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Camquin
28-04-16, 09:04
North Devon Journal have an article (http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Tonbridge-Juddians-Guide-Barnstaple-s-play/story-29187536-detail/story.html)on Barstaple's opponents in the play-off Tonbridge Juddanians.

I was drawn to this picture

3422

Try red or penalty green?

OB..
28-04-16, 09:04
North Devon Journal have an article (http://www.northdevonjournal.co.uk/Tonbridge-Juddians-Guide-Barnstaple-s-play/story-29187536-detail/story.html)on Barstaple's opponents in the play-off Tonbridge Juddanians.

I was drawn to this picture

http://www.rugbyrefs.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3422&stc=1

Try red or penalty green?A good example of why it can be impossible to tell from a still photo.

Dan_A
28-04-16, 09:04
For my money it's impossible to tell from a still picture. For example the green player could have deliberately put his right arm across the supporting player in the seconds before this picture was taken, with red just 'shrugging him off'.

leaguerefaus
28-04-16, 09:04
For all we know, green has initiated contact to ensure red cannot offload to his support player, and red is just trying to push the green player off him so he can back up the ball runner. A photo of a moment in time cannot be used to judge this incident.

DocY
28-04-16, 11:04
Forget material, it's impossible to tell if it's even an offence from this picture!

Dickie E
28-04-16, 14:04
Try red or penalty green?

certainly not a try - ball needs to be on ground for a try

Pegleg
28-04-16, 16:04
Concur with comments above it is impossible to offer a verdict.

L'irlandais
29-04-16, 15:04
I agree with OB..s point that from a still photo we cannot decide.
However it is worth bearing in mind that Green is perfectly entitled to continue running his line. It seems Red is trying to go wide in support of the ball carrier, Green has no obligation to get out of his way. not that I am aware of anyway. Red on the other hand cannot push him out of the way, since it is against the LoTG to push an opponent off the ball
10.1 Obstruction
(a) Charging or pushing. When a player and an opponent are running for the ball, either player must not charge or push the other except shoulder-to-shoulder.
Sanction: Penalty kickthe depth of field can be deceptive, but if an attacker was to obstruct a would be tackler, you could disallow the try and come back for penalty to Green. Right?