But the snap proceeded to corrupt the strategy. This was not a good thing, but it was something that could be fixed. But the snap was something that could never be fixed, so the strategy was scrapped. Instead, the team would address the issue at the line of scrimmage with a different strategy. The new strategy was "scrum" (or "spur" as it was called in the US).
Instead of punting, the team would work the scrum, and once the scrum was completed, the team would return to the ball. This strategy was not without problems. The defensive team would have to work the scrum, and since the scrum would work the defensive line would have an advantage. However, the advantage was small because the scrum was not designed for a team to return the ball. The solution to this was to change the scrum to a punt.
Now, the strategy was to punt if the scrum did not result in a bad field position. And the result was that the team that got the ball at the end of the snap was more likely to win. This is the second time in two years that the Irish have had a penalty in the final minutes of matches. The first time was in the 2014 Six Nations when Johnny Sexton's kick went out of bounds to give France a try. The winner of the next fixture will have all the advantage in the last minute.
It is normally in the last minute of games that penalties are converted. Once you have a penalty in the last minute, the outcome of the game is in your hands. It is up to you to convert it. When the Irish penalties were taken, it was thought that the game was over. The scrum was not up to the standard that was expected of it and the game was being decided by the scrum. When the snap was made, that strategy was abandoned.
The snap-hungry scrum was now a strategy to exploit. As the scrum moved forward, the snap was made (in order to avoid the scrum entering the penalty area) and the scrum continued forward. This caused a number of problems for the referee, who was now making decisions based on the scrum. The scrum was now used as a leverage point and the scrum became a reality. The referees were now constantly aware of the scrum. The decision to bring the scrum back into the penalty area was not made lightly. The scrum was a physical phenomenon.
The referee's decision to bring the scrum back into the penalty area was a sign of great desperation. It was a sign of desperation in the face of a dynamic scrum. The referee was unwilling to make a decision on the field that risked a penalty. He was trying to create a scrum that was as dynamic as possible.