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Dimitri Yachvili forgets he's playing rugby, backheels pass for Erik Lund try

You're still reading more into the laws than is there .. there isnt a hidden agenda.. the knock on law and the definition of a kick are not connected and have no relevance to each other .. so chipping forward with heel and not regaining would not satisfy the knock-on definition....definition of knock on "A knock-on occurs when a player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward, or when a player hits the ball forward with the HAND or ARM, or when the ball hits the HAND or ARM and goes forward, and the ball touches the ground or another player before the original player can catch it." If a player does what you describe with their heel it is play on ...I wouldnt worry about the spirit of the laws in this example .. if the IRB didnt want it to happen they would specifically write it into the laws. The example you give of throwing forward and regathering is specifically mentioned ie "player loses possession of the ball and it goes forward"

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Dimitri Yachvili forgets he's playing rugby, backheels pass for Erik Lund try

you say 'clearly you cannot advance the ball with your heel' ..why not? Its not a 'kick' as defined (so you cannot take a free kick/penalty with your heel) but there is nothing saying you cannot use any part of your body in the laws except in the knock on law (law 12) ..therefore if it doesnt say it in the laws it doesnt apply ..thus it could hit the thigh, chest, even head and go forward it would be play on
.. it was still offside though

1 Year, 8 Months ago

Dimitri Yachvili forgets he's playing rugby, backheels pass for Erik Lund try

Dont worry DrG ..you shouldnt be perplexed as it is wrong ..you cant 'knock-on' with your heel

1 Year, 8 Months ago

 
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