Stan Wickham (3)
It's a team game. I don't get the idea that it is grossly unfair that the team gets affected by one player's actions.
Is it grossly unfair when a player makes a mistake and it costs their team a try or the game?
I think you move into dangerous territory if you are deciding that trying to keep the game as even as possible for the fans is of more importance than the laws of the game.
High and dangerous tackles are reducing because the penalties for it are harsh. Look at the prevalence of lifting tackles in the game now compared to a few years ago. The zero tolerance policy has changed techniques. It works.
I gave 3 important points as to why I think its a flawed punishment.
The example of a player mistake costing a try is 'apples and oranges' opposed to 14 Vs 15 for half the game.