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Everybody read this: About forward passes


Written by Rob Otto (robdylan)

Posted in :Uncategorized on 1 Jul 2008 at 11:10
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Here’s an absolutely STUNNING piece explaining the forward pass.

It’s on Rugby365 and I think that you should go there to read it. Click here. Simply put, it’s just too good to repost here, thus robbing them of a hit. You see, I do have a conscience.

Basically, the upshot is this… look at where the recipient of the pass is realtive to the passer at the exact moment the ball leaves the passers hands. Anything else is bound be inaccurate, unless you’re completely stationary relative to both the passer and the receiver. This is, of course, impossible unless both are moving at exactly the same speed. I guess it means only props are exmept from throwing forward passes…



20 Comments

  • actually, it’s not sufficient to check where the intended recipient of the pass is at the moment the pass is made… players can still throw the ball forward and count on the recipient making up the intervening ground in the meantime. You actually need to look at the direction in which the ball is thrown by the player…

    In fact, the laws of physics mean that you can’t accurately determine if a pass is forward unless everybody is stationary. Bloody einstein and his theory of relativity.

  • Comment 1, posted at 01.07.08 11:14:44 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : Rob, hell we like to complicate things… this is more like a lecture on physics and dynamics KISS principle works “look at the direction in which the ball is thrown by the player to his intended recipient” Worked for 30 years for me.

  • Comment 2, posted at 01.07.08 11:41:21 by Ragged Reply

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  • @Ragged (Comment 2) : intellectual [email protected]? Hell yeah… problem is, when you start asking people OTHER than the ref to adjudicate forward passes, it becomes relevant…

  • Comment 3, posted at 01.07.08 11:44:37 by robdylan Reply
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  • E = Party :mrgreen:

  • Comment 4, posted at 01.07.08 11:44:56 by PJLD Reply
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  • Not that i would know :neutral:

  • Comment 5, posted at 01.07.08 11:45:16 by PJLD Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    I agree that you can still pass the ball forward and the receiver can make up the ground from behind you and catch the ball, so that is the only flaw in looking at the position of the receiver relative to the passer to rule on forward passes.

    I think it’s better to look at the direction of the ball as it leaves the hands of the passer like Ragged said.

  • Comment 6, posted at 01.07.08 11:47:37 by walter van transvaal.co.za Reply

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  • @walter van transvaal.co.za (Comment 6) : yeah, but if he is stopped suddenly, or knocked back, the ball will leave his hands moving forward even if he passes it backwards. Nicht wahr?

  • Comment 7, posted at 01.07.08 11:55:08 by robdylan Reply
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  • Now I am so tired after that lecture… :roll: But try and explain that to the Bulls… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 01.07.08 12:07:02 by Charlie Reply

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  • Simple science. :wink:

  • Comment 9, posted at 01.07.08 12:11:27 by ra-cheltjie de' be-er Reply

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  • Case Rijsdijk taught science and he writes the dam astronomy column in the Weekend Argus, WTF does he know….he strikes me as being more in tune with the psychedelic properties of mushrooms than passing a rugby ball

  • Comment 10, posted at 01.07.08 12:22:42 by Sauce Reply
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  • @Sauce (Comment 10) : he’s Dutch, yes? Crazsy guysh

  • Comment 11, posted at 01.07.08 12:29:59 by robdylan Reply
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  • Nah he’s a saffa, he used to teach at Bishops if i am not mistaken.

  • Comment 12, posted at 01.07.08 12:32:25 by Sauce Reply
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  • :idea: It has got to do with the oval shape of a rugby ball… :mrgreen:

  • Comment 13, posted at 01.07.08 12:32:36 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Sauce (Comment 10) :

    hehehe

    Unlike you Sauce

    Who is quite “knowlegable” in both!

  • Comment 14, posted at 01.07.08 12:40:37 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • @Oranje Orakel (Comment 14) : WTF is bloody Naka playing at, sending JLP to Welkom?

  • Comment 15, posted at 01.07.08 12:48:18 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 15) :

    Nothing really- Cheetahs- is giving all the okes that is not in the match 22 – some game time

    The GriFFons are benefiTTing, so do the players!

  • Comment 16, posted at 01.07.08 12:50:53 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • We are doing our “development job” quite well, sure some people in DeBBen has noticed that!

    :grin:

  • Comment 17, posted at 01.07.08 12:51:54 by Oranje Orakel Reply

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  • @Oranje Orakel (Comment 17) : it messes with the Fantasy League! Please tell him to stop doing it ;)

  • Comment 18, posted at 01.07.08 13:19:04 by robdylan Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 4) : @Sauce (Comment 10) : Mmmmnnnnn????? :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 01.07.08 15:30:01 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @PJLD (Comment 4) : @Sauce (Comment 10) : Mmmmnnnnn????? :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 01.07.08 15:30:02 by Pokkel Reply
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