Barritt deserved red and the unfortunate Barrington, yellow at most. If it hadn’t been for the former’s swinging arm, Paling may well have stayed far more upright and avoided the latter’s shoulder. simples.
Unlucky, freak timing sort of accident, in my opinion. DH went in to clatter him, SOB dropped suddenly and the blow caught him much higher than intended. looked horrendous and ref couldn’t really do much else, and DH kind of accepted his fate. What else could he do. Was still a swinging arm I guess, but intended for ribs or to dislodge the ball. »
Too many forward passes as usual, especially in try scoring situations. Still, if both sides do it all the time, guess there’s no real cause for complaint. Perhaps the rule should be amended to make it easier for everybody.