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Five man scrum

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by DSM5, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I noticed last night at about the 60th minute a scrum was put down on our ten metre line.  Archer let the Storm pack without a lock.  He said 'packing without a lock', and let it go.  What's the rule?  I thought that a back had to take the place of any missing forward when a scrum was put down.  Else you could pack just the front row and stack the defensive line.  Is that legal?
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    you can't have more than 7 in the backline, I can only assume that someone was off the field and as they couldnt interchange at the scrum they went into the scrum with 5, the same as happens when someone is in the sinbin.
  3. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,870 /65
    Probably happened when they couldn't get Neilson's finger back in
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,585 /80
    Fro is right, the rule is no more than 7 backs allowed, therefore by default you must have 6 in the scrum when you have a full side on the field.
  5. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    So Melbourne had 12 on the park at the time. 
  6. Berkeley_Eagle

    Berkeley_Eagle Current Status: 24/7 Manly Fan

    +2,125 /14
    the Storm player was told to go to the back for a blood bin I think

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