Surely the person doing the dummy run should be behind the ball carrier, not in front! That’s obstruction. Hard to see it in real time for the Welsh try, but it should never have been allowed. Strict adherence to the law in similar obstruction/dummy moves has been softened to create a more exciting try rich experience to win over new rugby followers. Same laissez faire attitude now prevalent with the forward pass. Came as a surprise that Biggar’s try wasn’t allowed to stand.
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. »