Author Topic: Crouch / Bind / Set  (Read 510 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Red Horseman

  • Legend of the Game
  • A little respect please...
  • *****
  • Posts: 4332
  • Aquila non capit moscas.
    • View Profile
Crouch / Bind / Set
« on: September 03, 2018, 04:12:27 PM »
One club has a scrum that likes to "set" low, the other likes to "set" higher.

Neither wants to compromise their preferred system.

What happens?
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRINK CHEAP WHISKY.

Offline Sail By

  • The lord of the Manor...
  • *****
  • Posts: 1047
    • View Profile
Re: Crouch / Bind / Set
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2018, 04:53:46 PM »
Depends on the legality of the body position of the lower set team. If ok them free kick against higher set for not engaging.

This is a common occurrence when big guys who have no technique take on small props.
Ask Thwaitey from Ribb!!

Offline Red Horseman

  • Legend of the Game
  • A little respect please...
  • *****
  • Posts: 4332
  • Aquila non capit moscas.
    • View Profile
Re: Crouch / Bind / Set
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2018, 06:11:52 PM »
That's my view. Just curious how our refs would respond to "Why do we have to go so low/high, ref?"
LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRINK CHEAP WHISKY.

Offline porkies

  • Paternal Voice of the Silent Majority
  • ****
  • Posts: 893
    • View Profile
Re: Crouch / Bind / Set
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2018, 07:48:40 PM »
As a former small tight head I always thought you could go as low as you liked as long you maintained your height above hip level; does this rule still apply ?

Offline But_Sir

  • Finding my feet
  • Posts: 1
    • View Profile
Re: Crouch / Bind / Set
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2018, 05:42:17 PM »
In a perfect world a referee would be looking for the teams to crouch together; however, this is usually not the case.

I think the questions that need asking are; why would a team look to set lower or higher? What does a team gain from setting higher or lower? Is there an advantage in crouching first or in some cases setting up in a partially crouched position?


Offline avinastella

  • A little respect please...
  • ******
  • Posts: 2602
    • View Profile
Re: Crouch / Bind / Set
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2018, 07:37:09 PM »
In a perfect world a referee would be looking for the teams to crouch together; however, this is usually not the case.

I think the questions that need asking are; why would a team look to set lower or higher? What does a team gain from setting higher or lower? Is there an advantage in crouching first or in some cases setting up in a partially crouched position?
The dark arts of the front row union.  ;)
"Bother!" said Pooh, as he found his smack had talc in it.