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Friday, November 16, 2007

Know The Game - Smart thinking from the 22 kick off

In the first of our 'Know The Game' videos, we feature this piece of smart thinking by Bobby Joubert of the Griquas which resulted in a try against the Sharks in this years Currie Cup match in Kimberley.

From the 22 kickoff the ball heads out on the full. Joubert who catches it has one foot out when he does so. This means that the ball is ruled as going straight out of bounds.

Since it was a dropout, it's the same as kicking out on the full in normal play outside your 22. Therefore, the lineout is upfield from where it was dropped out.

Wide awake Joubert goes out of bounds to run up to where the lineout is to take place, throws in the quick-lineout and through some quality ball exchanges, it's trytime against the bemused Sharks.

Wonderful knowledge of the laws results in a try. Great to see players rewarded for smart rugby and a lesson to all - know the game and you will have that extra edge over your opponent.



  • good refereeing!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 16, 2007 6:57 pm  

  • sorry for my ignorance. But why is the currie cup always played in a grass that it isn't green? is it grass?

    By Anonymous wolves, at November 17, 2007 12:16 am  

  • Wolves: Lack of water. lots of sun.means dust and burnt grass.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 17, 2007 12:32 am  

  • South Africa is a hot country and very dry in some parts, particularly Kimberley where that game was played.

    You'll find that all the bigger stadiums have perfectly manicured GREEN grass though.

    Most club rugby is played on fields like what you see in this clip, which probably contributes to the fact that Afrikaaners are tough as nails.

    By Anonymous GMC, at November 17, 2007 4:04 pm  

  • Well done to Joubert, that was absolutely great, one reason why rugby is such a great game.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 17, 2007 7:45 pm  

  • I like the way he ran in field from the drop and made out he was playing and then ran out again confusing them before a quich line out. That's not just knowing the rules but working a bit of magic with them. I had to watch it twice just to catch up. sweet

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 17, 2007 8:27 pm  

  • I did this 3 weeks ago (not from a 22 but from a normal kick) and they gave the lineout to the other team and they scored from it. i knew i was right!

    By Anonymous Sean, at November 18, 2007 4:32 pm  

  • So regardless of where a kick is heading, if you catch it without letting it bounce and you have one foot in touch when you do so, it will get called out on the full?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 19, 2007 4:15 am  

  • That's right, but only if it's kicked from outside the 22, or from a 22 drop-out as shown in the video above.

    By Anonymous GMC, at November 19, 2007 7:38 am  

  • it's nice that the touch judge has his flag up, good way to show the attacker that a quick line-out is possible ......
    (didn't know that you can't kick out on the full from a 22m kick off though)

    By Anonymous Jeroz, at November 19, 2007 8:32 am  

  • GMC,

    The inside / outside the 22 is irrelevant in terms of WHO gets possession.

    The overriding principle is that if a player in touch plays (i.e., catches) the ball, the referee must then revert to the prior player of the ball.

    Since the receiver is in touch when he played it, the kicker is deemed to have kicked it into touch. So even with a bouncing ball, or on the full, the kicker is deemed to have last played it in the field, thus lineout to receiving team.

    The nuances here lie in that on midfield and 22m dropouts, a kick into touch on the full means no gain in ground on the kick.

    The receiving team has the choice of:
    re-kick (only on 50m restart)
    lineout from point of kick
    (including quick lineout)

    If the ball dribbles out:
    lineout where ball landed

    On midfield restarts, if ball did not go 10m, before going into touch, then you also have choice of scrum center, or re-kick.

    Additionally, if a 22m dropout or 50m restart go into in-goal, the receiving team can immediately ground it and you get the scrum / re-kick choices (as applicable) once again. If the receiver grounds it immediately (i.e. no attempt to play it), the ball doesn't have to go over the dead ball line or touch-in-goal.

    Crazy to think that if a 22m dropout rolls all the way into the in-goal, that the scrum would be 72m back upfield!

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at November 21, 2007 8:17 pm  

  • Sevens Variations:
    any 50m restart violation is a free kick centre to the receiving team. Receiving team does not get the choices of scrum, lineout, re-kick, or quick lineout

    22m dropout violations are unchanged from 15s.

    By Anonymous Cheyanquí, at November 21, 2007 8:19 pm  

  • when i went to south africa on a tour recently, the locals told us the yellow grass was because of the frost at night. certainly, when we played on it, though yellow, the grass had the feel texture of healthy grass.

    By Anonymous beags, at December 10, 2007 2:40 am  

  • Quick thinking! :) I might have to try that sometime! Played.

    By Anonymous joeyall, at December 23, 2007 12:21 pm  

  • yea great example of not knowing your game...the quick line-out video!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 03, 2008 12:32 am  

  • I dont think this would work is USA collegiate rugby cause our refs suck... At least here in the EPRU and MARFU they do.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 03, 2008 6:08 am  

  • any chance of getting this video back? I didn't get to watch it as it has apparently been removed...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at August 11, 2009 2:54 am  

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