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Brodie Retallick issued off-field yellow card for tip tackle on Andries Bekker

Stroudos excellent assumption. You can glean a lot from stats and your correct smart rugby. Another point to be made is the AB's have been building since the Irish tests. Watch closely at the matches look at moves , running lines , players positions on the field. Note they don't panic when the opposition score, As for others who suggest cheating, the AB's have been accused of cheating since 1905 because the way they have played its not British.............

2 Years, 11 Months ago

Brodie Retallick issued off-field yellow card for tip tackle on Andries Bekker

stroudos , the point i'm am making is the IRB uses strong language in anything they deem foul play. I am using IRB language and IRB law. They are quick to finger point at players but DO NOT Criticise IRB refs to the same degree. I think its about time IRB refs start to come under pressure by National unions, Captains and players. The refs at International level are given too much power and can destroy a game ie Warburton incident.We currently have Ref , AR's TMO's , citing commissioners now they will add more power to TMO

3 Years, 16 Hours ago

Brodie Retallick issued off-field yellow card for tip tackle on Andries Bekker

If there was an offence committed why did not the ref pick it up , and he was in the perfect position, the AR didn't put his flag out , no discussion was entered into , why was he given a yellow card , when the officials were right there , surely they should be reprimanded for not making a decision that was contrary to IRB directive. They should be given a one week suspension from all forms of rugby , a players life was in danger and they stood by and did nothing!
The IRB directive is this:
Law 10.4(j) reads: Lifting a player from the ground and dropping or driving that player into the ground whilst that player’s feet are still off the ground such that the player’s head and/or upper body come into contact with the ground is dangerous play.
A directive was issued to all Unions and Match Officials in 2009 emphasizing the IRB’s zero-tolerance stance towards dangerous tackles and reiterating the following instructions for referees:
- The player is lifted and then forced or ‘speared’ into the ground (red card offence)
- The lifted player is dropped to the ground from a height with no regard to the player’s safety (red card offence)
- For all other types of dangerous lifting tackles a yellow card or penalty may be considered sufficient

3 Years, 1 Day ago