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  1. Grant NZ

    Bledisloe 2. Eden Park, 24th Sept 7.05pm NZT. 5.05 pm AEST, 3.05 WA

    The ball carrier, not the ball, is not permitted to slide back in the maul. There’s no issue with the ball being transferred through the hands to the rear.
  2. Grant NZ

    Bledisloe 2. Eden Park, 24th Sept 7.05pm NZT. 5.05 pm AEST, 3.05 WA

    He didn't jump into the tackle, he has both feet on the ground when Slipper tackles him. It's just that Slipper went low and Retallick kind of trips over him. It looked bad in real time, but there was nothing wrong with the tackle or Retallick's action.
  3. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    I think he wouldn't have called it. He'd have stopped the clock and then lectured Foley in a patronising manner sure to go viral on twitter.
  4. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    You wouldn't be discussing this call if it had happened in the 39th minute If it's more important to you, why wouldn't the ref also pay closer attention?
  5. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    The sky shouldn't be blue.
  6. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    If Foster's retained it'll be within 5 years max.
  7. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    He kicked it in 2 seconds, that's pretty awesome tbf.
  8. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    It's not though. A call in the 80th is more important than a call in the 3rd, the fact we're discussing this call proves that.
  9. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    Nah, I would. For all the shit we AB fans get for blaming the ref, you haven't noticed that we're not immune from putting the blame on our players or coach? It was a random call but Foley also shat the bed.
  10. Grant NZ

    2022 Bledisloe Cup. Wallabies vs All Blacks

    I take your point, but equally - do you drive a bit more carefully in certain situations? Eg, in front of schools or when there's a cop behind you? I can totally accept that the call was out of the ordinary and I'd be shitty if the situation were reversed, but given the ref's warnings, I also...
  11. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    Yeah, but think of all the money you save on legal fees, a sawn afterdavid isn't cheap.
  12. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    I feel like they trialled this in the NPC a few years back. I think maybe it might be something that should still be at the ref's discretion rather than being written into the laws, I wonder if some teams might figure out some sort of advantage to be had if they know the other team is unlikely...
  13. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    Paisami was the tackler.
  14. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    BTW, for me the most baffling call yesterday was no review of that head on head contact that lead to Paisami going off for an HIA. Looked pretty similar to the tackles that lead to Red & Yellow cards respectively in the Ire v NZ series.
  15. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    Other than the HB, no other backs can be inside the 5 at a scrum.
  16. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    I mean, that's not inconsistent - a try being scored is different to advantage. Refs will often reverse a penalty if the second offence is more serious (ie, foul play vs offside). It's not very well written, but the advantage law does address this - That last sentence is key & if the subsequent...
  17. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    It's totally offside/obstruction, but other than every now and then when WR (World Rugby) asks refs to explicitly police it, it just gets ignored 99% of the time.
  18. Grant NZ

    Refereeing decisions

    Some pretty bizarre calls - I'm still trying to figure out what he was talking about when he stopped the Boks from taking that quick throw in.
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