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Southern Inland Rugby 2022

Seagull Butler

Chris McKivat (8)
GLD is a total change!! I would imagine defenders need to be back 10m (GMG doesn't clarify that). I would expect the likely outcome from a GLD that goes out on the full will be a quick lineout by the attacking team, but agree the GMG needs to clarify (or direct users to the LOTG) what happens here. I would expect the laws to be the same as any other incorrect re-start though :cool:
Sanction line for a Goal Line drop out is the 5 metre line. Shown in the picture accompanying Law 12.
 

Folkus

Bob McCowan (2)
The Flying Wedge has been illegal for yonks.

I like the pre-latch having the get out of there. Either be effective or let someone else have a dig.

I feel like the 50-22 is similar to the "out on full from 22m" of years gone by? ie Can't pass back inside and kick, unless there is a ruck formed?

GLD is a total change!! I would imagine defenders need to be back 10m (GMG doesn't clarify that). I would expect the likely outcome from a GLD that goes out on the full will be a quick lineout by the attacking team, but agree the GMG needs to clarify (or direct users to the LOTG) what happens here. I would expect the laws to be the same as any other incorrect re-start though

Good to see the SIRRA boss getting around City & Tahs training on tuesday night. I believe other refs having been getting to other clubs as well? It was a good and very worthwhile chat and he advises referee ranks have increased which is great news for the zone . The less reliance of CTA's the better I feel.

Smart teams will take advantage of the 50/22 law change to put real pressure on . I am not so sure about the goal line drop out . I feel it lets teams under the pump off the hook and denies attacking teams the chance for a set piece play. But people smarter than me have made that rule !

Roll on next weekend . Roll on actually being able to train on our ground !!
I'm new to the Zone and hoping to Ref some matches this season

Ref's President is killing it at the moment and looks like all 1st Round matches will have a Referee appointed which means no Clubs To Appoint (CTA's). I'm told its a lot Different to last year when Referee numbers were very ordinary

Well done TP
 

yourmatesam

Desmond Connor (43)
I'm new to the Zone and hoping to Ref some matches this season

Ref's President is killing it at the moment and looks like all 1st Round matches will have a Referee appointed which means no Clubs To Appoint (CTA's). I'm told its a lot Different to last year when Referee numbers were very ordinary

Well done TP
Welcome to the fold @Folkus and great work putting your hand up to ref. I’m also hearing good things out of SIRRA in preparation for the season which is fantastic for all levels of the game!
 

Folkus

Bob McCowan (2)
All 15 Matches covered for Referees with 3 or 4 Unavailable - How Good is that to start the Season

ROUND 1- Apr 21st Grade2nd GradeWomens3rd Grade
Griffith v AlburyW StrongJ GogartyR Snyman
CSU v LeetonM McTaggartW GaiterM WakelingA Hannaford ( CSU v Tahs)
Tumut v WaratahsM DwyerW ReynoldsM Gorman
Wagga City v Wagga AgH HicksR EldershawT PietschT Pietsch
Deniliquin v HayB Gillies
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
The 50 - 22 rule and the Goal Line Dropout aren’t new new rules. They’re new to our game. Those rules are copied from League. I’m all for making Rugby Union safer & more entertaining but given the number of rules we already have does our game need the introduction of a number of new rules?
 

Reasoning

Allen Oxlade (6)
Any Law that eliminates more scrums from the game I'm all for.Some interesting names appearing on the Referee Appointments and some regular names not listed. Looks like a changing of the Guards.
The rumour mill has City and Griffith as the major contenders this year
 

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
The withdrawl of Deniliquin Drovers from the 2's comp and the withdrawl of Tumut Womens from the X's comp was sad news over the weekend and also slightly concerning. From a personal view I've always enjoyed the trip to Deni and admire the way they've stuck at it in a town very dominated by Aussie Rules. I can only hope that it is a recess and we will see them back bigger and better in 2023.

Like wise for the Tumut girls. I suspect a finite sport playing population is the biggest issue. I'd also note that Tumut League has managed to get a league tag side together and wonder if this has been at the expense of the Bullettes ?

I'd also be hoping that the 4th Wagga club can scrape together the numbers for a 3's team by end of play today. Whilst a 5 team comp isnt great , its certainly better than a 4 team one. A healthy 3's comp indicates that Rugby is healthy in the zone - and we need that more than club rivalries.
 

Maulalltheway

Jimmy Flynn (14)
SIRU tipping comp will be operated again this season. An email will come out from sirutipping@gmail.com on a tuesday for the following weeks tips and with the results from the previous week. If you don't send your tips you get the away games. We will be tipping SIRU first grade and SIRU women's with a bonus match each week from Super Rugby Pacific, Super W or the John I Dent Cup. This bonus game will be worth 2 points.

I'll post my tips here for transparency weekly.

$20 is the entry fee with the winner to take all.

if you want to be added to the emails and join please send an email through.

Cheers
Mauler
 
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yourmatesam

Desmond Connor (43)
SIRU tipping comp will be operated again this season. An email will come out from sirutipping@gmail.com on a tuesday for the following weeks tips and with the results from the previous week. If you don't send your tips you get the away games. We will be tipping SIRU first grade and SIRU women's with a bonus match each week from Super Rugby Pacific, Super W or the John I Dent Cup. This bonus game will be worth 2 points.

I'll post my tips here for transparency weekly.

$20 is the entry fee with the winner to take all.

if you want to be added to the emails and join please send an email through.

Cheers
Mauler
I’m in please mate :)
 

Folkus

Bob McCowan (2)
Not good news for Deniliquin (2nd Grade) and Tumut (Women's).
It does look a bit odd with two 1st Grade teams having a Bye each Saturday and now three Women's Teams have a Bye each Saturday with Tumut's withdrawal
Helps with Referee appointments at least
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
Folkus, the distorted nature of the draw (especially 1st grade) evolved last year to accommodate the inclusion of Deniliquin and Hay clubs (men’s 2nd grade & Hay women’s). Instead of developing the draw from the men’s 1st grade down the draw has been done from the 2nd grade up. Now Deniliquin have withdrawn as have Hay girls. 3 Womens team byes & 2 1st grade byes every Saturday? Isn’t this ridiculous? Isn’t it time to revisit the draw before the season gets too far underway.
 
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Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
I'm sorry but this is a subject that is not going to be worth arguing about. Hay need to play rugby , Deni needed to play rugby(non issue now) . How do you make it work otherwise ? Its not perfect , it annoys me too but its what we have so we need to work with it !
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
2 1st teams & 3 women’s teams sitting around doing nothing each round. The clubs involved have teams. There are teams available to play against. ???
 

Reasoning

Allen Oxlade (6)
Folkus, the distorted nature of the draw (especially 1st grade) evolved last year to accommodate the inclusion of Deniliquin and Hay clubs (men’s 2nd grade & Hay women’s). Instead of developing the draw from the men’s 1st grade down the draw has been done from the 2nd grade up. Now Deniliquin have withdrawn as have Hay girls. 3 Womens team byes & 2 1st grade byes every Saturday? Isn’t this ridiculous? Isn’t it time to revisit the draw before the season gets too far underway.

Agree- 1st Grade should be the priority and work your way down - the only 2 options for Hay and Deni are they play in the 1st and 2nd Grade Comp and split Home games but that won't happen due to their dislike of each other.The second option is that they play in 3rd Grade - which then leaves the 1st, 2nd & Women's Comp intact and not having a ridiculous number of Byes.The Comp is locked in now for 2022 so lets just make the most of it
 

Bubba

Fred Wood (13)
My tips for the week ?

1sts
Tumut V tahs - it may be the kiss of death but i reckon they love a good tahs ambush at Jarrah.
Griffith v Albury - I think Albury may be in for a torrid day but to be fair Griffith often take a bit to get going . Comfortable win for the Blacks
CSU v Leeton - this is pot luck as i dont know much about either. Reddies because its a home game
City v WAC - Aggies have a bit more on deck this year so wont be the blow outs seen last year

Womens X
Griffith
CSU
City
 

paul bristow

Billy Sheehan (19)
Went to Blacks v Steamers yesterday. 20 - 16 full time. Disallowed try just before final whistle to Steamers. Was definitely a try. Scored just in front of me. Ref ( who had a really good game) was unsighted. Lines person made the call. No offence meant to the young girl who was the lines person (looked to be a young lady in her mid teens who some people suggested had come along with the ref). Surely a young person like that shouldn’t be put in a position like that. A large no. of the Steamers players knew it was a try and remonstrated with the ref. Surely home clubs can get some players, ex players to do a course and be properly attired lines people for home games. Should be mandatory. Games shouldn’t be allowed to go ahead without them being provided. Long trip home for Steamers.
 
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