Hi there. Welcome to Issue 7 of the 15 More Minutes Referee Review.
We have the images of the 2 pages below, but here is the issue 7 PDF 15 More Minutes – Issue 07 Management, In-Goal, 22m Drop if you prefer to save a copy on your computer, or simply have the two pages together for more convenient printing and functioning hyperlinks.
To get you in the In-Goal head space, enjoy these following videos – and imagine why firm & quick decision making is especially important in the in-goal area.
In-Goal: the clear try! The video below contains fabulous fast running and very clear tries from the 2010 season:
Of course, we may be so lucky to have them so clearly made! In our seasons of high school, minis, juniors, senior & representative rugby, there are also great tries! Yet, we must still be ready for the in-goal action of any kind. Such as…
In-Goal: the tough call! Oooh, ball grounded within inches of the touch-in-goal line. Try to call this one without the TV Ref! Celebrate your Assistant Referees!
Lesson to us as Referees & Assistants: don’t stop running or being “on” until that ball is definitely, definitely dead! Doesn’t it just seem that that ball is most likely going into touch-in-goal until that white player with his lightning speed changes everything? Now, here is where Law 22.4(g) Player in touch-in-goal can score a try provided that player is not carrying the ball may apply. So close!
In-Goal: an example of a tackled-near-goal-line-ball-immediately-placed try at timecode 0:32-0:35, linking you to IRB YouTube Channel.
In-Goal: immediately following is grounded-on-the-goal-line try at timecode 0:35-0:38, linking you to IRB YouTube Channel.
In-Goal: not a try! And of course, every good lesson should have the counter example! Below illustrates a few dramatic failed attempts at scoring. Lesson for players here: two hands on the ball, always!