Discussion in 'Rugby Matches' started by RugbyReg, Jun 11, 2019.
No chance he could have just been winded I guess?
This is a pathetic post.
The impact and the transmitted force is plain to see. Looking at how Lilo was holding his shoulder I thought he'd dislocated it or else had the mother of stingers, which given his continuation seems apparent. To say he was taking a dive is ludicrous and makes me wonder if you ever played despite all you anecdotes here of the years.
As I've said the decision making process was flawed, very badly - but to make this assertion is absurd.
Yeah - I don’t get that one. He was smashed and it was clear his shoulder was still troubling him in the second half. I’ve got no doubt guys do take a dive to get things reviewed. It never occurred to me this might be one of those times. If anything, the fact he got up at all shows how tough modern footballers are.
Any news on LSL? Looked a bad one
Attached will be the "Decision Making Framework" used at the RWC as it currently being used at the U20s WC. Also attached is World Rugby's YouTube Video of the Framework in action with some examples. Also have a look at the U20s games to see it in effect.
If the match officials had used this they would have come to the conclusion that no penalty was to be awarded if it was "near the head but not actually contacting" or if contact was made to the head with the force applied it would have been a straight red no ifs or buts.
Edit :- I should also say that the only reason that we are not seeing this now in Super Rugby and nor will we see it in the RC is because of the usual SANZAAR dispensation because our season is halfway through. Our (SANZAAR) players will need to be heavily coached in this before the RWC. This is a World Rugby directive so it WILL be in force next year.
I did enjoy Tupou chuckling to himself as he ran off and trying to go sit with his teammates before being directed to the naughty chair. He's great for team culture.
I think they want it a bit lower, there was a trial at U20's of a "nipple height" rule where the aim was meant to be a few inches lower to avoid accidental collisions with the head.
it seems it is to protect the tackler
Surely that makes the tackle even more subjective
Pretty defined where the shoulders finish and the neck starts, not so much where “nipple height” is, especially in real-time during a fast paced game
Nah that's high and a shoulder charge for me, looking at the above. I know there was an arm involved, but he didn't wrap at any stage for mine.
Has anyone been cited for the tip tackle on Higgers? Arm between the legs, lifted past horizontal and driven head first into the ground is a red card. I was astounded it was missed on the night, I think only saved by McGahan's equally astounding drop goal sailing over.
A judiciary would likely rule that penalty only because Higgers uses the high knees technique to try and get through the tackle. I don't like that defence, but they're trying to make a line between players getting into trouble by jumping out of a tackle and players being tipped, and they've drawn it there.
I don't think Higgers jumped into that tackle at all, that was poor tackling technique plain and simple
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