Bulls puzzled by scrum laws

    2015-04-29 07:30

    Cape Town - Bulls coach Frans Ludeke says rugby's scrums have become a grey area which leads to inconsistent decisions from officials.

    The Bulls were heavily penalised at scrum time in their 15-13 defeat to the Stormers at Newlands last Saturday, with loosehead prop Dean Greyling the main culprit.

    Greyling was dominated by Frans Malherbe and conceded four first half penalties that resulted in 12 points for the Stormers.

    Ludeke has not taken a swipe at referee Jaco Peyper, but said the rules at scrum time have everyone confused.

    "We'll have to take responsibility in the scrums. There are certain issues we can sort out, but the scrums aren't ideal. It's too much of a grey area to be honest," Ludeke told Netwerk24.

    "Refereeing decisions can go either way. It shouldn't be like that and it's sad that the game is moving in that direction. It's something that needs to be addressed.

    "You don't want to lose a match because of scrum decisions in a final, semi-final or an important match like the past weekend.

    "But having said that, we know we need to be more accurate."

    In their next assignment, the Bulls host the Lions at Loftus Versfeld this coming Saturday (19:10 kick-off).

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