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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2018, 07:55:17 am »
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2018, 08:17:08 am »
He's an Australian.  On a similar tack, I didn't like it when Kathan Lyons talked before the Ashes of "ending some careers", so was very pleased to see him being hit for 34 in an over by David Willey (a bowler) in a limited overs game.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2018, 11:01:51 pm »
Tough match but some great play. Fantastic try saving tackle. Good result.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2018, 11:15:43 pm »
The Welsh "it definitely was a try" ...actually wasn't.

In no way doe s a 3 finger prod, at the side of the ball, constitute controlled downward pressure.


The English team look capable of doing some real damage to other teams if they trust themselves to make riskier offloads.  Watch Farrell and learn.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2018, 11:26:30 pm »
I thought the same about the Welsh ‘try’. The angle from behind and above showed clearly that the ball was beyond his fingers, but they only played that once and not slowed down.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 03:06:46 pm »
Oh bloody hell.  2 ana bit minutes.   :(
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #31 on: February 11, 2018, 04:43:13 pm »
Les Bleus snatching defeat from the jaws of victory again.  Plus ça change.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #32 on: February 11, 2018, 04:44:30 pm »
Oops.

Les Bleues did all right, though.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #33 on: February 11, 2018, 06:35:56 pm »
1. That was a Welsh try, so nya. Play the ref, though. His call.

2. Well done you sweaties!
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #34 on: February 11, 2018, 06:43:22 pm »
I will also mention the wonderful tries scored by the England centre Kildunne. Stupendous running.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #35 on: February 12, 2018, 09:31:04 pm »
Italy - Oh how I love the way you play, the spirit and the commitment. I want you to win a game just once,
So long as it's not against Ireland because well the ancestral farm is in Mayo or just at the moment Wales because my friend is their tight end prop.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2018, 08:51:25 pm »
Oops. World Rugby have confirmed to Wales that the television match official Glenn Newman was incorrect in law when he disallowed Gareth Anscombe’s first-half try at Twickenham last weekend.

The referees really should know the laws of the game.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2018, 11:47:55 pm »
Oops. World Rugby have confirmed to Wales that the television match official Glenn Newman was incorrect in law when he disallowed Gareth Anscombe’s first-half try at Twickenham last weekend.

The referees really should know the laws of the game.

*Speaking really quietly*

I know that 'downward pressure' is now not required, but 'control of the ball'?
No.  I don't see it.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2018, 11:56:40 pm »
Well .... someone has to quote the actual law at some stage in this sort of discussion. I guess it's me this week:

http://laws.worldrugby.org/?law=21

The ball can be grounded in in-goal:

- By holding it and touching the ground with it; or

- By pressing down on it with a hand or hands, arm or arms, or the front of the player’s body from waist to neck.

An attacking player grounding the ball in in-goal scores a try.

DOUBT ABOUT GROUNDING

If there is doubt about which team first grounded the ball in in-goal, play is restarts with a five-metre scrum, in line with the place where the ball was grounded. The attacking team throws in.


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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #39 on: February 14, 2018, 11:09:21 am »
I know World Rugby are the experts, but even as a Welshman there looked to be enough doubt to not award the try.
The game was really dull, and England played the conditions much better than Wales. If you build your game on accuracy in handling and offloading then it's not going to work so well with a bar of soap, so you've got to be able to kick it too.

Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #40 on: February 14, 2018, 11:43:29 am »
It was a knock on before that so, ya know.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #41 on: February 14, 2018, 11:55:26 am »
Enough with Scrums.

They just totally waste 5 minutes.  Replace them with a free-kick.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #42 on: February 14, 2018, 12:33:49 pm »
They tie up the forwards, use up their energy.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #43 on: February 14, 2018, 12:37:19 pm »
Lt. Col. Larrington (retd.), with his former referee hat on, said he'd have awarded the try...

The main difference between England and Wales in that game signs his post "Owen Farrell".
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #44 on: February 24, 2018, 06:37:41 pm »
How utterly splendid!
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #45 on: February 24, 2018, 06:39:47 pm »
Ooh Ireland are still on for a grand slam and England aren't! Well done Scotland.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #46 on: February 24, 2018, 06:40:52 pm »
Damn you, Sweaties!  Damn you to hell!

Pity England couldn't have played the first seventy minutes with the same fervour as they did in the final ten :'(
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #47 on: February 24, 2018, 07:06:35 pm »
Well done Scotland. Under pressure, England played like bags o' mince; and soooo many penalties.
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #48 on: February 24, 2018, 09:46:28 pm »
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Re: Six Nations 2018
« Reply #49 on: February 24, 2018, 09:51:39 pm »
How utterly splendid!
Indeed, it is lovely to see Ireland win.
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