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Referee Checklist

Are all players ready to form a scrum including scrum half with ball?


  • Are teams at the same height?
  • Are they a correct distance? (not too close or too far away)
  • Are players of the same side bound correctly?


  • Props reach out and bind on the body of the opposition player
  • Binds are correct not on the arm or floor
  • Heads are in the right place (not head to head)
  • Neither team is moving over the referee’s mark


  • Teams come together to form a scrum on the referees invitation
  • Players who change bind do so without breaking the law
  • The scrum is square and stationary
  • The ball is thrown in straight so that both teams can strike if they choose

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