FIFA can have a good idea

During the 2014 FIFA World cup we saw the introduction of a white vanishing spray being used by referees to mark where a free kick should be taken.

With rugby referees constantly turning a blind eye to crooked feeds perhaps it is time that they used the same spray to set the scrum. A small line could be drawn as the centre spot with hookers heads positioned over the mark before and when the ball is put in. The mark would also be the line on which the scrum-half must put the ball in. Perhaps this might end the ridiculous feeding by scrum-halves . If referees penalize crooked feeds the No. 9’s would soon learn.

The hookers would then have to hook the ball,which is why they are called “hookers!” Without this basic skill the role of a hooker becomes redundant,as their only designated role would be to throw the ball in at a line-out – which can be done by any player prepared to learn the skill.

Mike Miles

http://www.scrumdown.org.uk

Advertisements

One thought on “FIFA can have a good idea

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s