lineout throw-ins

lineout throw-ins

Post by Sear » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 12:47:35


Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a thrower?
This ruling could then be used to great advantage if you ever had Norm
Hewitt or Anton Oliver on your side.
Canty 56 Taranaki 21 by the way.
Cheers
 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by Don Blac » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
>lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
>switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a thrower?

Any player can be used to throw in. The situation is the same as for a
goal kicker.

This does raise the question as to why the *** is so often expected
to throw in. Surely the best thrower should be used, unless he is
vital to some other aspect of play. It seems that not enough
consideration is given to developing this skill among other team
members. It is said that the thrower is the most important single
player in the lineout, yet the role tends to be automatically
delegated to a player according to the number he wears rather than his
suitability for the job. It is reminiscent of the days when the
fullback was the automatic choice as goal kicker. We still do not seem
to have developed good organizational habits.

Perhaps the job is seen as too tedious and unglamorous for many to put
in the practice required. It is, however, something that could well
tip the selection scales in favour of those that are prepared to put
in the effort. Perhaps an area for consideration.

 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by robg.. » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 04:00:00


   >Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change
   >of lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his
   >throwing-radar switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at
   >will why not a thrower? This ruling could then be used to great
   >advantage if you ever had Norm Hewitt or Anton Oliver on your side.

I think the only time a referee would have a problem with this would be if
it delayed the throw.  In other words, changing their mind about who's to
throw the ball after the lineout is in place.  Referees allow more time for
a penalty or conversion kick than for a throw-in.

But there's no law that says a player who throws the ball in at one formed
lineout for hir team has to continue to be the one who does so for the rest
of the game.

Robert
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lineout throw-ins

Post by Don Blac » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 04:00:00

Quote:

>answer posted only once ;-)

This flooding business from irresponsible individuals is exactly why
we need a moderated Rugby newsgroup :)
 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by Don Blac » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 22:17:07



Quote:
>Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
>lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
>switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a thrower?

Any player can be used to throw in. The situation is the same as for a
goal kicker.

This does raise the question as to why the *** is so often expected
to throw in. Surely the best thrower should be used, unless he is
vital to some other aspect of play. It seems that not enough
consideration is given to developing this skill among other team
members. It is said that the thrower is the most important single
player in the lineout, yet the role tends to be automatically
delegated to a player according to the number he wears rather than his
suitability for the job. It is reminiscent of the days when the
fullback was the automatic choice as goal kicker. We still do not seem
to have developed good organizational habits.

Perhaps the job is seen as too tedious and unglamorous for many to put
in the practice required. It is, surely, something that could well tip
the selection scales in favour of those that are prepared to put in
the effort. Perhaps an area for consideration.

 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by Don Blac » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 22:22:18



Quote:
>Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
>lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
>switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a thrower?

Any player can be used to throw in. The situation is the same as for a
goal kicker.

This does raise the question as to why the *** is so often expected
to throw in. Surely the best thrower should be used, unless he is
vital to some other aspect of play. It seems that not enough
consideration is given to developing this skill among other team
members. It is said that the thrower is the most important single
player in the lineout, yet the role tends to be automatically
delegated to a player according to the number he wears rather than his
suitability for the job. It is reminiscent of the days when the
fullback was the automatic choice as goal kicker. We still do not seem
to have developed good organizational habits.

Perhaps the job is seen as too tedious and unglamorous for many to put
in the practice required. It is, however, something that could well
tip the selection scales in favour of those that are prepared to put
in the effort. Perhaps an area for consideration.

 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by Don Blac » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 22:18:41



Quote:
>Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
>lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
>switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a thrower?

Any player can be used to throw in. The situation is the same as for a
goal kicker.

This does raise the question as to why the *** is so often expected
to throw in. Surely the best thrower should be used, unless he is
vital to some other aspect of play. It seems that not enough
consideration is given to developing this skill among other team
members. It is said that the thrower is the most important single
player in the lineout, yet the role tends to be automatically
delegated to a player according to the number he wears rather than his
suitability for the job. It is reminiscent of the days when the
fullback was the automatic choice as goal kicker. We still do not seem
to have developed good organizational habits.

Perhaps the job is seen as too tedious and unglamorous for many to put
in the practice required. It is, however, something that could well
tip the selection scales in favour of those that are prepared to put
in the effort. Perhaps an area for consideration.

 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by Ian Dale » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 23:39:15

It could also have something to do with the *** quite often being the
shortest :-)


Quote:


> >Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
> >lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
> >switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a
thrower?

> Any player can be used to throw in. The situation is the same as for a
> goal kicker.

> This does raise the question as to why the *** is so often expected
> to throw in. Surely the best thrower should be used, unless he is
> vital to some other aspect of play. It seems that not enough
> consideration is given to developing this skill among other team
> members. It is said that the thrower is the most important single
> player in the lineout, yet the role tends to be automatically
> delegated to a player according to the number he wears rather than his
> suitability for the job. It is reminiscent of the days when the
> fullback was the automatic choice as goal kicker. We still do not seem
> to have developed good organizational habits.

> Perhaps the job is seen as too tedious and unglamorous for many to put
> in the practice required. It is, surely, something that could well tip
> the selection scales in favour of those that are prepared to put in
> the effort. Perhaps an area for consideration.

 
 
 

lineout throw-ins

Post by Ian Dale » Sun, 15 Oct 2000 23:38:25

Is there a rule that it has to be the ***? If there is there hasn't
always been as we quite frequently used to get away with our halfback or 8
throwing in if the *** wasn't quite right. Mind you, I never played in
front of 50,000+ screaming fans that all think they know the rules, so its
never been tested in a game I've played in.

Ian


Quote:
> Is anyone aware of a clause in the rule book which allows a change of
> lineout thrower should the default thrower "not have his throwing-radar
> switched on " ? A kicker can seemingly be changed at will why not a
thrower?
> This ruling could then be used to great advantage if you ever had Norm
> Hewitt or Anton Oliver on your side.
> Canty 56 Taranaki 21 by the way.
> Cheers