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Etienne van Dyk

South Africa


Good day,

The new scrum rules are great to prevent injury to the players, the collapsing of the scrum before the ball is put into the scrum is an irritation and it leans towards payer’s misuse of the collapse rule specially when the opposite side has the put in.

Just a suggestion for your consideration and perusal.

The props are putting their feet to far back, either to stop an advancing team or to be ready when power is needed. The latter causes the connecting point to pivot and down she goes etc.

What I suggest is that the props when they bind to put their outside feet directly under or in line with their jip, this will create more suability before and when engaged. The pressure from the flank will ensure a forward direction and not a downward direction as it is currently. 



The moment the ball is put into the scrum the teams will have a steady platform to scrum from and in most instances scrums are moving upwards when power is introduced.


Posted 14 Jun 2016 08.12am

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