I'm certain. I was that dummy half - Ossett 0 Thornhill 43 Crown Flatt 1962 - I didn't know the rule myself. Ten yards from the line, I as at dummy half and I ran - I thought what have I to lose - either I score or it's a PTB, I got quite a long way to the line - they weren't expecting such a stupid move - I was tackled, we lost the subsequent scrum and field position - my teamates weren't best pleased
The point about the dummy half conceding a scrum if he was caught in possession was something I'd completely forgotten. I assume you're pretty certain about it. It's quite an interesting concept that could be adapted today in some way to discourage too many dummy-half scoots, and to encourage more passing of the ball from the ruck.
Edited by Trojan, 27 March 2013 - 08:23 PM.