New Zealand v France

Re: New Zealand v France

Peanutcoxy 12 Jun 2018 08:51 am said..

The difficulty is inevitably the ball carrier and his position going into the tackle. Invariably they are very low, leading with the head/shoulders and it is impossible not to make contact with the head or shoulders when tackled from the front. Wayne Barnes did a piece on this on the Rugby Tonight
http://sport.bt.com/sport-hurts/debate- ... 4273802703 but his reply to this was wholly unsatisfactory; and he’s pretty much the best around. If he can’t really answer this, what chance have Tempest et al.
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stuartjames 12 Jun 2018 09:18 am said..

Any updates on citings etc from the match ?
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King Prawn Bhuna 12 Jun 2018 09:35 am said..

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upton dc 12 Jun 2018 10:00 am said..

That is disgraceful. Who was the citing officer? Southern Hemisphere? They seem to inhabit a different planet when it comes to citing the untouchable ABs. A guy is in hospital with serious head injuries and despite Northern Hemisphere players getting carded for the softest of seat belt tackles, the ABs and the officials that enforce the laws (or not in this case) get away with condoning physical assault and battery.
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stuartjames 12 Jun 2018 10:31 am said..

I can't actually believe that!
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Fat Taff 12 Jun 2018 10:52 am said..

Looks like the citing window has passed.

Baffling.
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Neilio44 12 Jun 2018 11:13 am said..

Unbelievable.
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DieTrying 12 Jun 2018 13:59 pm said..

The latest shizzle, sorry, statement from WR: www.independent.co.uk/sport/rugby/rugby ... 6.html?amp
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Fat Taff 12 Jun 2018 14:27 pm said..

Having reviewed all available camera angles, the Citing Commissioner considered Ofa Tu’ungafasi to have executed a dangerous tackle “just short of” red card level (in accordance with World Rugby Regulation 17), which caused injury to France winger Remy Grosso.

In considering the mechanics of the incident, the Citing Commissioner determined that there were mitigating factors which prevented the conduct from reaching the red card level in his opinion. These included Remy Grosso’s body position lowering as he went into contact with Sam Cane, who effected the tackle initially, immediately before Ofa Tu’ungafasi joined a dynamic tackle situation.

That is colossal bowlarks of the highest order. Any player who gets a red for similar in the future, or gets cited for the same simply needs to wheel this out and legitimately get off if the application is the same.

Constant punishment of seatbelt tackles all season which do little actual damage, put a bloke in hospital, off you go son, no problem.
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Lebowski 12 Jun 2018 16:00 pm said..

Hey it’s progress! Usually in NZ the citing officer can’t even be found! :lol: :lol:
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