You are absolutely right. It is impossible to take all these things in consideration. If player welfare is so important, why not ban up and unders altogether? That would definitely solve this conundrum and promote running rugby.
Basicly I don't have a problem with this outcome. The penalty happened before time was officially up and the whistle sounds before the clock turns red. On the other hand so much illegal stuff seems to be going on at the resulting maul, including blatantly coming in from the side (although that might have something to do with the camera angle) that I don't understand how the try was given anyway. »
Have to agree with you, Tetley. This kind of tackle on a person that's not even expecting physical contact at all (since she's a referee, not a player) is so dangerous that I wouldn't have any problem with a lifetime ban.