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    Default Nigel Owens loss of form

    Is it just me or is that Nigel Owens 3rd poor game on the bounce. Yarde's YC was fully deserved but M'aa Nonu should have been on the sidelines for 10 minutes as well. also that mess at the 5m line should have seen another one on the side as well.

    Very poor IMO

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    I called it here, about three games ago!
    Too much focus on his witty bon mot destined for youtube and after dinner stand up , not enough on the game. (cue much derision from everyone elae)

    Actually I thought NO looked less than comfortable in himself during some passages, not quite projecting the normal assuredness

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    Default Re: Nigel Owens loss of form

    ever notice that he avoids eye contact with the players?
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    This isn't aimed at just NO - it is happening in the live game now too, and over the last few weekends. It seems there is a reluctance to penalise slow moving defenders, and a tendency to allow arriving defenders to wrestle for the ball, then a call of "release"... Then pause, then they let go. There have been a lot of slow and untidy breakdowns with (in my eyes) cynical disruption of attacking possession. I hope they look at it and tighten up a bit

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    By the time the referee assesses/ communicates and players hear /react ... The damage is done. Early in game I'd rather see assess & penalise to establish the expectation

    The more the referee micro manages these situations the more he has to, too much being asked of them

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    Well good to see he pulled one scrum put in as not straight but how on earth did England not get the foot up decision. The England front row were in absolute ascendency and Coles was well and truly stuffed. It was put behind his foot and they were still going backwards.

    No advantage gained from a position of superiority so no benefit from having a powerful scrum. The commentators didn't comment either but I suppose for some the scrum is just a mean to restart the game and not an intrinsic part of the beautiful battle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikingBud View Post
    Well good to see he pulled one scrum put in as not straight ............ for some the scrum is just a mean to restart the game and not an intrinsic part of the beautiful battle!
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    Bad he only pulled one scrum as not straight ..........
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    Mike Cron doesn't need to campaign to change the feed to +2 ball widths, NO is already sanctioning 2.5 - 3 !

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    Isn't Nigel doing what he's always done and teams are now adapting to him, pushing and bending the law to breaking point in trying to gain the small advantages?

    His great games have had very low penalty counts and he may well be trying to maintain this aspect a little too much.
    If you look hard enough, there'll be a penalty in there somewhere.

    The greatest ruck is one that never forms, but sometimes it can't be helped. #Woshkabomy

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    Default Re: Nigel Owens loss of form

    I wonder how good of a game he would have had if england had won?

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    Default Re: Nigel Owens loss of form

    Quote Originally Posted by ddjamo View Post
    I wonder how good of a game he would have had if england had won?
    Oh yawn. People here are questioning a few calls. Some of which benefited England.

    The lack of YC was very odd.

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