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Unusual move for try.

Post by Old Hob » Sun Nov 28, 2021 9:51 pm

The Bridgend full back pulls off an unusual move. Sensible, I think, as if he'd caught the ball conventionally he would have been tackled.

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by voice of the crumbie » Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:57 am

Now that's what I call using your head :smt003
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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by Robespierre » Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:07 am

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by sam16111986 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:57 am

Used to play with an old scrum half who used to practice that in every warm up. Don't think he ever pulled it off though.

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by jgriffin » Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:33 pm

sam16111986 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:57 am
Used to play with an old scrum half who used to practice that in every warm up. Don't think he ever pulled it off though.
Oddly, I played with a scrummie in Swansea who headed the ball over opposition a couple of times. would not be surprised if it used to happen a lot in lower leagues.
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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by tigerburnie » Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:03 pm

Nope never seen that done on purpose before.
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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:11 pm

surprised you don’t see it more often to be honest
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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by LE18 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:29 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:11 pm
surprised you do see it more often to be honest
How soon before its called a Knock on, or forward pass? :smt017

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by Nofrontteeth » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:41 pm

Contra to Rugby concussion protocol and player welfare, including self harm??
Certainly one for Question of Sport.

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by chris111 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:54 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:11 pm
surprised you do see it more often to be honest
I only saw it once in game - and I was the winger who got beaten by it. I thought he should have got double points for chutzpah…and I recall he bought me a pint as well

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by OakhamTiger32 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:39 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:11 pm
surprised you do see it more often to be honest
Saw Wells do it accidentally a few weeks back but the referee (I forget who) wrongly called it a knock on and didn’t award the try sadly.. completely accidental and not in the same league as the lad in this video but still a header leading to a try (well should have been a try)
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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by Jimmy Skitz » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:45 pm

LE18 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:11 pm
surprised you do see it more often to be honest
How soon before its called a Knock on, or forward pass? :smt017
Is it a knock on if it comes off your torso? To me a knock on has to at least come off the arm anything else should be play on

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by TigerFeetSteve » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:44 pm

Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:45 pm
LE18 wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 8:29 pm
Jimmy Skitz wrote:
Mon Nov 29, 2021 7:11 pm
surprised you do see it more often to be honest
How soon before its called a Knock on, or forward pass? :smt017
Is it a knock on if it comes off your torso? To me a knock on has to at least come off the arm anything else should be play on
Torso has to be a knock on.

As an ex-fullback I unfortunately can remember a few incidents when fielding the highball when I misjudged it and missed the arms and popped forward off the torso, those need to be knock on's.... fortunately for me those instances were rare.....
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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by Grimlish » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:51 pm

Does no-one remember Andy Goode 'fielding' the ball with his ample torso at Welford Road towards the end of his time with us? Entirely intentional and thoroughly enjoyed by all those present, including said Mr Goode, who as I remember it had a huge grin on his face as he did it. Cant specify the match and I dont remember it leading to a try...

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Re: Unusual move for try.

Post by Nofrontteeth » Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:58 pm

Must admit my experience has always been hands/arms knock on. Legs and torso OK, hence ref shouting "Off the Leg".
Everytime you control a bouncing ball with chest and spread arms should you expect a knock on?

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