Steve Williams (59)
Rennie not happy
As frustrated as he was, Dave shat the bed there.Rennie not happy
Agree. The replacement after 20 minutes for a red is a no brainer….the offender doesn’t come back, but the game is not totally lopsided.Also interesting that World Rugby has taken up some of the rule changes trialed down here but not the 20 minute red card. Change is hard for the home unions.
Yes, if it was mid season then the blow up might put pressure on the officials in the remainder of the year. No one will remember it next year.As frustrated as he was, Dave shat the bed there.
Not doing himself any favours. Will probably cop a fine.
Thing is, if Beale had tackled the Welshman instead of pleading, hands up, to the ref, we wouldn't have conceded that 2nd half try.
Effort was there for us but still mixed in with too much dumb...
A lot of personnel changes from those South African victories, I can see how momentum was lost.We got to be more consistent as got momentum after beating South Africa but let a lot of that get lost after this tour. Anyhow I think we learnt we are not a top 3 side at this point.
The episode shows an interesting difference between refereeing in the North compared to the South.My understanding is a knock down is okay provided :
1. The ball travels backward
2. The defender attempted to grab the ball carrier prior to knocking the ball down.
I'm not sure the second point happened in this instance, which would rule no try.