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    Default Re: "You Must Be On Your Feet To Make a Tackle"...Sydney 7's

    They presumably discuss rugby though.

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    Default Re: "You Must Be On Your Feet To Make a Tackle"...Sydney 7's

    Quote Originally Posted by Taff View Post
    A lot of commentators are former players, and as we know a lot of players don't read the lawbook; they just learn the laws as they go along. Eg I never saw a lawbook in over 20 years of playing rugby. I'm still surprised though that a team of commentators don't have ready access to a friendly Ref so that they can be quietly corrected if they make a blatant mistake. I'm not suggesting they get humiliated live on TV, but a quiet word would be good surely. It needn't be a high profile Ref either.
    I like this in American Football on TV. They usually have an ex referee either in the commentary booth (Mr Mike Pereira) or hooked up somewhere to give interpretation, clarify laws etc.

    Bizarrely given American Football is arguably even more complex than rugby, commentators tend to be more clued up on the laws.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger View Post
    That is quite outstanding!! I have not see this before.

    What amazes me is that the defending captain did not point out to the Ref that it was his team mate who touched it down. He must have been too astonished to realise what was going on.

    Although, it seems to be an easy mistake to make. Blue cuff of Rory Underwood's shirt resulted in a penalty for hands in the ruck being given to England in the 1991 World Cup semi-final....
    I think players were too flabbergasted by the TMO’s decision, to say anything. Some of them are wearing their “that can’t be right” faces. Easy mistake for a referee to make. But if a TV commentator can spot it, surely the TMO can too; otherwise what is the point of appointing a TMO?
    I suspect there were some redfaces after the match.

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