I'm obviously fully against so-called 'cannonballing' and 'stress' holds on the limbs, joints and neck/choking. However I have no problem with legally slowing the ptb down or even the ref allowing 2 - 3 seconds 'lying on'. I don't want to see RL turn into 'touch rugby'!
Seeing as Amateur teams sometimes travel with 11 - 14 guys (the 14th man is alway a ruddy Back!) and aren't all the fittest of people I'd say if Ref didn't allow 1 - 2 players to hold the guy up and the 2nd/3rd guy to wrap the legs up to take them to ground/flipping a player onto their back before the tackle is complete, and even a slight leniency towards 'lying on', I'd say it would really damage low level amateur game. Especially at the pace the game is played at at the height of summer.
Having said that I bloody love the 10m rule. The collision is great fun and it definitely gives the more talented players space for flare. No backwards step toward 5m!
Edited by HappyDave, 05 October 2012 - 09:07 PM.