All year I've been watching defending sides stand offside. In my books, its one of the biggest issues in the game. Does anyone know what the rule says ? When can the defensive line move forward ? Is it when the man playing the ball puts it down ? When he touches it with his foot ? When the dummy half picks it up ? When it "clears' the ruck (That sounds like the world's biggest grey area to me....but whatever) At the moment it seems the rule is....whenever you damn feel like it. The Rooters were all over us on Monday. The ball carrier had hardly gotten past the play the ball and they were on us. Penalties for inside the 10 are only blown if the player is 2m in front of the ref when the ball is played. Nothing for moving too early....well rarely anyway. For God's sake. Can we get a little clarity ?