks.

But then yes, you can swap in a full front row and back row during a game.

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It looked fine when they had Bleyandaal on the bench and JJ got injured. It would have been awkward for a back 3 player or outside centre.

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ronk wrote:It needs a lot of versatility. A backrow who can cover lock and and some one doubling up as a halfback. And still having cover across the backline.

And having 80 minute locks and halfbacks.
I would say the reasons for doing it would be the exact opposite of that tbh.

You could have one proper second row, one hybrid (Tadhg Beirne, Baird) who you would put in the second or back row depending on how the game is going, and then maybe a 7 or a Deegan type for the last forwards bench spot.

In Leinster's case if we had Larmour at fullback then we could have a bench with a scrumhalf and Frawley and then every position is covered.

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Toulouse going with a 6-2 split tonight as well.

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Another one I noticed recently is that refs seem to have given up on enforcing the "use it" rule. There have been loads of games where they say it and then just stand there for ages as the scrumhalf waits to organise things.

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It's five seconds after though isn't it? I often notice that and then decide to count and it's never over five when I do.
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I think so but I definitely think there's been a change very recently. I reckon the refs were told to be hot on it for the World Cup but don't really care now.

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fourthirtythree wrote:It's five seconds after though isn't it? I often notice that and then decide to count and it's never over five when I do.
I've noticed my own internal count getting to 7-8-9 in recent matches. Very rarely did before this season. I'm possibly just getting better at counting though.
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LeRouxIsPHat wrote:Another one I noticed recently is that refs seem to have given up on enforcing the "use it" rule. There have been loads of games where they say it and then just stand there for ages as the scrumhalf waits to organise things.
That one is a pity

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What happened to the Law about Catching the ball from a kick and being immediately tackled (i.e not having the opportunity to play the ball). t happened RK on Saturday and he looked bemused when Ref gave scrum to Lyon.

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Ruckedtobits wrote:What happened to the Law about Catching the ball from a kick and being immediately tackled (i.e not having the opportunity to play the ball). t happened RK on Saturday and he looked bemused when Ref gave scrum to Lyon.
I noticed that in another game this season (can't remember what game). I thought it was quite a fair rule, and would be surprised if they changed it.
Could it be refs making mistakes?

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Rugby, as far as I am aware, is the only sport that is defined, almost, by the fact that the ball must be passed backwards.
The abuse of this definition is ruining the game.
The trend to redefining the forward pass has gone well beyond what is acceptable.
Before long it'll be "well if there was no intention to make a forward" then that's fine.
All in the name of entertainment.
Well it isn't entertaining.
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Laighin Break wrote:
Ruckedtobits wrote:What happened to the Law about Catching the ball from a kick and being immediately tackled (i.e not having the opportunity to play the ball). t happened RK on Saturday and he looked bemused when Ref gave scrum to Lyon.
I noticed that in another game this season (can't remember what game). I thought it was quite a fair rule, and would be surprised if they changed it.
Could it be refs making mistakes?
I noticed that on Sat as well and thought the ref got it wrong.

I think what he might've said was that there was a second or two between when RK caught the ball and when he was caught so it wasn't directly from a catch?

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