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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by damo View Post
    Because he is an ex leaguie and under pressure his instincts kicked in.
    After 40+ caps?

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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckieB View Post
    Beam me up. Is that, pretend he wasn't there?

    That he infringed is not under question.
    Surely that is all that matters? Why should we have to consider what he might have done instead? That is all that "beam me up, Scotty" means.
    if you compare against the application of the high tackle protocols, it might be better to scribe in the laws that if the player should have reasonably known that his action might prevent a try then it might serve as a clearer warning and perhaps a better deterrent.
    Why complicate the issue by asking the referee to decide what the player thought? What matters is what he did, and that is enough for the referee to have to judge
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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    I find it hard to imagine that NZ players on the pitch were disappointed with decision. If it had a been a game I was reffing it seems like an incident that might might well prompt some discussion in the bar afterwards, because it was unusual, but on pitch I think the players would have accepted a PT quite easily, and with a PT it's always a card
    It was Scrum penalty at 54 minutes, or 110 on the coverage I have to hand. Took place right in front of AG but I think he was watching himself on the big screen and missed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OB.. View Post
    Surely that is all that matters? Why should we have to consider what he might have done instead? That is all that "beam me up, Scotty" means.
    Why complicate the issue by asking the referee to decide what the player thought? What matters is what he did, and that is enough for the referee to have to judge
    Looking to shift the burden of responsibility even more onto the player and away from a judgement call by the ref.

    "SBW you should have reasonably known that the action might prevent a try from being scored. That I don't have to consider whether the opposing player would have probably scored..... "just shifts the emphasis marginally and we can all say, what a silly thing to do, not spend time wondering whether it was a probable try. As some have said, the player might have not been well placed to ground the ball.

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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Here's the inadvertent PK --

    https://youtu.be/YV5cFrdwPBM?t=4265


    that's an interesting one !

    I think AG made the right call, but for the wrong reason. Best just to say 'a PK can't happen accidentally'

    Note that AB's didn't really believe in it either, otherwise they'd have flattened him.

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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckieB View Post
    Looking to shift the burden of responsibility even more onto the player and away from a judgement call by the ref.

    "SBW you should have reasonably known that the action might prevent a try from being scored. That I don't have to consider whether the opposing player would have probably scored..... "just shifts the emphasis marginally and we can all say, what a silly thing to do, not spend time wondering whether it was a probable try. As some have said, the player might have not been well placed to ground the ball.

    That is all the referee has to judge, and if you listen to what Angus Gardner actually said...

    "I believe the ball would have landed in the French player's hands but for the slap down by (black) No 12, so its going to be a penalty try"

    ...you would realise that this can no longer be speculated upon. You might disagree with his opinion, but you cannot disagree with his awarding of a PT based on what HE has said his thinking is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lindsay G View Post
    It was Scrum penalty at 54 minutes, or 110 on the coverage I have to hand. Took place right in front of AG but I think he was watching himself on the big screen and missed it.
    Terrible post!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
    That is all the referee has to judge, and if you listen to what Angus Gardner actually said...

    "I believe the ball would have landed in the French player's hands but for the slap down by (black) No 12, so its going to be a penalty try"

    ...you would realise that this can no longer be speculated upon. You might disagree with his opinion, but you cannot disagree with his awarding of a PT based on what HE has said his thinking is.
    Not disputing his award of the PT & no problem with his thought process and the outcome as he saw it. I am just exploring the opportunity to amend a process to make it less reliant on the judgement from a ref's perspective and assign more direct accountability to the player which might just have prevented his brain fade.

    "if you you don't think you are going to like the outcome, don't make the attempt." is all I'm saying.
    Last edited by ChuckieB; 14-11-17 at 00:11.

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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    Quote Originally Posted by Pegleg View Post
    After 40+ caps?
    What's your explanation then?
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    Default Re: Sonny Bill Williams/Sinny Bin Williams

    I don't have one. That is why I ask the question. I just don't buy a 40+ cap player should be making that sort of error.

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