- May 31, 2011
The scrumhalf only gets a certain amount of time to clear the ball from a static maul or ruck and keep it moving. The idea is to stop time wasting. It's usually about 5 seconds that you're allowed, before he turns over possession.
Understandably refs give a lot of leeway with this as you don't want to unnecessarily disadvantage the attacking team.
They'll sometimes say "use it or lose it".
Agh ok, now with you. Thanks! Who would have guessed that you were actually helpful around here