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Awkward discussions eliminated with new SANZAAR Super Rugby TMO Protocol

Maybe there should also be a protocol to punish TMOs who get straight forward decisions wrong. I know referees sometimes get it wrong as things happen in real time. But when you have super slowmo HD replays from different angles and still get a decision wrong, somebody needs to be punished. For example, Kerevi's 2nd try for the Reds against the Sharks today was an obvious double movement but the TMO still saw no reason to not allow the try.

3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago

New directives under fire once more as Brice Dulin gets carded for challenge

World Rugby has gone full retard.... Never go full retard!

1 Month, 2 Weeks ago

Italy fully deserving of first ever victory over the Springboks

The demise of the Springboks lie squarely on the shoulders of World Rugby and all unions who are part of the organisation. In the 70's and 80's every man and his dog protested Springbok matches as players were selected based on the color of their skins because of political interference. The same has been happening for the last 20 odd years, starting off slowly but gradually building up to where we are now. And this isn't even the end. 50% of the RWC squad in 2019 has to be non-white.

So where are all our politically correct friends who were so vocal a couple of decades ago? Especially in this day and age where everything non-PC seems to make headline news around the world? Oh, I forgot, it's only racist when it's the other way around....

3 Months, 3 Days ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

With regards to 'a body part'. When a player runs with the ball and inexplicably loses control of the ball, it hits his knee and touches another player or the ground before he can regather it it will be blown up as a knock on. Which would then be the same as a non-kick with the heel. On the other hand, as you say, if a teammate passes the ball to you and it comes off your knee, chest or head it would be play on.

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

Do you not lose possession of the ball when you kick it? Voluntarily so but you do physically lose possession of the ball through a kick which is legal.
In this case he also lost possession voluntarily but the ball traveled forward by a means which doesn't constitute a kick (by law) therefor it must be a knock on. No?

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

Apologies for not being a regular. Just thought that it's an interesting law which needed to be discussed. I remember seeing the same happen in a professional match recently, can't for the life of me remember which competition it was or which teams were involved, and it it also lead to a try. And the first thing I thought to myself was that it should have been disallowed.
PS. tooldtooplay doesn't make any sense....

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

So we can agree that it isn't a kick by definition. And one of the definitions of a knock on is if a player loses control of the ball and the ball travels towards the opposition tryline. Did he keep control of the ball by dropping it back onto his heel? No. Did the ball travel forward towards the opposition tryline? Yes. So if it isn't a kick it must be a knock on?

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

There's no law dictating who may or may not attempt a kick at goal. Unfortunately there is a law regarding what constitutes as a kick. Now, if he regathered the kick before the ball hit the ground, that would have been class....

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

If knowing the basic rules of rugby make me the life of the party then so be it....

3 Months, 1 Week ago

Perfectly executed back heel kick 100m try goes viral

Kick: A kick is made by hitting the ball with any part of the leg or foot, except the heel,
from the toe to the knee but not including the knee; EXCEPT THE HEEL

3 Months, 1 Week ago