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    Consistency ref challenges in the air - in the same game!

    Play on for the first one, I'm not rewarding a player who jumps into a grounded player who is clearly contesting the ball safely in order to gain a PK. If you want to put yourself in a dangerous position, take the consequences. The player on the ground did not attempt a tackle prior to...
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    Consistency ref challenges in the air - in the same game!

    Play on for the first one, I'm not rewarding a player who jumps into a grounded player who is clearly contesting the ball safely in order to gain a PK. If you want to put yourself in a dangerous position, take the consequences. The player on the ground did not attempt a tackle prior to...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Itoje chargedown v Samoa

    If sliding in feet first to stop a grubber is acceptable, at what height is a player using their feet no longer acceptable? Can a player use their leg to stop a kick at hip level? Or can a player on a charge down leap in the air and assume throw their legs around to try to stop the ball? What...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Itoje chargedown v Samoa

    If sliding in feet first to stop a grubber is acceptable, at what height is a player using their feet no longer acceptable? Can a player use their leg to stop a kick at hip level? Or can a player on a charge down leap in the air and assume throw their legs around to try to stop the ball? What...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Itoje chargedown v Samoa

    Studs first dives are not acceptable to me, mainly due to the possible level of impact on a players ankles. As for the approach head first, if a player decides to tackle low and put his head in a position where he may get accidentally booted in the head, that's their problem, not mine. For...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Itoje chargedown v Samoa

    Studs first dives are not acceptable to me, mainly due to the possible level of impact on a players ankles. As for the approach head first, if a player decides to tackle low and put his head in a position where he may get accidentally booted in the head, that's their problem, not mine. For...
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    O Keefe and Farrell

    Wayne Barnes may disagree with you there. :)
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    O Keefe and Farrell

    Wayne Barnes may disagree with you there. :)
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    In this situation, I'm not comfortable with a relatively minor infringement In Goal being equated to a swinging head high, both result in a YC, but one is thuggery the other stupidity. Thuggery needs to be wiped out, but stupidity less so.
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    In this situation, I'm not comfortable with a relatively minor infringement In Goal being equated to a swinging head high, both result in a YC, but one is thuggery the other stupidity. Thuggery needs to be wiped out, but stupidity less so.
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    I'd say that SBW had a fair chance of catching the ball and forcing it if he didn't knock it dead, but since he is to be removed due to foul play (unfairly in this situation in my opinion) then the French player would have caught it and then it becomes a matter of the interpretation of...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    I'd say that SBW had a fair chance of catching the ball and forcing it if he didn't knock it dead, but since he is to be removed due to foul play (unfairly in this situation in my opinion) then the French player would have caught it and then it becomes a matter of the interpretation of...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    I think the "beam me up" principal works when tackle/contact related foul play (high, shoulder charge, tripping, etc) has occured, but in this case I think it is excessive. I think many would argue that throwing the ball into touch in goal isn't on a level with much of the other items in...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    I think the "beam me up" principal works when tackle/contact related foul play (high, shoulder charge, tripping, etc) has occured, but in this case I think it is excessive. I think many would argue that throwing the ball into touch in goal isn't on a level with much of the other items in...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Got a time? my stream was pretty bad
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Got a time? my stream was pretty bad
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    After another YC against the French, which probably contributed to the change from a reasonably polished to a pretty ragged looking AB team on the field, what do others think about SBW? It seems that parts of the NZ media are turning against him and even while I admire his ferocity, I still...
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    [INTERNATIONAL] Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    After another YC against the French, which probably contributed to the change from a reasonably polished to a pretty ragged looking AB team on the field, what do others think about SBW? It seems that parts of the NZ media are turning against him and even while I admire his ferocity, I still...
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    Primary duties

    When it comes to marking the 5/10m line I tend to hold an arm out (horizontal) point across the field on the line and when the last player is onside I'll drop it, or a quick gesture to a player who looks at me if they need to take another step or so. How do others do this?
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    Primary duties

    When it comes to marking the 5/10m line I tend to hold an arm out (horizontal) point across the field on the line and when the last player is onside I'll drop it, or a quick gesture to a player who looks at me if they need to take another step or so. How do others do this?