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Discussion in 'Sports' started by RhinoVonHawkrider, Dec 27, 2012.
I see Barrett has an issue with ball placement
Yeah, coz no one's ever done that before....
I corrected it for ya ....
And the Aussies have been slow to pick up on this one...
Cant wait for the world cup.I'm getting antsy!
At least there are games this weekend.
Bloody slow not a given. Straya, ... what a performance. Scintillating back line play. Samu fucking Kerevi rampaging through the AB defense.
And Scottie Barrett might be out 6 weeks with that red card!
it must have been the new stadium.
The Kiwis will tell you it had more to do with frogs
Well done the Boks. The Rugby Championship champs.
Two good things happened today (from a Bok supporter perspective.) All Blacks lost, and honestly didn't look very good doing so. Boks showed grit and won.
Silverware for the first time in a decade!
Best I've seen the aussies play in a long time. I don't reckon the AB's would have won, even if Barrett only got a yellow. Kerevi will be a bigger loss than Folau when he goes to Japan next year. I have told anyone that will listen I think Beale is just as good as Folau at fullback, they just have different strengths. Folau is unmatched under the high ball, but Beale is better than him across just about every other aspect of the game.
I tend to agree with you, but we'll never know.
The problem is that if you show any tackle or collision in ultra slow-mo, it's going to look bad.
It might have been a yellow, but that would have been harsh.
Even Eddie Jones though it wasn't a card.
I also noticed that Hooper squealed like he'd broken his neck and then smirked as he jogged away..
The ABs had already lost the game by the time that incident happened. Penalty and yellow card at best, but you got roll with what is dished out.
Perhaps, but, there was no arms in it and it was shoulder/elbow to the head/neck. With the way they are cracking down on both shoulder charges and head contact, there's no way he was getting less than a yellow.
As I said, a yellow would have been (harsh but) fair.
Also if they're going to be this pedantic, why was no action taken when Samu Kerevi hit Beauden Barrett in the head with his forearm when scoring his try?
Strictly speaking, IRB is clear that contact to the head is a card. Either yellow or red.
It starts by clearly delineating the high tackle from a shoulder charge.
The ball carrier is "exempt" from the head contact rule.
Application of the head contact rule vis a vis the ball carrier is at the refs discretion.
The onus of the head contact law is to ensure safe tackling.
So the head and neck is only sacrosanct when it's the tackler?
Kerevi's fend was illegal.
If you're going to penalise Barrett, how aboutthethree neck roles on Sam Cane at the breakdown?
Neck rolls are something that almost never gets punished. Not sure what you're talking about with sam cane, I didn't notice anything obvious, but wasn't really looking for it. I know there have been a few games in recent times where pocock has had his head targeted and nobody got punished.
Yeah, pretty much. The laws explicitly permit the ball carrier to fend off a defender in the face, as long as it's with an open hand and not with a punching- ish motion.
"Kerevi's fend was illegal" As were just about all of Jonah Lomus then. Don't complain to me, i wasn't the ref.
The neck rolls were a huge focus a few years ago. Alas, refs seem to have forgotten that focus.
England win over Wales was a surprise. Not sure it means a whole lot though - that said, England were pretty much 2nd/3rd choices and Wales were pretty much at full strength. Still, I'd sooner win the game than loose it
Looks good for the old boys heading into the tournament.