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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Quote Originally Posted by thepercy View Post
    If a BC makes a similar "fend" with the forearm/elbow, to the body, is it a PK and card, or only if this action is to head or neck?
    I've seen it more frequently this season than before; generally I give a penalty for it.

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Wakeham View Post
    I'm saying why should he be allowed to when the tackler may not.
    Because them's the rules! The BC is allowed to make contact with a would be tackler above the shoulder and can lead with the shoulder and we wouldn't blink at it.
    But I do see a point with the 'contact to the eye area'. A hand off to the face is legal (with a few caveats) so why is a hand brushing across an opponents face when you're swimming through a maul a red card? For me, the latter is the problem!

    For the OP, if I'd been reffing (without a TMO) I'd have given a penalty (maybe YC, depending on the amount of niggle in the game up until then). First viewing I saw a lead with the forearm, but not clear where the contact was.

    With the TMO I'd have gone yellow for recklessness.

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    Default Re: Welsh cup semi final - fend with the forearm

    If you read carefullyy, I am not arguing that they are not the rules. i am saying there is an inconsistency in ho the tackler and the tackled player are being treated and that I think that is daft. If contct with the head is dangerous in one direction it is the same the other way around.

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